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If you are a car, space or science enthusiast, you have probably heard
the name Elon Musk mentioned countless times. The entrepreneur and billionaire
is a fierce competitor in the technological world, people sometimes refer and
compare him as the “Iron Man” because of the similarities they share. He has
invested in many promising technological projects for the sake of our future
instead of personal financial gain and that has led to international media
attention and praise from people all over the world.

One of his most recent announcement has led to even more praise as he
revealed plans to make internet accessible worldwide by sending thousands of
satellites to orbit around the earth. You are now probably wondering where he
is from and how did he become so rich and beloved by the public. However, the
road has not been easy for Elon, far from it in fact.

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He entered fields that no one with the mindset of earning money would
ever dare to think of and he knew it could easily end up not working out, but
he wanted to work with things he was interested in and passionate about; which
was space travel, the internet and renewable energy sources. Elon Musk believes
that everyone can achieve great things as long as you have a passion and gain
happiness from it, work hard and never give up. Which he did.


Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a
South African-born American executive, investor, engineer, and inventor. As a child,
Elon Musk was smart and developed an early interest in programming, same
pattern as Mark Zuckerberg. He later on decided to move to Canada, to study and got a Canadian citizenship
thanks to his mother. After his studies in Canada, Musk decided to move to
America where dreams come true.  At age
24, he started a company named Zip2, which he sold to Compaq for 307 million
dollars. Musk started a new project, which would become the notorious PayPal. EBay
bought PayPal for 1.5 billion dollars and instead of living life, traveling or
buying a private island Elon Musk took all the money he made and invested it
all in two companies who were at the time on the brink of bankruptcy. Elon Musk
believed they could change the world and the future for the better; he bought
SpaceX and Tesla Motors.


SpaceX is a
private company who designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and
spacecraft at the same time reducing the price tag. The company was founded in
2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people
to live on other planets.


A group of
engineers who wanted to prove that people did not need to compromise to drive
electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive
than gasoline cars founded Tesla in 2003. Today, Tesla builds not only
all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and
storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil
fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.


Today both
these companies are huge and successful, but I has not always been that way. It
has been a long and rocky road for Elon Musk to get where he is now. At the
early stages of SpaceX and Tesla, Musk faced numerous challenges whom resulted
in failure after failure; he did not give up and look where he stands today
being the CEO of two major corporations with a combined worth of around 70
billion dollars. While those companies are, where Elon Musk puts most of his
focus on. Musk has started experimenting with new technological innovations
during the recent years and acquired Hyperloop One & Solar City. Hyperloop
being a new way of transportation and Solar City focusing on utilizing the
power of the sun to our benefit.