Some unexplored realities of the Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla became a popular subject of discussion not only due to his innovative ideas about the colonization of the red planet, but also due to his concern regarding the environment and his emphasis towards sustainable development. However, the life of this venerated PayPal and Tesla co-founder has not been an easy trek until this point. Musk used to be an avid reader during his school days, but despite being so enlightened he failed to establish a strong connection with a lot of people and was subjected to bullying by his classmates.

His interest in computers developed when he was somewhere around 10 years of age. Musk’s involvement with the world of technology happened through an inexpensive home computer called the Commodore VIC-20. It was only through this device that he started gaining a basic knowledge about programming and ended up making a video game known as Blastar. During those childhood days, Musk even devised to set off with his own start up along with his brother, but due to the disapproval of his family he terminated the plan. Later on, his game was sold by a South African firm who rewarded him with an amount of $500 for composing the integral code.

With the aim of pursuing a graduation degree in applied physics Musk took an admission at The Stanford University in 1995, but by that time, he was already so captivated by the potential and future prospects of the internet that he discontinued his studies and dedicated himself towards the development of Zip2. Subsequently, when the American information and technology giant Compaq decided to purchase Musk’s Zip2 four years later, the huge success of the online service did not require him to restart his formal education anymore.

Besides being a technical genius, Elon musk also has made some special appearances in the entertainment industry by performing in certain segments of The Big Bang theory, The Simpsons and The South Park to name a few. Apart from these shows, he has also starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. In Marvel’s Iron Man 2.

 

The submarine car or the underwater car which made its first appearance in the 1977 James Bond sequel,( The Spy Who Loved Me) is a classic vehicle that remains in the possession of this SpaceX CEO. The company, that created Elon Musk almost a household name in all the technical spheres of the world, had to endure a setback somewhere around 2013 that almost persuaded Musk to sell the company to Google for $11 billion. However, the plan ended in vain and Tesla succeeded at carving out a niche through its unique approach.

Apart from all of these accomplishment and qualities, he has the citizenship of three different countries, namely South Africa, Canada and The US, because of his diversified cultural and familial background.