Elon Musk – Visionary

Man on a Mission

Elon Musk was born in the year 1971 in S. Africa. He grew up in an ordinary environment just like all of us but you may be wondering what makes him different is the truth he has always recently been fond of using and exploring the wonders of technology. He has purchased his very first company at just 10 years old and with that, he determined to get started on programming. In simple fact, just two years after that, he was capable of creating Blaster, his initial game and made it available.

He was seventeen years old when he started studying in Canada but then left 3 years later to study physics and business in Missouri. He then studied at Stanford University and took up Ph. D in energy physics. The time he moved was about the same time when the web has been attaining much attention and because of that, he fell out of school to pursue his dreams.

Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors and CEO/CTO of Space exploration technologies (SpaceX). He is also the chief designer for SpaceX, overseeing design and development of space crafts and rockets, as well as the man behind the revolutionary payment system, PayPal. By profession, Elon Musk is an engineer and an inventor, who chose to bring about a change in how we perceive the world after being inspired form The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Elon Musk studied at Queens University in Kingston, Canada. After studying there for two years, Musk landed a scholarship from University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in physics and economics. An entrepreneur by heart, Musk started off with a company named Zip2 with his brother Kimbal Musk. The venture eventually caught wind and landed a 3 million initial investment. This business was later sold and Musk received 22 million dollars as his share. His second venture was X.com that was later merged with Confinity to form Paypal. This merger landed him a staggering $180 million. Paypal was later sold to eBay for $1.5 billion. Musk simultaneously pursued his vision for outer space journey and clean transportation. Completely taking over Tesla Motors in 2008 and reviving the company from its turmoil, Musk announced his arrival on the big stage. Investing his personal money (about $185 million) in SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Musk ensured that the products his companies produced were not only functional but also revolutionary.

Today, people talk about SpaceX and Tesla Motors as the pioneers in latest technology. Elon Musk made his dreams come true in times when neither the economy nor his personal life provided him stability. Musk is a true visionary and an entrepreneur who used his genius to make the world a better place to live.

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