Elon Musk was born on June 28 1971 in Pretoria South Africa. The son of May musk a model and dietitian from Canada and Arrow Musk a South African electromechanical engineer pilot and sealer. He has a younger brother Kimball and a younger sister Tosca. After his parents divorced in 1980 must live mostly with his father in the Suburbs of Pretoria which must choose two years after his parents split up. But now must say it was a mistake as an adult musk has severed relations with his father whom he has referred to as a terrible human being 1981 Musk’s childhood. During his childhood, Musk was an avid reader at the age of 10 he developed an interest in computing with the Commodore VIC-20.
He taught himself computer programming at the age of 10 and by the age of 12 sold the code of a basic-based video game. He created called Blastaar to a magazine called PC and office technology for approximately $500 a web version of the game is still available online his childhood reading included “Isaac Asimov’s” foundation series from which he drew the lesson that you should try to take the set of actions that are likely to prolong civilization minimize the probability of a Dark Age and reduced the length of any Dark Age if there are one 1988 late teens and moving to Canada at the age of 17 in 1989.
He moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University avoiding mandatory service in the South African military. He left in 1992 to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed for a second bachelor’s degree in physics. Although, his father insisted that he go to college and Pretoria must become determined to move to the United States. He said: “I remember thinking and seeing that America is where great things are possibly more than any other country in the world knowing it would be easy to get to the United States from Canada”.
He moved to Canada against his father’s wishes in June 1989 just before his 18th birthday after obtaining a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother. He met his first wife Canadian author Justine Wilson while both were students at Ontario’s Queens University. They married in 2000 and separated in 2008. Their first son Nevada Alexander musk died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks. They later had five sons through in-vitro Fertilisation twins in 2004 followed by triplets in 2008.
They share custody of all five sons in 1995 starting at zip2 in 1995 musk and his brother Kimble started zipped to a web software company with money raised from a small group of angel investors. The company developed and marketed an Internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry must obtain contracts with the New York Times in Chicago Tribune and persuaded the board of directors to abandon plans for a merger with city search wallet zip to must wanted to become CEO.
However, none of the other board members would allow it compact acquired zip to for 307 million dollars in cash and 34 million dollars in stock. Options in February 1999 must receive 22 million dollars for his 7% share from the sale 1999 creating PayPal in March 1999 musk co-founded XCOM an online financial services an email payment company with 10 million dollars from the sale of zip tube.
One year later, the company merged with Cohn Finity which had a money transfer service called PayPal. The merged company focused on the PayPal service and was renamed that PayPal in 2001. PayPal’s early growth was driven mainly by a viral marketing campaign where new customers were recruited. When they received money through the service in October 2002. PayPal was acquired by eBay for 1.5 billion dollars in stock of which must receive 165 million before its sale. Musk who was the company’s largest shareholder-owned 11.7% of PayPal chairs 2001 the Mars Oasis project in 2001 must conceptualize.
Mars Oasis a project to land a miniature experimental greenhouse on Mars continuing food crops in an attempt to regain public interest in space exploration in October 2001. He traveled to Moscow to buy refurbished intercontinental ballistic missiles that could send the invasion payloads into space the group met with companies. However, he was seen as a novice and was consequently spat on by one of the Russian chief designers. So, he returned to the United States empty-handed in 2002. He met with them again and was offered one rocket for eight million dollars.
However, this was seen by Musk as too expensive must consequently storm out of the meeting on the flight back from Moscow must realize that he could start a company that could build the affordable rockets he needed ultimately musk ended up founding SpaceX with the long-term goal of creating a true spacefaring civilization 2002 starting SpaceX with 100 million dollars of his early fortune.
Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX in May 2002. Musk is the chief executive officer and chief technology officer of the Hawthorne California-based company SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles with a focus on advanced in the state of rocket technology. The company’s first two launch vehicles are “The Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rocket”. Tesla Inc originally Tesla Motors was incorporated in July 2003 by two Ventre preneurs. Who financed a company until the series a round of funding both men played active roles in the company’s early development prior to Elon Musk’s involvement.
Musk led the series a round of investment in February 2004 joining Tesla’s Board of Directors as its chairman must took an active role within the company and Oversaw Roadster product design at a detailed level but was not deeply involved in day-to-day business operations 2006. Solar City start-up must provide the initial concept and financial capital for Solar City. Which was then co-founded in 2006 by his cousins Linda and Peter in 2013. Solar City was the second-largest provider of solar-powered systems in the United States Solar City was acquired by Tesla in 2016.
Tesla Motors first built an electric sports car the Tesla Roadster in 2008 with sales of about 2,500 vehicles to 31 countries. 2008 relationship with Talulah Riley in 2008 must begin dating English actress. Talulah Riley and 2010 the couple married in January 2012. Musk announced that he had ended his four-year relationship with Riley in July 2013. Musk and Riley remarried in December 2014 musk filed for a second divorce from Riley the divorce was finalized in late 2016.
He traveled to China for the groundbreaking of Tesla’s Shanghai Giga factory. Which is a company’s first large-scale plant outside of the USA. Part of his visit to China, Musk also met the Chinese premier during the exchange must confess his love for China and wish to visit China more often to which a Chinese premier was quoted as saying: “We can issue you a Chinese green card if that helps if you want to see the timeline. I did on Bill Gates and success story. I go check out the link right there next to me. I think you’ll enjoy it continue to believe and I’ll see you there”