Tribute to Elon Musk
The Real-Life Tony Stark
1971Elon is born in Pretoria South Africa
1981Elon teaches himself how to code in Visual Basic.
1983Elon creates and sells a video game for $500.
1988Elon graduates high school and moves to Canada with his mother.
1995Elon recieves his B.S. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania.
1995Leaves Ph.D. program at Stanford to pursue his passions
Elon and brother found Zip2
, a city guide company, and sell it for $34M in 1999
1999 Elon founds X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company
X.com merges with Confinity and focuses on developing a service called
Confinity was renammed to
and is acquired by Ebay in 2002 for $1.5B
, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport company
Elon becomes chairman of
, an automaker and energy storage company
Elon provides intial concept and capital for SolarCity
and is founded by his cousins.
Elon becomes CEO and product architect of Tesla Inc.
, positions he still holds today
Elon unveils the concept for a high-speed transportation system and calls it Hyperloop
Elon and others found OpenAI
, a non-profit that aims to develop AI safely and responsibly
2016Elon, unveils idea to create underground tunnels for faster transportaion. Will he pursue?