20 Crazy Facts About Tesla Founder Elon Musk

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In 2021, "Real Iron Man" Elon Musk will officially defeat Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos to become "the richest man in the world"!

 A few months after Bernard Arnault, President of fashion giant LVMH, briefly became the world's richest man , this list has ushered in a sea change! Electric car giant Tesla’s stock price rose 8.5% in November 2021, instantly increasing Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk’s net worth by $24 billion, and he also beat Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), Microsoft founder Bill Gates (Bill Gates) officially become the "world's richest man"!

That's right, Elon Musk is the genius known as the "Real Iron Man". But just like a sentence in "The Rear Wing Gone Soldier" "There is only a thin line between a genius and a lunatic" , Elon Musk's childhood memories and emotional world are very imaginable. Here are 20 stories about Elon Musk, who designed a computer game at the age of 12, founded Space X at the age of 30 to write the history of human space, became a father of six children at the age of 49, and was involved in Johnny Depp . The domestic violence incident with Amberhead ... What surprises the world is looking forward to in the future!

Elon Musk 1. He designed a computer game at the age of 12

Children love to play electric games, but Elon Musk has figured out how to write games while having fun! At the age of 12, he completed a "Blastar" computer game and made his first pot of gold. Not surprisingly, this game is the theme of "War in Outer Space"; that's Elon Musk's lifelong dream.

Elon Musk 2. Everyone says he's a dropout but the truth is...

It is often heard that Elon Musk is a dropout like Bill Gates, but people decided to drop out after "two days of Ph.D."! Elon Musk studied at Queen's University in Canada in 1992, and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received a double bachelor's degree in economics and physics. Later, he applied to the doctoral program of applied physics and materials science at Stanford University, but dropped out after two days of admission!

Guess what's the reason? In an exclusive interview years later, he said: "I went to college just to have more fun." And he dropped out because he wanted to start earnestly toward his dream!

Elon Musk 3. Started a company and netted $300 million

24-year-old Elon Musk and his younger brother Kimbal Musk have collaborated on a "Zip2" computer software that provides online city navigation and guide information for news media. Zip2's start-up capital was only $28,000 from the two fathers, and then in 1999, Compaq Computer acquired Zip2 for "$307 million" in cash + "$34 million" stock options.

At that time, Elon Musk had already decided that he wanted to be involved in three fields in the future: the Internet, renewable energy, and space technology. He believes that these three fields are all elements that deeply affect the future development of mankind!

Elon Musk 4. He was born in South Africa and is the eldest son in the family

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. His mother, Maye Musk, is Canadian and his father, Errol Musk, is Afrikaans. He spent his childhood in South Africa until he graduated from high school at the age of 17, when he returned to his mother's hometown alone to avoid compulsory military service in South Africa.

This is Elon Musk's decision alone. He decisively left his family, but it also means that he has lost all financial support. Years later, we discovered the reason for his desertion: he was a child who was "bullied"!

Elon Musk 5. "My nose has been broken too many times and it's still crooked"

Elon Musk admitted in an exclusive interview that he suffered the worst bullying while studying in South Africa! He was often beaten by his classmates inexplicably, and his nose was broken too many times, causing him to have a "serrated nasal septum" and even mild "difficulty breathing" as an adult. Of course, after a successful career he had surgery and is now healed.

His younger brother Kimbal Musk also confirmed the incident: "He was bullied badly, but he still had to go to class. He hated school."

Elon Musk 6. He founded PayPal's largest online payment network to date
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Although it is less used in Asia, PayPal is by far the most widely used online payment network in Europe and the United States! From the very beginning of binding bank accounts to the encryption mechanism of credit cards, PayPal's revolutionary existence promoted the popularization of online shopping in 2000. And PayPal's predecessor "X.com" was designed by Elon Musk !

In October 2002, he sold PayPal to eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, for $1.5 billion. With this funding, Elon Musk started his great ideal of "rewriting human history"!

Elon Musk 7. Space X space technology made for dreams
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Remember the goals he set in college? Before playing the Internet and setting up "Tesla" to study renewable energy, Elon Musk couldn't wait to devote himself to the dream of his life - space technology. In 2002, he established a third company, SpaceX Space Exploration Technology Company, and served as both CEO and CTO. His philosophy is simple, explore everything in outer space, starting with the moon and Mars, with safety and cost savings!

The "Falcon 9" carrier rocket produced by SpaceX is a very important invention in the history of human spaceflight: it is the first liquid fuel carrier rocket in history that can reuse the first-stage thruster many times , completely overturning the carrier The established thinking that rockets can only be used once! And this is also an important milestone for human beings to be able to "outer space tourism" in the future.

Elon Musk 8. Single mom and 'terrible' dad
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Are you also curious, what kind of "tiger mother" can teach such a good son who is motivated and filial? May Musk wrote in her autobiography: "Give children absolute freedom!" But the obedience of the Musk family's three children is not accidental, but in the process of growing up, learning to cherish this strong and gentle mother.

