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“If something is important enough, even if everything is against you, you should do it anyway.” Elon Musk

10 facts you didn't know about billionaire Elon Musk

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02.May 2019
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Elon Musk a Tesla

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 and Tesla
Elon Musk
Elon Musk and SpaceX

1. He owns a luxury underwater car from a Bond movie

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.

2. He spent his childhood with books like a "little inventor"

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.”

Prodej exkluzivního domu, Praha-východ
Prodej exkluzivního domu, Praha-východ, Okolí Prahy

3. He is the 40th richest man in the world

The net worth of his assets is about $23 billion.

4. He starred in a movie

He appeared in Iron Man 2 and in The Simpsons as well as in the The Big Bang Theory.

5. He's a fan of X-men

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.

6. He went through the "school of life"

During his studies at a Canadian university, he was determined to survive with $1 for groceries per day. It was an experiment.

7. The planet Mars is his goal

He founded the luxury company SpaceX. He wants to colonize Mars and hopes to send 80,000 people to this planet.

8. He came up with a family idea

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.

9. He sees danger in artificial intelligence

He calls it the most serious threat to the survival of mankind.

10. He created a school for his children

The school is called Ad Astra, "to the stars", and it is located in America in one of his luxury houses.

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