After making money in IT through the development and sale of PayPal online payment service, Musk has started even more bold projects.
US billionaire Elon Musk, 46, is the 41st richest man in the world with a fortune estimated at $ 21 billion, according to Bloomberg’s billionaires. He is co-founder and executive director of Tesla Inc., Boring Co. and SpaceX, the company that launched the most powerful space rocket – Falcon Heavy.
After making money in IT through the development and sale of PayPal online payment service, Musk has started even more bold projects. Engineer and entrepreneur, Musk establishes and develops companies that deal with environmental, social and economic issues of mankind. Although he works between 80 and 100 hours a week, Musk has five children and is the source of inspiration for Tony Stark in the Iron Man series.
Elon Musk was born in 1971 In South Africa. Computer enthusiastic, Musk created up to 12 years a video game called Blastar, which he sold for about $ 500. University studies began in Canada, where he moved to Pennsylvania University, where he earned degrees in economics and physics. He was later admitted to Stanford, California, for a PhD in Physics.
Last week, Elon Musk sold a flamethrower produced by Boring Company. Success was incredible, in just 4 days, all 20,000 flamethrowers were sold, generating a $ 10 million income. Musk wrote on Facebook in a post: “Apparently, some customs agencies say they will not allow sending something called a flame thrower. So we renamed the “non-flamethrower” product.
SpaceX launched Tuesday the world’s most powerful rocket, Falcon Heavy, with the car of Elon Musk’s director on board, reports The Associated Press.
Powered by 27 engines, the Falcon Heavy rocket is designed to send satellites to orbit, the Moon or even Mars.
Elon Musk officially confirmed that aboard his ship was his Tesla Roadster, which will be located in Mars orbit, 225 million kilometers from Earth. The missile launched Tuesday is an important step for SpaceX, the private company that has developed reusable rocket propulsion engines to make space flights more accessible and to facilitate the journey of the first people to Mars.