Known as the founder of Tesla, this South African entrepreneur is revolutionizing technology as we know it. People around the world keep on hearing about Elon Musk and ask themselves, who is this guy and what has he done?
To sum things up his accomplishments are just endless. He founded X.com, also known as Paypal (1999), later he launched Space X (2002) and then Tesla Motors (2003). This self-made multimillionaire is only in his late 20s and has already sold his start-up company Zip2.
Also known as the genius of our generation, Elon Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity, and for this reason people think that there is honestly nothing that this guy can’t do.
Aside from being a successful entrepreneur, there are tons of things people don’t know about Elon Musk, which are detrimental to his career. All the ups and downs that he has gone through to get to where he is today. Here are a couple of facts you need to know about Elon Musk.
1. Young Millionaire
In 1999, at only 27 years old, he sold his first start-up online business Zip2 for $307 millions, from where he founded Paypal which he then told the same year to eBay for $1.5 billions in 2002.
2. Rockets and Space
If you think the thought of going to space is still unimaginable, then you will be surprised to know that for Elon Musk this was another goal to complete. For this reason he launched Spacex in 2002, a tricky move as being the sole founder meant a great financial risk. He claims that after numerous failed rocket launches, SpaceX was near to dying; it was then then in 2008 his fourth launch was successful and for this reason he is now working under contracts from NASA.
3. Tesla Cars
Today everyone has heard of Tesla and the innovative models that it launches yearly. Something that people might not be aware of is that Tesla was close to bankruptcy in 2013 because it hadn’t gained all of the people’s trust. In addition to this, Musk announced a third-generation car.
4. Elon Musk’s car collection
Elon Musk has gathered one of the best car collections over the years. From the million-dollar McLaren F1 to a James Bond movie prop Lotus. There are claims that he has used his collection to get inspired by the Tesla cars he makes today. Either way, this young entrepreneur has one of the best car collections you will know in the entire world.
5. Electric cars or Gas Cars
Although Tesla is known for having electric cars it is true that Elon Musk has confessed over having two gas cars that he regularly uses as well. As a car collector, it might be obvious that he might use some of his most prized possessions, even if they run on gas. He has claimed that his two favorite cars that run on gas are the Ford Model T, and a Jaguar Series 1 1967 E-type Roadster.