25 Interesting Facts About Elon Musk and His Life
Elon Musk is the founder of the electric car company Tesla, surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the world’s richest man, but there are some interesting facts about Elon Musk and his life that you would like to know. In addition to Tesla, Elon Musk currently owns four more companies.
FACT#1. Elon Musk had been working on the space-related idea since 2001, after which he opened SpaceX in 2002. He opened the company at a cost of $ 100 million. This company makes rockets and sends them to space. It is believed that this company has also done projects which even Nasa could not do.
FACT#2. Elon Musk is known for his Tesla cars, known for their electric cars. Elon Musk joined Tesla as the Board of Directors in 2004, after which the company grew significantly. He was the CEO of this company and worked as a product architect.
FACT#3. Elon Musk did not have that much money during his college days. He used to spend the whole day only on hotdogs and oranges. On not getting this, only green chilies and sauces with pasta used to erase their hunger. This was stated by Elon Musk himself in a conversation with Star Talk Radio.
FACT#4. Elon Musk’s net worth is US $ 188 billion, which is a billion dollars more than the US $ 187 billion net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Elon Musk has been ranked first in the list of billionaires released by Bloomberg. According to this list, he has now left behind Amazon owner Jeff Bezos. This list includes 500 billionaires. Please tell that Bezos was the richest person in the world since 2017.
FACT#5. Elon Musk is also a partner in Solar City, a company that works in the field of solar and electricity. Musk is also in the hands of The Boring Company, known for its electric tunnel. Apart from this, Neuralink also has a stake in doing research on connecting the human mind or body to robots.
FACT#6. Elon Musk made a game called BLASTER at the age of 12. He sold the game to [PC & Office Technology Company] for $ 500. He made the BLASTER game from a computer named commodore VIC 20. The online version of this game is still present on the Internet.
FACT#7. Elon Musk spends over 12 hours a day reading books.
FACT#8. Elon Musk had once hired his friend and every weekend evening, he converted that house into a nightclub for his college friends. Entry Fees of this nightclub used to be 5 $. Sometimes more than 500 people used to come to the nightclub.
FACT#9. He started a software company called Zip 2 with his brother. It functioned somewhat like Google Maps. Zip 2 was sold by Musk to the COMPAQ company for $ 22 million.
FACT#10. In 1999, he bought the first car of his life, the McLaren F1. But after a few years, because of not being able to afford the insurance of this car, he sold this car.
FACT#11. In 1999, Elon Musk invested $ 10 million and founded x.com [financial service company]. A year later, x.com merged with a company called Confinity. It later came to be known as PayPal. In 2002, eBay purchased PayPal for $ 1.5 billion, of which Elon Musk had a share of $ 165 million.
FACT#12. In 2008 Elon Musk became the CEO of Tesla, in 2013 Tesla became the second largest company to provide Solar Power Systems in Solar City U.S.A.
FACT#13. His father Errol musk was a noted engineer and pilot. His mother is a Dietician along with Maye Musk Model. Elon Musk Wife, his first wife’s name was Justin Musk, she was a writer.
FACT#14. Musk’s second wife’s name was Talulah Riley. He was married in 2010. But after two years they got divorced, but in 2013 they got married again and after 3 years in 2016 they got divorced again.
FACT#15. Currently, Elon Musk is dating Canadian singer “Grimes” and Whose real name is Claire Boucher.
FACT#16. Elon Musk’s brother’s name is Kimbal Musk and his sister’s name is Tosca Musk
FACT#17. During school, Elon musk was hit very badly by some children, due to which Elon musk was admitted to the hospital for a long time.
FACT#18. Elon musk was very interested in studies since childhood. He was a bookworm since childhood. Elon musk loved reading books since childhood. During his school days, he had read as many books as students with a degree.
FACT#19. At the age of 17, musk started his graduation from Queen’s University. After studying there for two years, he was transferred to the University of Pennsylvania.
FACT#20. Where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992 and in 1995 he moved to Stanford University, California to do a Ph.D. But he quit his studies after 2 days of college.
FACT#21. Elon Musk provided a large amount of inspiration for Hollywood artist Tony Stark (Iron Man). Parts of Iron Man 2 were actually filmed in and out of SpaceX. Musk also has a cameo in the film!
FACT#22. Elon Musk did not become an American citizen until 2002 at the age of 31.
FACT#25. The Tesla Model S was awarded a 5.4-out-of-5 safety rating from the National Highway Safety Administration, the highest rating an automobile has ever produced.