Elon Musk is well-known for the outrageous statements he makes and the concepts he proposes. Musk, a South African who founded Tesla and SpaceX, has strange notions about the future. Following are some of the interesting facts about Elon Musk.
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1. First Project
Elon Musk, a renowned billionaire, started his career when he was just 12 years of age. He made his first game called Blaster, a space fighting game which he sold to the PC and Office Technology magazine for 500 dollars.
2. Earliest Venture
Musk’s earliest venture was his founding of ZIP 2, a company providing maps and business directories to newspapers which he sold to COMPAQ for $307.
Paypal was what eventually musk made his fortune from. In 1999 Paypal, Musk founded Papypal. After thereafter, eBay completed the acquisition of Paypal for a total price of $1.5 billion, of which Musk received $165 million in stock options.
4. Space X
Musk was convinced that humanity’s survival is only possible if they can make other planets habitable, but there was an issue that the rocket transportation was very expensive. In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX and in 2006 Musk launched his first rocket in space named Falcon 1.
Musk was among the first people who thought about eco-friendly transportation. So he founded Tesla. Tesla was the first fully electric car that did not need any other types of fuels rather than electricity. Moreover from Tesla Elon made a fortune. Tesla is still working on new types of vehicles including cybertruck etc.
6. Almost sold tesla to Google
Musk nearly sold Tesla to Google for $11 billion because its future looked gloomy. The deal came to a halt when Tesla’s new vehicles’ sales touched the sky. In 2020 It was estimated that Tesla is now almost a 100 billion dollar company.
7. Musk’s cameos in Hollywood
Musk made a cameo appearance as a guest on the long-running animated series The Simpsons in the year 2015.In “The Musk Who Fell to Earth,” a dynamic CEO voiced like Elon Musk arrives in Springfield and finds Homer Simpson inspiring. During the same year, Musk was also featured in an episode of the long-running television comedy The Big Bang Theory. In the episode, he played himself
8. James Bond’s submarine car
In 2013, Musk made the acquisition of the legendary underwater automobile used by James Bond at an auction in London. According to reports, the submersible Lotus Esprit that appeared in the James Bond classic “The Spy Who Loved Me” was acquired by the CEO of SpaceX for the price of $968,000. There were rumours going around at the time that Musk wanted to convert the automobile into a submarine. The Lotus was discovered wheelless and wrapped in blankets in a storage container on Long Island, New York, in 1989.
9. Night Club
As a method of earning cash to meet their living bills when they were both students at the University of Pennsylvania, Musk and his roommate Andeo Ressi rented a large mansion and converted it into a nightclub. This was done while they were both still in college.
According to an article that was published in Vogue, the nightclub was not a small institution, as shown by the fact that it could accommodate up to a thousand people. “Some nights, I’d be like, ‘Where’s Elon?’ and I’d go up to his room and pound on the door, and he’d be in there alone playing a video game,” Ressi claimed in an interview with Vogue. “Some nights, I’d be like, ‘Where’s Elon?’ and I’d go up to his room and pound on the door,” Ressi said. “But he was always there when I got there.”
10. Musk started a school
Elon Musk is the headmaster of a school headquartered at SpaceX named Ad Astra, which literally translates to “to the stars.” The school is attended by Musk’s children, as well as the children of some other workers of SpaceX. According to the information technology website Ars Technica, the not-for-profit educational institution has been operational since 2014. According to a document that was submitted to the Internal Revenue Service and was discovered for the first time by Ars Technica, Musk established Ad Astra in order to provide an education for his children that “exceeds traditional school metrics on all relevant subject matter through unique project-based learning experiences.”
There is no grading system at this educational institution. According to reports, there were 400 families who applied to the school in 2017, despite the fact that it only had fifty pupils enrolled.
These were the top 10 interesting facts about Elon Musk.