He dropped out of Stanford after two days, deciding instead to join the Internet boom and launch an internet startup. * denotes unflown vehicles or engines, and future missions or sites.  In November of that year, Musk passed Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to become the third-richest person in the world; a week later he passed Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to become the second-richest. , At a live demonstration in August 2020, Musk described one of their early devices as "a Fitbit in your skull" which could soon cure paralysis, deafness, blindness, and other disabilities.  Both men played active roles in the company's early development prior to Musk's involvement.  As of December 2020, Musk resides in Texas. ", "Hyperloop Update: Elon Musk Will Start Developing It Himself", "Beyond the hype of Hyperloop: An analysis of Elon Musk's proposed transit system", "Hyperloop Designed for Quick, Convenient Commute", "Revealed: Elon Musk Explains the Hyperloop, the Solar-Powered High-Speed Future of Inter-City Transportation", "What is Hyperloop? Notable beneficiaries include the Wikimedia Foundation, his alma mater the University of Pennsylvania, and his brother Kimball's Big Green. 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Bruce Leak, the former lead engineer behind Apple's QuickTime who had hired Musk, noted: "He had boundless energy. " The following day, a letter dated August 6 from L. Lin Wood, the rescuer's attorney, emerged, showing that he had been making preparations for a libel lawsuit. As a result, Musk and Tesla were fined $20 million each, and Musk was forced to step down for three years as Tesla chairman but was able to remain as CEO. , Also in March, Musk offered to donate ventilators which Tesla would build or buy from a third party. Elon Musk is a genius for recognizing as one of the first that car manufacturing in the 21st-century is about much more than just cars.  He spread misinformation about the virus, including promoting chloroquine and claiming that death statistics were manipulated. The track was used in January 2017, and Musk also announced that the company started a tunnel project with Hawthorne airport as its destination.  According to Musk and Grimes, his name was "X Æ A-12"; however, the name was deemed illegal under California law, because it contained characters that are not in the modern English alphabet, and was then changed to "X Æ A-Xii". In 2018, he was sued for defamation by a diver who advised in the Tham Luang cave rescue; a California jury ruled in favor of Musk. Walt Disney Co swung to a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday, as "The Mandalorian" and "Soul" lifted its fast-growing streaming business, outweighing pandemic worries about its hobbled theme park operations.  Throughout that year, his net worth increased by $150 billion, largely driven by his ownership of around 20% of Tesla stock. 3-Point Goals: 9-23, .391 (Allen 4-9, Anderson 3-7, Carr 1-1, Asamoah 1-4, Arletti 0-1, Novakovich 0-1). Tesla's CEO Elon Musk spontaneously interviewed Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev for 14 minutes late Sunday evening, injecting himself into the fray of the retail investing frenzy that’s sent markets into a tailspin, and put the trading app on the defensive.The billionaire jumped on the invite-only voice chat app Clubhouse to answer questions ranging from colonizing Mars to Bitcoin late … In 2006, he helped create SolarCity, a solar energy services company and current Tesla subsidiary.  Tesla began delivery of its four-door Model S sedan in 2012; a cross-over, the Model X was launched in 2015. , After three failed launches, SpaceX succeeded in launching the Falcon 1 in 2008. , Musk reportedly graduated from college with $100,000 in student debt. Elon, the ringleader, and his cousins signed a lease, got contracts in place, filled out a stack of forms at the city planning department, and …  He learned computer programming using a manual and, by age 12, sold the code of a BASIC-based video game he created called Blastar to PC and Office Technology magazine for approximately $500. The "Star … Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done.  In early 2021, Musk encouraged the GameStop short squeeze. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received dual bachelor's degrees in economics and physics.  A second divorce was finalized in 2016. , Musk has frequently spoken about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), repeatedly calling it the greatest threat to humanity. " On July 16, Unsworth stated that he was considering legal action. One of the highest profile and controversial aspects of the program was Musk's sampling a single puff from a cigar consisting, Joe Rogan claimed, of tobacco laced with cannabis.  