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SpaceX Creates History
SpaceX Makes History With First-Ever Human Rocket Launch For NASA
SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy
SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket. The rocket carries a red Tesla roadster into space, replete with a fake astronaut in the driver’s seat.
Founded The Boring Company
The Boring Company (also known as TBC) is an American infrastructure and tunnel construction services company founded by Elon Musk in December 2016.
Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI
Announced OpenAi, an Artificial Intelligence company
In December 2015, Musk announced the creation of OpenAI, a not-for-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research company. OpenAI aims to develop artificial general intelligence in a way that is safe and beneficial to humanity.
Announced Hyperloop design competition
In June 2015, Musk announced a design competition for students and others to build Hyperloop pods to operate on a SpaceX-sponsored mile-long track in a 2015–2017 Hyperloop pod competition. The track was used in January 2017, and Musk also started building a tunnel.
Announced Open-Sourcing Tesla Technology
In 2014, Musk announced that Tesla would allow its technology patents to be used by anyone in good faith in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up development of electric cars.
Announced SolarCity and Tesla Collaboration
The underlying motivation for funding both SolarCity and Tesla was to help combat global warming. In 2012, Musk announced that SolarCity and Tesla are collaborating to use electric vehicle batteries to smooth the impact of rooftop solar on the power grid, with the program going live in 2013.
Musk became the CEO of Tesla
Following the financial crisis in 2008 and after a series of escalating conflicts in 2007, Eberhard was ousted from the firm. Musk assumed leadership of the company as CEO and product architect.
Musk joined Tesla
Musk led the Series A round of investment for Tesla in February 2004, joined Tesla's board of directors as its chairman.
eBay acquired PayPal
In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock, of which Musk received US$165 million.
Founded SpaceX, a space exploration company
Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, in May 2002 with US$100 million of his early fortune. Musk became the chief executive officer (CEO) and chief technology officer (CTO). SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles with a focus on advancing the state of rocket technology.
X.com merged with Confinity to form PayPal
X.com merged with Confinity, which had a money-transfer service called PayPal and Musk became the CEO and company's largest shareholder by owning 11.7% of shares. The merged company focused on the PayPal service and was later renamed PayPal. PayPal's early growth was driven mainly by a viral marketing campaign where new customers were recruited when they received money through the service.
Sold Zip2 to Compaq for US$307 million
Compaq acquired Zip2 for US$307 million in cash and US$34 million in stock options in February 1999. Musk received US$22 million for his 7 percent share from the sale.
PhD in Energy Physics/Materials Science at Stanford University
PhD from Stanford University
Left Queen's University in 1992 to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed for a second bachelor's degree in physics.
Started Zip2, a Web Software Company
In 1995, Musk and his brother, Kimbal, started Zip2, a web software company that developed and marketed an Internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry. The company raised money from a small group of angel investors. The company developed and marketed an Internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry, with maps, directions and yellow pages, with the vector graphics mapping and direction code being implemented by Musk in Java. Musk 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
Cofounded X.com, a financial service and payment company
In March 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with US$10 million from the sale of Zip2.
Internship at Rocket Science Games
Rocket Science Games
Internship at the Palo Alto-based start-up Rocket Science Games
06-07-1994 - 12-12-1996View
Internship at Pinnacle Research Institute
Pinnacle Research Institute
Musk held his first internship in Silicon Valley during the summer: at an energy storage start-up called Pinnacle Research Institute, which researched electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage
01-05-1994 - 01-06-1994View
Studied Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania
Studied Business and Physics
Left Canada in 1992 to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania; he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics.
Attended Queen's University
Moved to Canada to attend Queen's University, avoiding mandatory service in the South African military. His plan was to go United States where he thought great things are possible, more than any other country. And it would be easy to get to the United States from Canada.
Sold his first video game, Blastar
By the age of 12, Musk sold the code of a BASIC-based video game he created called Blastar, to a magazine called PC and Office Technology, for approximately $500.