Friday, May 17, 2019

A mini-biography on Elon Musk

Article Written By: Kevin Didi


Elon Musk is an individual who has dominated tech news in recent years. He is also known for his eccentric personality and online persona, utilizing Twitter very frequently. So just who is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk was born in South Africa to a family with its roots in Canada and the United States. Musk would go on to study at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, before settling in the United States. Since then, he has co-founded many successful companies such as Paypal and Tesla, Inc., and sits on many boards of directors. Notably, Musk is the founder and CEO for both SpaceX and Tesla, Inc., both of which have been making headlines in recent years for their technological accomplishments.

SpaceX is a company whose goal is to send a human colony to Mars in order to reduce the risk of overpopulation on Earth. They design, manufacture, and launch advanced rockets and spacecraft. Their notable achievements include launching supply rockets to the International Space Station and launching incredible space vehicles such as Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and the Dragon.

Tesla, Inc. is a car and energy manufacturer mostly known for their high-class electric vehicles. These vehicles are created in an effort to minimize global warming through reduced CO2 emissions. Their most famed vehicles include the Model S, Model 3, and Model X. The company is also in the process of creating a semi-trailer truck known as the Tesla Semi. In addition to vehicles, Tesla produces and sells solar panels, solar tiles, and batteries designed for home energy storage. Unlike SpaceX, Tesla, Inc. is a public corporation, traded publicly on the NASDAQ under the ticker TSLA.

In addition, Musk has been known for his philanthropy and environmental governance through his charity, the Musk Foundation, and his push for action on climate change.

For more information, check out the SpaceX website and Tesla, Inc. website

Info sourced from Forbes, SpaceX, Tesla Inc

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