We wish Elon Musk a happy birthday (1971)


 
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Thursday, 28 June 2018


1971 -

Today we celebrate Elon Musk’s birthday. Elon founded private space company SpaceX, Tesla motors and co-founded PayPal.



Elon the game developer
Musk is now known for his developments in space flight and electric cars, but when he was twelve he was more at home in game development. He made a game he called ‘Blastar’. You can still play this game by doing a simple google search. He proceeded to sell his game to a video game journalist company for $500. That is more than he earnes now however, since he only pays himself $1 as the CEO of Tesla.

Elon’s world
Elon is one of the few entrepreneurs who doesn’t care about revenue or profits. He doesn’t care for the numbers. He mostly cares about the planet and humanity. He actively battles global warming and tries to make life ‘multi-planetary’ by colonizing mars. All this to avoid extinction. This comes with a downside too, according to his co-workers he is never satisfied with himself, his work or his co-workers. His ex-wife once said, "It's Elon's world, and the rest of us live in it."



360 trivial fact
Elon Musk owns a very interesting company named ‘the boring company’. This company sells the product ‘not a flamethrower’. Which is certainly not a flamethrower despite the fact that it spews flames out of its front end at high speeds when you pull a trigger. So, we’ll admit it might be a bit like a flamethrower.

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