May became a single mother at the age of 31, and yes, she is a victim of domestic violence. As for his father, Elon Musk said of him: "He is a bad father who can do the most evil things." The two haven't said a word for decades, according to foreign media reports Elon Ma Ske even confessed to his wife: "I hope that the child will not grow up under the poison of the grandfather."

Elon Musk 9. Has a 'name illegal' son with his current girlfriend
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Elon Musk's current girlfriend is Grimes, a well-known Canadian singer and visual artist. In May 2020, Grimes gave birth to a son, and the two named their son "X Æ A-12" Musk !

For this strange name, Grimes explained: X is a variable, Æ is the Elvish language of AI artificial intelligence, and A-12 is a descendant of Musk's favorite fighter "SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft", representing the Speedy, good at fighting but not violent.

She also said she wanted the child to choose her own gender identity in the future and not be swayed by her name.

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Although this is the coolest baby name in history, "X Æ A-12 Musk" was finally unable to register because it did not meet the regulations... It is not known what the official name of Elon Musk's son is? But parents call him "Baby X" isn't it cute!

Elon Musk 10. He is now the father of 6

How could the second richest man in the world have only one son? Although Elon Musk keeps this a secret, he actually has 5 lovely children with his first wife! Each of them has a very handsome name: Griffin, Xavier, Damian, Saxon, Kai, which are twin sons and triplets respectively. The appearance of the sons has not been made public since the age of 6. After all, the father's career is no small matter; he also joked that "my family is very worried about whether they will be assassinated by Russia one day."

Elon Musk 11. First wife left him for not wanting to be a vase
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The Justine Wilson (Justine Wilson) is Elon Musk's first wife, she is the best-selling fantasy novels "Bloodangel", "Lord of Bones" author. The two met at Queen's University in Canada . After 8 years of long-distance love, they entered marriage from a young love. In 2002, the child born by the two naturally conceived died of sudden infant death syndrome...

That's why there were "5 test-tube babies" born in 2004 and 2006! When everyone thought that Justin was happy, she filed for divorce in 2008; the reason was that "what color her hair was dyed had to be controlled , and she completely became a vase wife".

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Elon Musk 12. Two hot but short marriages
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After the divorce, Elon Musk started a luxurious nightlife. In 2008, he met Talulah Riley, who was 14 years younger! The beautiful British actor's works are actually not many, and he is a supporting role in the representative works "Full Start" and "Pride and Prejudice".

The two got married a few months later. After only one year of marriage, the marriage broke down, but they remarried again the following year, and it lasted for another year.  …

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Elon Musk 13. Involved in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard affair!
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How did Elon Musk get involved in the domestic violence incident between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ? It turned out that when the couple broke up their marriage and accused each other of domestic violence and derailment, Johnny Depp released a video proving that Elon Musk had been invited by Amber Heard to Johnny Depp's mansion. Overnight! But Elon Musk has steadfastly denied any intimate relationship with Amber Heard at the time, and the two began their relationship after their divorce.

Elon Musk 14. First commercial space shuttle to carry astronauts

As of 2019, SpaceX has partnered with NASA on 16 International Space Station (ISS) resupply missions. On May 31, 2020, SpaceX completed another important space shuttle mission: two NASA astronauts took the "Dragon 2" spacecraft to the International Space Station and successfully recovered the "Falcon 9" launch vehicle. This is the first time in the history of human space to use a commercial space shuttle to carry astronauts, opening the era of commercialization of space technology!

The success of this NASA space shuttle mission instantly caused the value of Space X stock to skyrocket! After all, the last time the United States transported astronauts to the space station was 9 years ago. In the past few years, the United States has been “buying seats” with the Russian government to carry American astronauts. But more importantly, Elon Musk's dream alone has made all mankind begin to believe: maybe one day we can travel in outer space as we want!

>> NASA announced that it will cooperate with Space X to send Tom Cruise to outer space to shoot "Mission Impossible"

Elon Musk 15. Will join the Japanese to search for the existence of aliens?

Although Elon Musk has written a page in the history of human space, it is still far from his dream! If you are concerned about space technology, you must know that Elon Musk is also one of the countless human beings on this earth who "believe in the existence of aliens"; some people think this is a fantasy, while others choose to believe until he can prove that they do not exist. .

Elon Musk is obviously the latter, and all his most romantic and beautiful fantasies in outer space have a firmer and more practical plan after meeting this "Japanese"! He is Yusaku Maezawa, the Japanese entrepreneur who founded the online stores Start Today and Zozo Town. The two started the "dearMoon" project and vowed to take a group of humans to circle the moon within 5 years! Maezawa Yusaku sponsored a "very considerable amount of money". After all, this dream is worth going bankrupt to complete!

In 2020, Elon Musk couldn't stop his inner lust, and said that dearMoon's plan could not only take people to play on the moon, but also "walk around Mars by the way" for sightseeing! Anyway, I don't believe what others say, but the power of Elon Musk's dreams may really achieve unexpected things!

