Elon Musk is a business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer, the founder of SpaceX and early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, the founder of the Boring Company, and some other companies.
It is interesting to know that Musk's annual salary at Tesla is only 1 dollar. Most of his fortune comes from his stock share. Musk even made appearances in American TV shows like the Big Bang Theory. It was reported that Elon Musk had read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica by the age of nine. He taught himself to write computer codes at the age of 12 and created a video game. He sold the video game for 500 dollars.
Tesla’s stock surged in 2020 making it the world’s most main valuable automaker. Elon Musk surpassed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, thus a 4,8 percent rise in Tesla shares pushed Musk’s fortune.
Elon Musk wants to establish a colony on Mars and he is confident that SpaceX will land humans on Mars by 2026. He even wants to populate it with more than 1 million people by 2050. He even wants to die there.
Musk started his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Stanford however he dropped out after two days to develop Zip2. He owned the company with his brother, 4 years later they sold the business to Compaq for 340 million dollars.
X.com was co-founded by Elon Musk, it is an online bank. The company was merged with Confinity which changed its name to PayPal. Musk had disagreements and got fired. Musk got 180 million dollars when eBay bought PayPal for 1,5 billion dollars and invested all the money in his 3 future businesses. 100 million dollars was allocated to SpaceX, 70 million dollars to Tesla, and 10 million dollars for SolarCity. Though Tesla was on the edge of bankruptcy between 2017-2019, they are now the most valuable automaker.