Achievements

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      Elon Musk founded and runs two moonshot tech companies: Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

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      SpaceX boasts of a $1.6 billion contract with NASA for resupplying the International Space Station, and funding rounds have valued the company north of $10 Billion.

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      Back on the ground, Tesla is going to follow up with its extremely popular Model S sedan with an electric SUV, the Model X. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second half of 2016.

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      Elon Musk is the chairman of SolarCity, the publicly-traded solar panel designer and installer run by his cousin, Lyndon Rive.

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      In 2013 Elon Musk launched the Hyperloop, a design for a high-speed transportation system that would send riders through tubes in pods.

Elon Musk is the CEO and product architect at Tesla Motors having headquarters at California, United States.

Elon Musk's Compaq had its headquarters located in Harris County, Texas, U.S.

Possessions

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      As of June 2016, Elon Musk has an estimated net worth of $12.7 Billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world.

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      Compaq purchased Zip2 for $307 Million in cash and $34 Million in stock options in February 1999. Elon Musk received 7% or $22 Million from the sale.

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      Elon Musk owned a McLaren F1 supercar, which he crashed while it was uninsured.

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      Elon Musk also owned a Czech-made jet trainer aircraft Aero L-39.

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      The 1994 model Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft used in the 2005 film Thank You for Smoking is registered to Elon Musk (N900SX),

Interesting Facts

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      Elon Musk gained popularity for starting Tesla Motors and SpaceX but he first made his fortune as a co-founder of PayPal.

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      Elon Musk gave a significant amount of inspiration for the Hollywood character Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man).The reality is that some parts of Iron Man 2 were actually filmed inside and outside of SpaceX. Musk even had a cameo in the film!

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      Similar to other popular entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Musk’s official annual salary for Tesla Motors is just $1.

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      Elon Musk didn’t become an American citizen until 2002, at age 31.

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      When Elon Musk was 17, he moved from South Africa to Canada. He then attended college in the U.S. at the University of Pennsylvania.

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      At the age of 12 Elon Musk taught himself computer programming and created a video game called Blastar, which he sold for $500.

Elon Musk is the co-founder of PayPal, the American company operating worldwide online payments system.