Elon Musk has become the richest man in the world, which is a thing that he did pretty quickly. It’s not that easy to become the richest man in the world. That’s something that everyone kind of wishes they could be, but the fact that Elon Musk did it so quickly that is mind-blowing.
Let’s talk about the things that are going on with Elon Musk and his projects to highlight many things. Honestly, Elon Musk is probably one of the most influential people on the planet.
The projects he’s doing right now, and things he’s doing to advance humanity according to himself.
Story of Elon Musk:
Elon Musk’s beginnings start way back in the 1990s, first and foremost. He briefly attended the University of Pretoria and then moved to Canada at the age of 17 to attend Queen’s University before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania. Two years later, he received two different bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Physics.
In 1995, he moved to California to start his Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Material Sciences at Stanford University. After that, he co-founded a company called Zip2, a Web Software Company which in 1999 was acquired by Compaq for 307 million dollars.
He then found an online bank, very revolutionary at the time very few other competitors in the situation that merged with Cofinity in 2000 and then launched PayPal the previous year and then in October of 2002.
eBay bought it for 1.5 billion dollars. Hence, within those few years, Elon Musk revolutionized how online banking works with PayPal by merging with another company that was chasing the idea and formulating it.
In May of 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, which you probably know about an aerospace manufacturer and space transport service company. He is still the CEO and lead designer of it.
He then joined Tesla motors, which is now Tesla, in 2004, which was the year after it was founded. He became the product architect that year and the CEO in 2008. In 2006 he helped create SolarCity, which is a solar energy services company one of the biggest around. In 2015 he co-founded an Open AI, which is a non-profit to promote friendly Artificial Intelligence.
In 2016 he co-founded neural link, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain and computer interfaces. In December of 2016, he founded the Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel construction company trying to build tunnels optimized for electric vehicles to solve major traffic problems.
He’s helped envision an open-sourced high-speed transportation system called the hyperloop based on a Vac Train concept, so with all of these different companies and ideas and projects bouncing around.
It’s been a quite meteoric rise for Elon Musks, who just passed Jeff Bezos, the founders of Amazon as the world’s richest man. Elon Musk is worth a whopping 185 billion dollars.
On Thursday, Tesla’s share price pushed Musk and pass Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person since 2017, he’s currently worth about 184 billion dollars. Musk’s surge of wealth over the past year is the fastest rise to the top of the rich list in history.