Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a
South African-born American executive, investor, engineer, and inventor. As a child,
Elon Musk was smart and developed an early interest in programming, same
pattern as Mark Zuckerberg. He later on decided to move to Canada, to study and got a Canadian citizenship
thanks to his mother. After his studies in Canada, Musk decided to move to
America where dreams come true.  At age
24, he started a company named Zip2, which he sold to Compaq for 307 million
dollars. Musk started a new project, which would become the notorious PayPal. EBay
bought PayPal for 1.5 billion dollars and instead of living life, traveling or
buying a private island Elon Musk took all the money he made and invested it
all in two companies who were at the time on the brink of bankruptcy. Elon Musk
believed they could change the world and the future for the better; he bought
SpaceX and Tesla Motors.

 

SpaceX is a
private company who designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and
spacecraft at the same time reducing the price tag. The company was founded in
2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people
to live on other planets.

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A group of
engineers who wanted to prove that people did not need to compromise to drive
electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive
than gasoline cars founded Tesla in 2003. Today, Tesla builds not only
all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and
storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil
fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

 

Today both
these companies are huge and successful, but I has not always been that way. It
has been a long and rocky road for Elon Musk to get where he is now. At the
early stages of SpaceX and Tesla, Musk faced numerous challenges whom resulted
in failure after failure; he did not give up and look where he stands today
being the CEO of two major corporation with a combined worth of around 70
billion dollars.