Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, and is from South African descent. Musk always dreamt of inventions he would create. He developed an interest in computers at a young age. He became interested specifically in computer programming and at the age of 12, he was able to sell his first computer software. While in school Musk was bullied as he was shorter compared to most of his classmates and was book smart. Eventually, Musk learned self-defense as he grew older.
Upon turning 17, Musk continued his education at Queen’s University located in Canada, and as a result, he avoided becoming a part of the South African military—which was mandatory. In 1922, Musk attended the University of Pennsylvania where he studied business and physics and ultimately earned both an economics and physics degree. In 1995, he was able to launch Zip2 Corporation, which was his first company.
Regarding his parents, his mother, Maye Musk is a known Canadian model. Maye Musk had to support her family growing up, thus she had five jobs. On the other hand, Elon Musk’s father, Errol Musk, is a wealthy engineer as well as a pilot and sailor. Overall, Elon Musk had six children from his first marriage with Justine Wilson. Tragically, their first son died from sudden infant death syndrome. (SIDS) at just 10 weeks old. The couple later had twins, Griffin and Xavier, and triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian. He married his second wife in 2010, Talulah Riley, a British actress. Currently, Elon Musk has been facing challenges with his car company, Tesla motors, resulting from a heavy fall in Tesla Stock.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Musk had the chance to go after a prosperous profession in video game development. Although Musk was secured with a profession in which he would have nourished and been successful in he decided to chase a dream that would impact everyone. Musk has numerous achievements, but the greatest one is Tesla Motors. Tesla’s are vehicles that run on greenhouse gas and the Tesla company was built in 2003. His cars were initially overpriced with the cheapest cost being eighty-thousand dollars. Musk realized that his cars were too expensive and only people of high society could afford the car, so he made Tesla prices economical for average families.
Another achievement is his Giga Factory. Musk’s plan for building these Giga Factories was for these factories to run off of solar and wind energy. Elon Musk’s first Giga Factory is located in Reno, Nevada. Giga Factories also work in hand with Tesla automobiles because these factories provide large amounts of lithium-ion batteries. Since these factories provide such a large production of lithium-ion batteries, the factories also enhance the massive manufacture of Tesla vehicles. The first Giga Factory is located in Nevada, the second Giga Factory is located in New York, and there are many more Giga Factories to be built all over the world.
Elon Musk is extraordinary, he has numerous outstanding achievements. Musk has such a great capacity to innovate new things and people will forever look up to him. I also firmly believe that his kids will carry on his legacy and they will be as successful or even more successful than their dad. Every single accomplishment that Musk created was because of his immense creative imagination. He was once also a little kid with dreams and now he is an accomplished man.