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Friday, 4 November 2016

Elon Musk: Impossible is Nothing

Although his name is enough, but for those who don't know about "The Elon Musk", he is a business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor, born all together into a single body.
Elon Musk never fails to amaze the world, a man will take a minimum of seven lives to achieve what he has achieved in his one.
He comes with his futuristic, phenomenal ideas one after the other, which are hard to accept and impossible to create. But he proves everyone wrong each time.

He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and Chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2 Corporation and founder of X.com which later merged with PayPal.
That is too much of adjective for a single man to carry.
Below is everything that you will ever need to know about him , and with each point that you read, you will turn into more of a Elon Musk fan like me.

1). Elon Musk is a South African-born Canadian-American.
 Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971. His father was a South African ElectroMechanical Engineer while his mother is a Canadian Model over the last 50 years and counting. He was a Canadian and later got the American citizenship in 2002.

2). Too intelligent for his age.
He had an extraordinary mind since his birth. He learned programming at an early age of 12 and created a space game called Blaster for himself. Later, he sold that game for $500.

3). He became a millionaire by the age of 28.
In 1995, Musk went to the Stanford University, California to study nuclear physics but he dropped out of grad school to start his own company Zip2 Corporation which he later sold to Compaq's AltaVista division in 1999 for $307 million.

4). Tesla model S awarded a rating of 5.4 out of 5.
Musk co-founded Tesla Motors, which designs and manufactures electric sports car.  In November 2013 Motor Trend named Tesla S, its auto of the year. It won the highest rating ever given to a Car by the National Highway Safety Administration. So that makes Sedan S, the safest car on the road.

5). This man wants to colonize Mars.
He wanted to try his hands on rocket technology and space science, so with this vision he founded SpaceX a.k.a Space Exploration Technologies. He aims to reduce the cost of space flight, making it affordable so that one day he can accomodate mankind on Mars using his commercial space vehicles.
SpaceX has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA and is successful in bringing down the cost of a Space Mission to 90%.

6). The Marvel Movie Character Iron Man is inspired by Elon Musk.
If there is a man in real life who has money, woman and power, it has to be Musk. The director of the movie Jon Favreau stated that Elon was the inspiration behind the iconic character of Tony Stark. SpaceX Office was used in filming few scenes of Iron Man 2, and Musk also did a Cameo role in the same.

7). Elon Musk is a workaholic.
He works almost 100 hours per week. Currently divides his time between SpaceX and Tesla. Mondays and Tuesdays at SpaceX, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Tesla, while Fridays split equally between the two. His employees say that he is never satisfied by his work. He wants to progress every minute.

8). He owns the James Bond Car.
He owns Wet Nellie, a custom built Lotus-Esprit Submarine Car from the James Bond Movie:The spy who loved me. He says that he is going to upgrade the Car and transform into one, for real.

9). Awards and Recognition.
He was named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st Century by the Esquire Magazine. He also bagged Fortune's title of "Businessperson of the Year" for SpaceX, Solar City & Tesla Motors. Musk was also presented with FAI Gold Space Medal in 2010. His list of achievements is never ending, and I'll fall short of words.

10). His latest endeavour Hyperloop.
A completely new, one of its kind concept of ground transportation using pressurised tubes that can send people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in just half an hour. Musk says that if no one builds it for him, he will do it himself.

Elon Musk lives in the present and dreams of the future. His work revolves around his vision to provide the ordinary with the extraordinary. He wants to change the world and the Mankind. Probably, that is what makes him a superhuman. 

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