Elon Musk, The South African-born businessman, engineer, inventor, real-life Iron man, and probably the savior of the human race has done an incredible amount in his 25 years. He is the 3rd richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of an average of 200 billion dollars that is still rapidly growing and is the brains behind what are today some of the most exciting technology companies in the world. We have to put this out there. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about our lord and savior Elon Musk.
#1. He started out young coded his first game when he was 12 and sold it for 500 dollars basically making him a prodigy. The game was called Blastar and he created it using a commodore VIC 20. A web version of the game is still available online so you can play it to this day. Much like Bill Gates, he started coding when he was very young he’d been reading for five hours per day most days during his childhood and quickly assimilated knowledge. One of the most memorable things he curing his own fear of the dark by studying basic physics he understood that darkness is the absence of photons in the visible wavelength.
#2. When Elon Musk was at college he fed himself for less than one dollar a day. he might have come from a reasonably fortunate background but he lived on almost nothing while he was studying. he said he used to prevent scurvy and illness by adding red pepper to his cheap Ramel noodles. Something you guys might not know is that in order to make some money and play for college he had a best friend turn their house into a nightclub they rented a 10-bedroom house and threw massive parties during the weekend. Sometimes up to 500 peoples come and you have to pay five dollars per person while his friend made the [arty was lit Musk remained sober to maintain control of the party.
#3. Elon Musk dropped out of his applied physics PhD course after two days to pursue his entrepreneurial visions after completing two degrees in both physics and economics he enrolled on a Ph.D. course at Standford in 1995 when was 24. After two days he got bored and started a business with his father and brother called Zip2. He borrowed 28 000 dollars from his father and founded a software company designed as a city for newspaper publishers that was before google maps in a day and age when the yellow pages was still a thing not sure how many of you fluxes know what that is just a couple of years later he sold it for 22 million dollars.
#4. He bought a McLaren F1 and did not insure it and then wrote it off. He bought it in 1999 when he was 29 years old for one million dollars. It’s probably quite difficult to get an insurance quote for a McLaren so he did not bother and then crashed it. he even made fun of himself at that age but his passion for cars was clear. he is also the lotus Israel to his friend in the 1977 bond film the spy who loved me. He bought the car at auction in 2013 for nearly for one million dollars and intend to convert it into a submarine for real as a pet project he loved the film as a child but was quite disappointed to learn that it can’t actually transform into a submarine.
#5. Robert Downery Jr modeled his tony stark character on musk. The eccentric genius billionaire playboy philanthropist tony stark in the marvel films flatteringly based on Elon. Acc. to Dowenry Jr and the director tony stark’s character was just a more flamboyant version of Elon Musk. He got a cameo in Iron Man 2 as a thank-you for letting Downey jr pick his brain.
#6. Musk was a co-founder and member of the pay pal mafia. After his zip to success, it didn’t take long to Elon to pick his next target the banking industry so he started x.com and PayPal went hand-to-hand for a year until they decided to join forces. Unfortunately, he was ousted from his CEO role in 2000 because of leadership disagreement. When they sold Paypal his cut was 165 million dollars but what is the PayPal mafia? you did think that cashing in on PayPal money would be enough but the people who created PayPal all went on to create other companies of humongous success. Three of them went on and created youtube the website. |One of them created LinkedIn which was recently acquired by Microsoft for 26 billion dollars.
#7. He went through what we call a lux a moksha moment where he was all in if you click on the top corner you will end up with an article showing something incredible many of the world changers went through Maksha or the monk moment is more or less when someone puts everything he owns on the table and the success is the only option for survival after the sale of Paypal with all of his saving he had 180 million dollars he put 100 million in SpaceX 70 million in tesla and 0 million in the solar city at that point he had to borrow money to pay rent.
#8. Like Elizabeth Taylor, he married someone who divorced and then remarried them again Musk married British actress Tallulah Riley in 2008. and they announced their separation in 2012. It all seemed quite amicable and then they remarried in 2013. and filed for divorce again in 2014. Their divorce was finalized in 2016 and hopefully, they won’t do it again it is clearly not working. Elon Musk is sacrificing his family life for his goals and ambitions and at Alexx, we can even compare them to a modern-day Henery Ford or Even to the original Tesla.
#9. Tesla’s salary is just one dollar a year few people know that he wasn’t the founder at tesla he discovered the company and bought it himself. After arguing with the CEO he fired him and installed himself.
#10. Elon Musk has said that he wants to die on mars, not earth. Musk’s SpaceX is planning an ambitious mission to mars with a view to making our lives easy.
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