Elon Reeve Musk is a business magnate, investor, and entrepreneur. He was born on 28 June, 1978.
Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Canadian mother and a White South African father. Before going to Canada at the age of 17, he temporarily attended the University of Pretoria. He enrolled at Queen’s University and transferred two years later to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Physics. In 1995, he came to California to attend Stanford University, but instead chose to pursue a business career, co-founding Zip2 with his brother Kimbal. Compaq purchased the company for $307 million in 1999. Musk co-founded X.com, an online bank, in the same year, which merged with Confinity to establish PayPal in 2000. In 2002, eBay paid $1.5 billion for the company.
Musk is the CEO and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company he started in 2002. He joined electric vehicle firm Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.) as chairman and product architect in 2004 and became the company’s CEO in 2008. He was a founding member of SolarCity, a solar energy services company that was later purchased by Tesla and renamed Tesla Energy. He co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to friendly artificial intelligence, in 2015. (AI). He co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology business that develops brain–computer interfaces, and The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company, in 2016. He also agreed to pay $44 billion in 2022 for the main American social networking service Twitter.
So how much is the eccentric And controversial business man worth?
According to Forbes Elon Musk is the richest man in the world currently sitting at number one with a staggerin net worth of $224.5 billion, he is 85 billion dollars richer that Bernard Arnault the founder of Louis Vuitton who is currently the second richest person in the world.
Elon Musk is worth 224 billion dollars which is 30 billion dollars lower than the previous week due to the hit on tech stock market.