As of June 2016, it is estimated that it has a net worth of $ 11.5 billion, which makes it the 83rd richest person in the world. He is known to be the second entrepreneur in Silicon Valley (first: James Clark) who has managed to create three companies that have a market capitalization of more than $ 1 billion: PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors. He is one of the few people who believe in investing in projects that have the potential to change our world. In fact, Elon personally participates in the design of electric cars and spacecraft in his companies.
Elon has also designed the objectives of SolarCity, Tesla Motors and SpaceX that revolve around his vision of changing the world and humanity. Speaking of philanthropy, he runs an organization called the Musk Foundation, to fulfill his philanthropic efforts to provide solar energy systems in disaster areas. He collaborated with SolarCity to donate a 25 kW solar energy system to the South Bay Community Alliance (SBCA) hurricane response center in Coden (Alabama) (2010). He donated $ 250,000 for a solar energy project in Sōma (Japan) that had recently been devastated by the tsunami (July 2011).
He donated $ 1 million for the construction of the Tesla Science Center in Wardenclyffe and also promised to build a Tesla Supercharger in the museum parking lot, to cartoonist Matthew Inman and Nikola Tesla’s grandson, William Terbo (July 2014). He donated $ 10 million to the Future of Life Institute to execute a global research program aimed at maintaining artificial intelligence beneficial to humanity (January 2015). Trust of the X Prize Foundation and signatory of The Giving Pledge (2015) His family includes his parents, Maye (mother), Errol (father), Tosca (sister) and Kimbal Musk (brother). He has been married twice and has two wives and six children. What was it like growing up like Elon Musk? Each biography of famous people generally contains key episodes of their lives that lead them to overwhelming success.
Elon also has his share of stories! Elon was born on June 28, 1971, in South Africa, as a model mother and dietitian and father an electromechanical engineer. After his parents divorced in 1980, Elon lived primarily with his father. During that phase, I developed an interest in computer science with the Commodore VIC-20. He learned computer programming and used to sell the code for a video game he had created called Blastar for $ 500, to a magazine called PC and Office Technology. Throughout his childhood, Elon was severely harassed and even hospitalized when he was thrown down a flight of stairs and then beaten until he passed out. After graduating from a high school in Pretoria, Elon left home and emigrated to the United States. Without the support of their parents! Although I did not enter the United States immediately! He first moved to Canada with his mother’s relatives in 1989 and obtained Canadian citizenship and moved to Montreal. It began with poorly paid jobs and somehow survived the edge of poverty. At 19, he moved to the University of Queens (Ontario).
Elon Musk studied for two years in Ontario and finally had the opportunity to move to the United States in 1992. I received a scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania: Penn. He then completed his degree in Physics and then also earned a degree in Economics from The Wharton School. In 1995, Elon finally moved to Stanford University in California to obtain a Ph.D. in applied physics and materials science but dropped out of the program after two days to pursue his business aspirations in the areas of the Internet, renewable energy and outer space. And that’s where it all started! The journey to becoming Elon Musk we know … After leaving Stanford, Elon and his brother