Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s life story reads like a sci-fi action thriller with only a rough, awkward beginning and some wrong start along the way.
he wrote his first computer game When he was 12 – a space-themed mission, no surprise.he is surfing on the sofa bankruptcy homeless Immigrate to Canada. He bounced back at the age of 28 and made his first million dollars in a minute on the internet.he left pointing at gun Tried to buy rockets in Russia.
Oh, and he was obsessed with sending the first man to Mars. No big deal.
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More recently, the entrepreneur was swept up in a recent bid to buy Twitter $44 billion. Musk is a Major shareholder owns nearly 10 percent of the social media platform and spoke with Twitter employees on June 17 about the deal.
“You know, some people use their hair to express themselves, and I use Twitter. So you know, I find it the best forum for communicating with a lot of people at the same time,” he told Twitter staffers why he chose to buy the platform.
Musk’s reputation for being outspoken, coupled with his often sarcastic tone, has led to some Twitter spats. “So maybe there’s some way to express tone?” he suggested. “I mean, emoji can do that. But I don’t know, maybe they might like, I don’t know, an ironic flag or something: it’s an ironic tweet. Something like s things.”
In addition to his upcoming deal on Twitter, Musk has a lot going for it.
Here are five surprising facts you might not know about the futuristic billionaire.
1. He was an inspiration for Tony Stark iron Man Movie.
Rumors are not PR magic after all. At first, Iron Man director Jon Favreau struggled to bring the character of charismatic tech mogul Tony Stark to life. Then Robert Downey Jr. persuaded Favreau to chat with Mr. Musk in person. He did, and the rest is Hollywood history. Favreau said he has zero regrets. “Downie was right,” he wrote time. “Elon is the epitome of enthusiasm, humour and curiosity – a renaissance man in an age that needs them.”
Favreau is looking for someone “who can make anything happen”. He hit the bullseye with Musk. “So we came to see him,” Favreau told The Telegraph“He likes to say that engineering is the closest thing to magic, and he really believes that.”
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Musk has done a great job of his flamboyant presence on the big screen, even appearing as himself for 10 seconds in Iron Man 2. He also allowed parts of the film to be filmed on and off his Hawthorne, California-based space enterprise SpaceX.
2. He spent up to five hours a day reading as a child, and still does.
Attention parents: kids won’t be watching Elon Musk’s smart partitions on TV all day. Given his long list of intellectual pursuits and accomplishments, it’s no surprise that this spaceship expert and a voracious reader are.His veteran fashion model mother, Maye Musk, told him that as a child, he read four to five hours a day GQconsume comic books full of superheroes like Superman, Batman, Doctor Strange, yes, Iron Man, and the JRR Tolkien epic.
He still reads like a lunatic today, just not on paper anymore. Back in 2012, Forbes The bookshelves in his sprawling library at his Bel Air, Calif., mansion are reportedly still empty. That’s because he “only reads books on his iPhone,” including the autobiographies of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin.
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Musk also reportedly stopped reading novels. He is a pragmatic person. “Elon is not at all interested in things that don’t exist,” Forbes also reported. “Only in things that are or could be. Facts. Elon needs facts as much as he needs air.”
3. He was bullied for a long time at school.
Musk wasn’t always the “it” person everyone wanted to talk to or be. He was not fit to go to school in his hometown of Pretoria, South Africa.his mother told gentleman In 2012, he was “the youngest and youngest person in the school”. Bullies are looting him every day.
“I was almost beaten to death, if you think it was bullying,” Musk told 60 minutes.
“The kids make Elon sad,” said his brother Kimbal, Say“It’s bad in South Africa. If you’re being bullied, you still have to go to school. You just have to get up in the morning. He hates it so much.”
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Musk finally found solace in tinkering with computers and entrepreneurship.He sold Blastar, the galactic video game he wrote before adolescence, for $500, and it’s pretty close open the mall near his high school. Musk, a former Canadian and now U.S. citizen, owns several successful tech startups, including PayPal.He was a world-renowned, astronomically successful businessman sitting on a fortune of estimated value $230.5 billion According to Forbes, as of June 2022. Who’s laughing at who now, eh?
4. He is the father of eight children
Elon Musk is his proud father eight children, they are all heirs to Musk’s meteoric legacy and fortune.Along with his first wife, Canadian fantasy author Justin Wilson, the couple welcomed his son Nevada, who tragically died sudden infant death syndrome 10 months old. They welcomed twins Griffin and Xavier Musk in April 2004, followed by triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk in January 2006.
In April 2022, Xavier Alexander Musk petitioned in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Santa Monica to legally become Vivian Jenna Wilson , and cited gender identity as a reason in court documents, according to los angeles timesOn June 20, they demanded that Musk be removed from their nickname, saying “I no longer live with, nor do I want to have, any relationship with my biological father in any way, form, or form. ”
In addition to children with Justine Wilson, Musk welcomed two children with musician Grimes – son X Æ A XII or simply “Baby x” in May 2020, and 2021 Daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk via surrogate in December.
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So, we wonder, how does the CEO of Tesla Motors and the CEO and CTO of SpaceX juggle running two companies and raising eight children? “It’s difficult,” he said. frank Back in 2013. He also said he wanted his children to travel to other planets. “I’m not sure I can do this in my lifetime,” he said. “I hope so, but it depends in part on how long I live and how far we’ve come.”
5. Man, he’s a burner.
No, not that kind of burner.One burning man Burner.Yes, even Richie Rich, the prudish corporate mogul digs some Nasty and dirty slut in the desert Time. Elon Musk is no exception. He has attended Playa parties many times. As it turns out, he and his cousin brainstormed the idea for SolarCity, which he now chairs, as they traveled through the Nevada desert to Black Rock City.
Some speculate that Musk’s long-running Burning Man festival likely originated in the Silver State played a role After he decided to launch his first super factory There. who knows.
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