A Brief Biography of Elon Musk

Written by Daniil G.

Elon Musk is a South-African businessman and engineer. He was born in June 28, 1971. I have learned that he has founded SpaceX. He founded SpaceX in 2002. He also helped with creating x.com in 1999. The reason for him doing this was to make space craft for space travel. This was his third company and by 2008 the company was established fantastically. NASA even rewarded the company. In May of 2012 SpaceX and Musk decided to launch a vehicle, the Falcon 9, to space in an unnamed capsule. He is also the CEO of Tesla. Tesla was founded in 2003. Elon Musk’s net worth is about $20.2 billion. 

An important thing I learned was that Elon Musk went to Canada to learn at Queen’s University to avoid joining the South African Military. He dropped out in 1992 to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania.  After leaving Pennsylvania, Elon went to Stanford University to get a PhD in energy physics. Because of the Internet boom, Elon Musk dropped out two days later to become a part of the Internet boom, he timed it perfectly. 

Elon Musk is the co-founder of Tesla. Tesla is a company that makes affordable electric cars. He also makes other products that are battery-powered. In 2008, Tesla released the idea of ‘The Roadster’. It was a sports car that was able to go 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The all new Roadster is going to go 0-60 mph in a stunning 1.9 seconds. Elon Musk is also thinking of inventing something he likes to call the ‘Hyperloop’. From what I heard it may take 7-10 years to finish.  

Source: https://www.biography.com/people/elon-musk-20837159