Tesla Motors who are known for their electrical cars is rightly being directed by their CEO, Elon Musk. A man who’se life in a nutshell is more like a real life sci-fi thriller. Elon Musk is a South African born Canadian American Business man, an inventor, an engineer and an investor. Currently, he serves as the CTO and CEO of SpaceX, the Chairman of SolarCity, Ceo of Tesla Motors, Co-founder of PayPal, Co-Chairman of OpenAl and the Co-founder of Zip2. Let me take a breath here .. phew. Moving on with more of Elon Musk, he stated that for SolarCity, SpaceX and Tesla Motors all are surrounded by his vision to bring about a change in humanity and in the world. Few of his goals to go about this include by using sustainable energy production and consumption to tackle and reduce global warming, followed by reducing the human extinction risk by “making life multiplanetary” by making a human colony Mars. Now that escalated quickly. As on March 2016, Musk’s net worth stands at $13.5 billion.
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At the age of 12, while we were busy playing with pokemon cards, Elon musk had his eyes set on something we never even knew. He taught himself how to code and ended up making his very own computer game at 12 years, based on a space theme. As an immigrant in Canada, he also couch surfed broke and without a home. While we all were busy looking for jobs, Elon Musk made his very first millions in an Internet minute at the age of 28.
Here, I’ll share with you 5 interesting facts about Elon Musk, all that was just a take off point for ya’ll,
While he aims for stars and planets, let’s take a look back at his life on Earth, with us. Let’s crack the shell, and look inside of Elon Musk’s life.
Interesting Facts About Elon Musk
5) Elon Musk – The Inspiration for Tony Stark in Iron Man movies.
This isn’t any sort of rumor. To start off, Jon Favreau faced many problems as to how bring charisma to Tony Stark character and bring it to life. Hence, after many glitches, Robert Downey Jr. had a talk with Jon Favreau to meet Elon Musk and have a chat with him. And what happened next, is what you witnessed in Iron Man. The director has no regrets with that meeting and in his own words he says that Downey was right, when interviewed with TIME. He further praised Elon musk as a “Renaissance man in an era that needs them”. Not only this, Musk was generous enough to lend his SpaceX office space to film Iron Man.
4) If Reading Was A Crime, Elon Musk Is Your Criminal
Elon Musk has always been and still is a voracious reader. There’s a reason his reading add more and more to his knowledge and adds a creative angle to his mind. The rocket scientist, as a child used to devote four to five hours daily. As a child his favorites were hero comic books and J.R.R. Tolkien epics. Elon didn’t leave behind his reading crime back in the days, even today, with such a busy schedule Musk is a mad reader. Now if he’s techy savvy, his readings are not limited to the paper kind, in fact, as per Forbes, in Bel Air California mansion, Elon’s huge book shelf is all empty, the reason is simple, he has all his books on his iPhone. Readers don’t envy this guy. Well, okay envy a little, or maybe a lot. Either for leaving the shelves empty or having all the books on his iPhone. For Elon, fiction is no more his type, he breathes by reading Facts.
3) School Life Wasn’t Bully Free For Musk
Elon Musk wasn’t the guy who you would go up to and want to spend some time with. As per his mother in an interview with Esquire 2012, Musk was the smallest guy in his school” so we all do understand how he was the green signal for bullies. Elon used to get up every day, go to bed and repeat and made his way through his school life being bullied. No wonder he hated it so much. Hence, Elon directed himself to devoting his time to computers and pursued to become an entrepreneur. As a preteen, Musk sold his Blastar video game for $500, and was almost close to open his own gaming arcade in his high school days. Today, just look at how far Elon Musk has come. Bullies? Are you reading this? Look who’s laughing at who now. Let’s continue to next Elon Musk fact.
2) Wait Till You Hear His Sons Names
Musk has five children and their names are definitely unique, or something you can expect from Elon – Griffin, Xavier, Damian, Saxon and Kai. And they all are Musk’s heirs to his fortune. Five children and an all-rounder entrepreneur, how does he do that? Well, Musk admitted it’s with great difficulty. He hopes that if he has enough lifetime and is able to achieve his goals, then his children will witness to travel to other planets.
1) Elon’s A Burner.
Musk knows how to enjoy life too, okay? He’s a Richie rich who has some crazy adventures in deserts from time to time. Something, different and thrilling. While he was tearing through the Nevada desert, along with his cousin, Elon brainstormed the SolaryCity idea, and today he chairs it.
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