Elon Musk can easily be one of the most influential men of the decade. His series of accomplishments and vast knowledge surprises everyone. Here are some Elon Musk facts to awe you.
1. Net Worth of $21.8 Billion
Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal and The Boring Company are going well enough to make Musk 37th richest person on the planet.
2. Young Genius
Musk thought himself the basis of programming when he was only 9 years old! Three years after that he developed a space-themed PC game known as Blaster which he sold to a computer magazine for $500. The blaster can still be played online.
3. Three Citizenships
Elon Musk holds the citizenship of Canada, U.S., and South Africa. He was raised in Pretoria, South Africa and moved to Canada at the age of 17. He went to study physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia three years later.
4. Stanford Dropout
After completing his two bachelors’ degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to California to study Physics at Stanford. He dropped out of the university just after two days and found his first company, Zip2 Corporation.
5. Realife Tony Start a.k.a. Ironman
The superhero Iron man (Tony Stark) was inspired by Elon Musk. Robert Downey Jr. (the actor who played Tony Stark) reportedly wanted to sit down with Musk to get the inspiration for the character. Musk even made a cameo appearance in Ironman 2, the parts of which were even filmed at SpaceX.
7. Owner Of a “Submarine Car”
‘Wet Neilie’ is the Lotus submarine car prop from the movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ a James Bond movie. Musk has plans to convert it into a real-time car that transforms into a sub.
8. Tesla Salary
Musk’s official Salary in Tesla may be way lower than you think. It is only $40,000 and reportedly not even cash the checks. He is doing fine by $35 million Tesla shares with his earnings from SpaceX.
9. Young Genius pt 2
Believe it or not, Must started building his own rockets when he was a kid. No, not Dr Stone (anime) people! But the real thing.
“She wasn’t, like, watching me. I was off making explosives and reading books and building rockets and doing things that could have gotten me killed,” said Musk. “I’m shocked that I have all my fingers.”
10. Nightclub Owner In College
In college times, Must and his roommate decided to dump away the idea of living in the student housing and lived in a bigger house off-campus. That house served as the nightclub in order to pay the rent. They even got as many as 1,000 patrons per night.
11. $1 Per Day
The owner of many companies was determined to survive on $1 a day when he arrived in North America. While giving an interview he told that he went for oranges and hotdogs, but went after green pepper and pasta when got tired of the former.
12. Master at Dungeons & Dragons
Musk went to Johannesburg for a Dungeons & Dragons tournament with his cousins. His cousin Peter Rive explained how Musk helped the team with the tournament with his ability to keep people ‘captivated and inspired’ and his ‘incredible imagination.
13. Young Genius (Pt 3)
Not very surprising to get the third part of “Young Genius”, but he did read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica at the age of 9. A huge lover of books, his favourites include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series.
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