Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 28, 1971. His real name is Elon Reeve Musk.t
Musk got his first personal computer at the age of 9, due to which his interest in computer programming increased.
Musk learnt computer programming by reading books, and at the age of 12, he created the game Blaster. which he later sold for $500.
In 1995, Musk and his brother formed a company called Zip2, which his father funded with $28,000.
In 1999, Compaq bought Zip2 by giving it 307 million dollars in cash. Elon Musk received $ 22 million for his 7% stake.
In 1999 itself, Elon Musk started an online financial service called X.com. X.com was the first federally insured online bank at the time.
In 2000, X.com merged with Confinity, an online bank that later changed its name from X.com to PayPal. Musk also took over as PayPal's CEO.
In October 2002, there was a rift between Musk and board members, and they decided to sell PayPal. which was later bought by eBay for $1.5 billion.
Musk got $165 from the sale of PayPal, through which he formed the SpaceX company. Musk bought parts of different rockets and launched his own Falcon rocket in a year.
SpaceX attempted to launch the rocket into Earth orbit four times between 2006 and 2008, but failed three times. There fourth attempt in 2008 became successful.
After which, SpaceX got an offer of $1.6 billion from NASA to make Falcon rockets. Space X's revenue in 2018 was $2 billion.
In 2004, Elon Musk invested $6.5 million in Tesla and became its largest shareholder. In 2008, he became the CEO of the company.
Currently, Musk's net worth is $176.8 billion, making him the second-richest person in the world.