>> Jay Chou and TOP are all rushing to get acquainted with Maezawa Yousaku! Because he can take you to the moon

Elon Musk 16. His work philosophy, we may not learn

Elon Musk once admitted that after he founded Space X and Tesla, he worked about 80 to 100 hours a week! “If someone else is working 40 hours a week and you are working 100 hours; even if everyone is doing the same thing, you will still be able to accomplish in four months what they would be able to accomplish in a year.”

Foreign media also broke the news that when a Tesla executive told Elon Musk that employees were complaining about working too long, he replied: "I will tell them 'When the company goes out of business, you can Spend more time with your family.”

There is only a thin line between genius and lunatic, and success and failure may be... just a choice of lifestyle.

Elon Musk 17. Once called a Taiwanese girl "Get out of the office!"

She is Laura Huang, the first Taiwanese female professor at Harvard Business School! In her book "Breakthrough EDGE ", she talks about her story with Elon Musk. In 2015, she finally won the opportunity to meet with Musk, but when she came to the CEO's office on time, before she could say hello, Musk suddenly said, "No, get out of my office." The severe attitude made her A little overwhelmed, but Huang Leren chose to "laugh".

Seemingly infected by her laughter, Elon Musk even started to laugh out loud. Only then did Huang Leren realize: "So he saw me holding an unwrapped gift! He didn't expect me to be a scholar. , I thought I was an entrepreneur who was holding a product prototype and was going to ask him for funds." The two talked for a few hours that day, and had some ideas about the company's operations; And said that she could provide the information she needed for her research, and gave Huang Leren a hug.

Although this story is the positive energy that this Taiwanese girl wrote to us, it also allows us to discover Elon Musk's decisiveness, courage, diligence and enlightenment.

Elon Musk 18. Started reading 5 hours a day at age 8
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Although Elon Musk hates school, he never stops learning! Like Bill Gates, he spends at least five hours a day reading. He once admitted that he "loved fun" during college. After being promoted to a successful entrepreneur, we also found that he often went to nightclubs and took his sister to hotels... But all the madness may be built on the basis of his triple efforts.

Some people commented on Elon Musk and Bill Gates, maybe "neither are geniuses" but "madmen who work harder to learn knowledge than ordinary people", what do you think?

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Elon Musk 19. His salary at Tesla is...1 bucks
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Tesla Tesla is the largest electric vehicle and solar panel company in the United States, and one of the brands with the highest market share of electric vehicles in various countries. You may be wondering, how does Elon Musk, as the CEO of Tesla, only receive an annual salary of $1? Aside from the fact that he owns more than 32% of the company, it's rumored to be because Elon Musk "has higher yields on other investments" and Tesla doesn't actually make much (?)

Interestingly, the reason why Elon Musk was named "the world's second richest man" is entirely due to the recent appreciation of Tesla's stock! He defeated Bill Gates with a total asset of $127.9 billion, or about $3.62 trillion; with the booming development of "renewable energy" and "space technology", Elon Musk is just around the corner to become the world's richest man! It can only be said that he had a unique vision 30 years ago, and the three goals he set for himself can indeed write the history of mankind.

Elon Musk 20. He's a fan of all kinds of superheroes, but with one condition...

Elon Musk has loved reading since he was a child, but he also likes comics and fantasy novels very much! From the point of view that his ex-wife is a novelist, it is not surprising. His favorite novel is The Lord of the Rings, and his favorite comics are Batman, Superman, Doctor Strange, and of course, Iron Man!

But there is a condition to become the superhero that Elon Musk likes, that is, his "superpower" must conform to some kind of logic or knowledge! He once said in an interview: "I often fantasize that these superheroes can actually exist one day in the future!"

With the "certification" of this technological genius, the creators of these superheroes have done enough research!

Elon Musk 21. Had a cameo in the movie just to meet the Iron Man
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"Real Iron Man" really has a cameo in "Iron Man"! He plays himself "Mr. Musk" in the movie, but "Tony Stark", played by Rober Downey Jr., doesn't take him seriously.

"Iron Man" director Jon Favreau once said that Elon Musk was one of his reference prototypes, but in fact, "Iron Man" was not inspired by him in the original comics !

Elon Musk 21. Shake the world with a tweet
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Musk has bought about 9.2% of Twitter's Twitter Blue stock so far. As a loyal user, he recently launched a vote on his personal Twitter: "Would you like to have an edit button?" Attracting 1.9 million users in a few hours voted, and overwhelmingly over 90 percent supported the proposal.

And despite his successive proposals for reforming Tiwtter, the board said a few days later: Musk will not be one of us, but his opinion is very valuable to us. A series of mysterious operations detonated the topic of the whole network. Maybe this is another prank by Musk?

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Nonetheless, this man who is "a fine line between a genius and a lunatic" and "it's okay to go bankrupt for his dreams" is definitely worthy of the title of "Iron Man"!

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