Elon Musk is a successful entrepreneur, an eccentric innovator and a billionaire. He was born in 1971 in South Africa. He founded SpaceX, co-founded PayPal and he is the owner and head of the car company Tesla. We bring you 10 interesting facts that you didn't know about him.
Elon Musk bought the underwater Lotus vehicle from the 1970 James Bond movie for $989,000 and plans to upgrade it to a submarine with Tesla's technology.
Since a young age he was building rockets, coding his own video games and making explosives. He loved books. He said about his childhood: “I was raised by books. First by books and then by my parents.”
During the process of modernization of the Tesla factory, Elon decided to name some of the new robots after characters from X-Men - Xavier, Iceman, Wolverine, Storm and Colossus.
During his studies at a Canadian university, he was determined to survive with $1 for groceries per day. It was an experiment.
He is the chairman of Solar City, which installs solar panels for homes in the US. He left the management to his cousin Lyndon Rive.