In a 60 Minutes interview, Musk said of the incident: "I do not smoke pot. , After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria, a choice he made two years after the divorce and subsequently regretted. ", Their efforts materialized when the Musk brothers obtained contracts with The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, and persuaded the board of directors to abandon plans for a merger with CitySearch. In December 2014, Musk filed for a second divorce from Riley; however, the action was withdrawn.  They share custody of five sons. A bit", "Elon Musk and Grimes saved a surprise for son X Æ A-12's birth certificate", "Musk Relocates to Texas, Criticizes 'Complacent' California", "Tesla: Elon Musk moves to Texas in Silicon Valley snub", "Elon Musk Moves to Texas, Takes Jab at Silicon Valley", "10 Awkward Hollywood Cameos by Tech Founders", "Which celebrities are revealed as space aliens in 'Men in Black: International'?  In 1990, Musk entered Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  In an interview with The Washington Post, Musk stated he was a "significant (though not top-tier) donor to Democrats," but that he also gives heavily to Republicans. " The defamation case began in December 2019, with Unsworth seeking $190 million in damages.  In July 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in stock, of which Musk received over $100 million. " Created in 2018, the deal stipulated that Musk only receive the compensation if Tesla reached certain market values.  His paternal grandmother had British and Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. According to Bloomberg, Musk has "professed to have little interest in the material trappings of wealth". The lawsuit claimed verbal discussions Musk held with foreign investors in July 2018 did not confirm key deal terms and thus characterized the tweet as false, misleading, and damaging to investors, and sought to bar Musk from serving as CEO of publicly traded companies.  Musk led the Series A round of investment in 2004, joining Tesla's board of directors as its chairman.  A fifth vehicle, the Model Y crossover, was launched in 2020.  During the trial Musk apologized to Unsworth again for the tweet. , In July 2020, Musk tweeted "Pronouns suck" to significant backlash on Twitter, including from his partner Grimes. , In 1995, Musk, his brother Kimbal, and Greg Kouri founded web software company Zip2 with funds from a group of angel investors. Musk has received criticism for his views on such matters as artificial intelligence and the COVID-19 pandemic. , Musk is chairman of the Musk Foundation, which states its purpose is to provide solar-power energy systems in disaster areas as well as other goals. 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Musk assumed leadership of the company as CEO and product architect in 2008, positions he still holds today.  Musk then dated Amber Heard, whom he had reportedly been pursuing since 2012, for several months in 2017. ", Tesla stock dropped after the incident, which coincided with the confirmation of the departure of Tesla's Vice President of Worldwide Finance earlier that day. , By making AI available to everyone, OpenAI wants to "counteract large corporations who may gain too much power by owning super-intelligence systems devoted to profits, as well as governments which may use AI to gain power and even oppress their citizenry. , In 1994, Musk held two internships in Silicon Valley during the summer: at an energy storage start-up called Pinnacle Research Institute, which researched electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage, and at the Palo Alto-based start-up Rocket Science Games. The pendulum frequently shifts to either Musk or, List of awards and honors received by Elon Musk, "Inside Elon Musk's Humanitarian Efforts", "Elon Musk 'to launch fleet of internet satellites, "Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist", "Tesla Motors founders: Now there are five", "Tesla Lawsuit Drama Ends as Five Company Founders Emerge", "10 Things You Didn't Know About Elon Musk", "11 Things to Know About Stunning 69-Year-Old Model Maye Musk", "Meet the Musks: who's who in Elon's extended family? His father is Errol Musk, a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and property developer.  In the first award, given in May 2020, he was eligible to purchase 1.69 million TSLA shares - around one percent of the company - at below-market prices. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is preparing the automaker for a “robust entry” into India, as he seemed to confirm on social media last … , In 2008, Musk began dating English actress Talulah Riley, and in 2010, the couple married.  