Elon Musk was born June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa is an African-Canadian descent engineer and entrepreneur famous southern Simultaneously founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity.
Musk famous for having created the first electric car produced in the modern era (Tesla Roadster), and create the largest online payment system (PayPal) which is used in all countries. Musk was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, the son of a mother named Maye asala Canadian and a South African father named Errol Musk.
His grandfather came from Minnesota, and moved to Herbert, Saskatchewan, where her mother raised Musk. Musk's father was an engineer and his mother worked as a nutritionist and model. Musk bought his first computer at age 10 and taught himself to program. at the age of 12 he sold his first commercial software around $ 500 which is a space game called Blastar
After finishing High School special man in Pretoria, he left home in 1988 at the age of 17, without his parents' support and in part because of military service in South Africa. His mother was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and much of his family was in western Canada, so Musk immigrated there in June 1989. He left Canada in 1992 after getting a scholarship to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he received a bachelor's degree, and I had one more year to complete a second undergraduate degree in physics. His bachelor's degree in tow, and drawing inspiration from innovators like Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, Musk then considered three areas he wanted to enter had "significant problems", as he said later, "One was the Internet, one of which is clean energy, and the other another is a "
In 1995, Musk went on to S2 to a graduate program in applied physics and materials science at Stanford. He stayed two days before dropping out to start Zip2 business, a business that provides Internet content publishing content online software for news organizations. In 1999, Compaq AltaVista gives Zip2 funds amounting to U.S. $ 307 million in cash and U.S. $ 34 million in stock options.
In March 1999, Musk founded X.com, an online financial services company. One year later, X.com Confinity joined, then became the largest payment service PayPal auction. X.com merged company at first adopted as the company name, but in February 2001, X.com changed its name to the name of PayPal Inc.. In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for U.S. $ 1.5 billion. Before its sale, Musk menajdi largest shareholder of the company, which owned 11.7% of PayPal.