|Elon Musk holds triple nationality|
|Elon Musk has founded and chaired multiple companies|
|Elon's personal life is quite messed up|
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The inventor, engineer, and innovator, Elon Musk is working to design spaceships and electric cars. He has been dedicating himself to space & alternate energy technologies.
Musk is trying to redefine transportation on earth & in space. He launched a landmark commercial spacecraft in 2012. The World recognizes him as a founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors.
South African entrepreneur, who became a multi-millionaire within his late twenties is now ranked #15 Richest people in tech and #94 billionaires in 2016 by Forbes. Musk is overseeing development of rockets & spacecraft for missions to earth orbits and finally to other planets as well.
Elon Musk holds triple nationality
Elon Musk was born as Elon Reeve Musk to a South-African electro-mechanical engineer, Errol Musk and a Canadian model Maye Musk in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa on 28th June 1971. His birth was followed by his two younger siblings: his entrepreneur and environmentalist brother Kimbal and film producer & director sister Tosca Musk. Following his parents’ divorce in 1980, he grew up with his dad in South Africa.
Often bullied by his agemates in his childhood, he was once hospitalized when some boys threw him downstairs and beat him until he became unconscious. Initially attended private schools, he later went to English-speaking Waterkloof House Preparatory School and finally completed his graduation from Pretoria Bots High School before heading to Canada in 1989. It was when he got Canadian citizenship through his mom.
19-years-old Musk was enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for undergraduate study but transferred to University of Pennsylvania after two years in 1992. Finally, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in physics from University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences and majoring in Economics from Wharton School of Business.
In 1995, he moved to California and pursued Ph.D. in applied physics & materials science at Stanford University but dropped after just two days to start his business in the field of Internet, outer space and renewable energy. He earned U.S. citizenship in 2002.
Elon Musk has founded and chaired multiple companies
South African-born Musk sold his start-up company named Zip2 to a division of Compaq Computers and achieved more success after founding X.com in the fall of 1990s, SpaceX in 2002 and eventually Tesla Motors in 2003. His inventions from Tesla and SpaceX has drawn high interest.
Elon Musk biography is one of the success stories of the 21st century. Co-founder of PayPal and chairman of SolarCity, he has been seen investing in the projects that can really change the world. Also a co-chairman of OpenAI, he stated that goals of Tesla Motors, SolarCity & SpaceX spin around his vision to change the whole world and humanity. His aims include reducing global warming with the development of sustainable energy production & consumption and also reducing the risk of human extinction.
Moreover, Musk has also proposed a high-speed transportation system called Hyperloop and has envisioned a VTOL supersonic jet craft with electric fan propulsion called as the Musk electric jet.
Elon's personal life is quite messed up
Father of six sons, billionaire entrepreneur is not as happy in his personal life as he is in his professional life. His every attempt in his career has paid off, but he couldn’t make it in his love life.
He was thrice married but twice with his 2nd wife. From 2000 to 2008, he shared a conjugal life with Justine Musk. Afterward, he has on-again and off-again relationship with Talulah Riley from 2010, until they ended it with final divorce in 2016.
Of his six sons, born as twins and triplets via IVF with the first wife, one son died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome just after 10 weeks of birth. Now, he is the father of five children.
Musk is currently dating an actress Amber Heard.