In the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries, Musk endorsed candidate Andrew Yang and expressed support for his proposed universal basic income; he endorsed Kanye West's independent campaign in the general election.  Later that year, SpaceX received a $1.6 billion Commercial Resupply Services program contract for 12 flights of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, replacing the Space Shuttle after its 2011 retirement. Court documents unsealed in 2019 have confirmed that Musk was also aware of the company's liquidity issues.  In his defense, Musk argued that in slang usage "'pedo guy' was a common insult used in South Africa when I was growing up... synonymous with 'creepy old man' and is used to insult a person's appearance and demeanor. ", "Neuralink Is Impressive Tech, Wrapped in Musk Hype", "Elon Musk: "Without tunnels, we will all be in traffic hell forever, "Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission", "Elon Musk's boring machine has already built a 'test trench' in LA", "Elon Musk's Proposed Vegas Strip Transit System Advanced by City Council Vote", "Elon Musk's Boring Company is now raising money by selling flamethrowers", "Elon Musk Loves This '80s Comedy So Much He Keeps Dropping Hidden Quotes", "Can you crack the password for Elon Musk's flamethrower? , In 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company. The Human Rights Campaign, which had previously given Tesla the number one ranking on its Corporate Equality Index, criticized his tweets and called for him to apologize. This drew more confusion, as Æ is not a letter in the modern English alphabet.  While Guardian critic Alexi Petridis described it as "indistinguishable... from umpteen competent but unthrilling bits of bedroom electronica posted elsewhere on Soundcloud", TechCrunch said it was "not a bad representation of the genre". ", "Elon Musk's baby name isn't just weird, it may be against California regulations", "Elon Musk and Grimes have changed their baby's name.  With $100 million of his early fortune, Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp., traded as SpaceX, in May 2002. It was the first private liquid-fuel rocket to reach Earth orbit. In 2004, he joined electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.) as chairman and product architect, becoming its CEO in 2008. The park itself is the antithesis of economic distress, with 26,000 jobs and 300 companies including Lockheed Martin, Teledyne and Booz Allen Hamilton. Musk instead decided to start a company that could build affordable rockets. Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ ˈ iː l ɒ n / EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer. Toll Free from US: 1-866-545-5878. , In 2017, Musk purchased the domain X.com from PayPal for an undisclosed amount, explaining that it had sentimental value to him. SpaceX has told investors that Starlink is angling for a piece of a $1 trillion market made up of in-flight internet, maritime services, demand in Chi.. Elon Musk will be giving a prize of US$100 million to the best carbon capture technology, the entrepreneur tweeted, adding that he would unveil details on this next week. He met with companies such as NPO Lavochkin and Kosmotras; however, Musk was seen as a novice and was even spat on by one of the Russian chief designers. 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" He has a half-sister and a half-brother on his father's side.  He has engaged with short-selling critics via social media and used Tesla merchandise as a means of mocking those who short the Tesla stock.  The agreement included a list of topics that Musk would need preclearance before tweeting about. " In November 2020, the phrase "Space Karen" trended on Twitter in connection with Musk after he criticized the effectiveness of COVID-19 testing. Neuralink, a startup set up by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, has wired up a monkey to play videogames with its mind, Bloomberg reports, citing an online discussion led by Musk on the Clubhouse app. With his social media prognostications about Bitcoin or GameStop, Elon Musk has been venturing further away from his own businesses and becoming more like a Wall Street heavyweight who can move markets with just a few words.In his latest foray, the Tesla and SpaceX founder appeared on Clubhouse -- a social network accessible only by invitation -- to interview the head of online … SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. ", "Elon Musk's growing empire is fuelled by billion in government subsidies", "Tesla's vice president of business development leaves", "Grimes tells Elon Musk that she 'cannot support hate' after he tweets 'pronouns suck, "Pronouns Suck? 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