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8 Interesting facts about Elon musk you didn’t know

Elon Musk is well-known for his far-fetched assertions and ideas. Musk was born in South Africa and is the owner of the autonomous car firm Tesla and the space travel corporation SpaceX. He has some insane plans for the future.

Among many of his concepts is the Hyperloop, a revolutionary transit system, a human colony on Mars supported by economical space travel, brain-computer interfaces, and the development of micro-satellites to offer minimal cost network access to the public.

As a result of all of this, Musk has become one of the most divisive and distinctive businessmen of modern times.

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Fascinating facts about Elon Musk and his futuristic business Tesla.

8 Interesting Facts About Elon Musk

 

1) He invented a game.

When Elon Musk was 12 years old, he made and delivered a video game to a journal. Blastar a space battle game, was auctioned to a PC and Office Technology journal for $500. Musk was also employed for a game start-up called Rocket Science.

 

  1. Tesla trade to Google

Elon Musk nearly traded Tesla to Google for $11 billion in 2013Tesla’s future appeared gloomy at the moment, so Musk contacted Larry Page, co-founder, and Chief executive officer of Google, about a buyout. Musk offered that Google buys Tesla for $6 billion, with Musk offering a further $5 billion in plant growth. Musk also asked that Page relinquish ownership of Tesla for the next 8 years. The agreement came to an end at the 11th hour when Tesla, Inc’s Model S, an all 5 liftback, started to sell well. By 2020, Tesla is worth an estimated around $100 billion.

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  1. Zip2 was his first venture.

Musk’s first commercial effort was the creation of Zip2, a company providing maps and directories to publications, and ended up selling to Compaq for $307 million.

 

  1. Elon Musk appeared on the Simpsons and ‘The Big Bang theory.

Musk made guest appearances on the iconic tv program The Simpsons in 2015. In “The Musk Who Fell to Earth,” the attractive CEO (Elon Musk) lands in Springfield in a spaceship and gets motivation from Homer Simpson.  Musk starred in an episode of the hit comedy The Big Bang Theory. He portrayed himself in the episode.

 

  1. Elon struggled as a child.

He has characterized his life, both at home and at school, as unpleasant and dreadful. His father would occasionally scold him and his brother (Kimbal) for hours, and he was routinely harassed at the all-boys high school he visited.

  1. Systems for Space Exploration

Musk founded Space Exploration Enterprises, also known as SpaceX, in 2002. Musk thought that humanity’s future was dependent on its potential to expand into a multi-planetary civilization. However, the present rocket launch techniques were excessively expensive. He was successful in accomplishing this with the launches of the Rocket Falcon 1 in 2006, the Rocket Falcon 9 in 2010, and the  Rocket Falcon Heavy in 2018.

 

  1. Musk paid over $1 million for James Bond’s underwater car.

In 2013, Musk bought James Bond’s legendary submarine automobile at a London auction. The underwater Lotus Esprit seen in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” was purportedly bought by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk for $968,000. At the moment, Musk was believed to desire to convert the automobile into a submarine. The Lotus is supposed to have been destroyed after its first debut in The Spy Who Loved Me, but it was recovered in 1989 in a plastic bin in Long Islands, New York, wheelless and covered in blankets.

  1. Musk managed a nightclub to pay the bills.

To cover their costs, Musk and his companion Adeo Ressi rented a spacious mansion and turned it into a disco while still undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania. The nightclub, as reportedly Vogue, could hold a maximum of 1,000 people, so it wasn’t a little setup.

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