The real-life Tony Stark that’s what most people label him.
The South-African born entrepreneur/ businessman who founded X.com or now known as Paypal in 1999, SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla in 2003 became a multimillionaire when he sold his company Zip2 for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options to a division in Compaq Computers.
He made headlines when he announced the Tesla Roadster which is the first electric sports car and SpaceX launching a rocket which is reusable.
Why is he the most important entrepreneur?
He is an innovator who cares about the future of humanity.
We can talk about his accomplishments all day and here are the few and important things he has done to make our future better:
Ever since the release of Tesla Roadster, Model X, Model S and Model Y, Tesla released a budget car name Model 3 which is a game changer in the market for automotive and electric cars. For only $35,000 you get an electric car which is capable of 0-60mph in 5.3 secs and with a range of 220 miles that is bang for your buck right there!
Also, we will see Tesla Semi-Trucks and a new version of Roadster Soon!
Elon released a concept for a new form of transportation in August 2013 which the main goal is cut down the time of travel in major cities by using a low- pressure tubes that travel at speeds reaching more than 700mph. It is now known as Virgin Hyperloop One after the undisclosed investment by Richard Branson.
3.The Boring Company
In August 2017, Musk tweeted that he is going to build a tunnel because the traffic is driving him crazy. This tunnel consists of interconnected tunnels that put the car in autonomous electric skates that travels between 125-150mph.
As the co-chair of the nonprofit company OpenAI, the company’s vision is to advance digital intelligence to benefit humanity. It was also revealed in 2017 Musk-backed a venture named Neuralink intends to create devices which are to be implanted in the human brain and merge people with software.
5. Solar City
In August 2016, Tesla announced an all-stock deal to purchase SolarCity Corp., which is a company owned by Musk’s cousins. Solar and storage is the best combination to create renewable energy for commercial and residential use.
I wrote this the last one because this is the company that can make us interplanetary species.
On September 29, 2017, Elon announced that SpaceX will be making transports that are going to the mars and build a moon base by 2024, not only that SpaceX rockets will also be used to transport us from different countries like an airplane which will help shorten the time of travel in different countries.
Here is the concept of SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System:
Elon Musk is definitely one of a kind even though a lot of people says his companies will fail or he won’t be able to accomplish his goals he doesn’t stop because it is his dream and he won’t stop until he is dead.
That is one thing we can learn about him which is to Never Give Up on our dreams.
Here is his TED talk last 2017:
“I'm not trying to be anyone's savior. I'm just trying to think about the future and not be sad.”
― Elon Musk