Thinking through first principles. Marketing. Micro management. Goal oriented. Resiliency. Future focused. Leadership. Creativity. Time management. Persistence. Turning ideas into companies. Long term thinking.
Physics. Sustainability. Philanthropy. Alternate Energy. Space Engineering. Reading. Video games. Twitter. Extraterrestrial life. Artificial Intelligence.
Top 5 richest people in the world - Forbes. 10 worlds most powerful people - Forbes. Business person of the year - Fortune magazine (2013). FAI Gold Space Medal (2010).
Aiming to reduce global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption. Planning to reduce the risk of human extinction by making life multi-planetary and setting up a human colony on mars.
HyperloopAugust 2013 to
"Hyperloop," an invention that would foster commuting between major cities while severely cutting travel time. Ideally resistant to weather and powered by renewable energy, the Hyperloop would propel riders in pods through a network of low-pressure tubes at speeds reaching more than 700 mph.
AI and NeuralinkOctober 2015 to Present
I pursued an interest in artificial intelligence, becoming co-chair of the nonprofit OpenAI. The research company launched in late 2015 with the stated mission of advancing digital intelligence to benefit humanity.https://neuralink.com/
FlamethrowerJanuary 2018 to March 2018
We also reportedly found a market for The Boring Company's flamethrowers. After announcing they were going on sale for $500 apiece in late January 2018, he claimed to have sold 10,000 of them within a day.
The Boring Companyhttps://www.boringcompany.com/not-a-flamethrower
Zip2 CorporationJanuary 1995 to February 1999
Launched my first company, Zip2 Corporation, in 1995 with my brother, Kimbal Musk. An online city guide, Zip2 was soon providing content for the new websites of both The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. In 1999, a division of Compaq Computer Corporation bought Zip2 for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options.
PayPalNovember 1999 to October 2000
Founder and CEO
In 1999, Me and Kimbal Musk used our money from the sale of Zip2 to found X.com, an online financial services/payments company. An X.com acquisition the following year led to the creation of PayPal as it is known today.
SpaceXMay 2002 to Present
Founder and CEO
I founded my third company, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, in 2002 with the intention of building spacecraft for commercial space travel. By 2008, SpaceX was well established, and NASA awarded the company the contract to handle cargo transport for the International Space Station—with plans for astronaut transport in the future—in a move to replace NASA’
Tesla MotorsJuly 2003 to Present
Founder and CEO
I am the co-founder, CEO and product architect at Tesla Motors, a company formed in 2003 that is dedicated to producing affordable, mass-market electric cars as well as battery products and solar roofs. Musk oversees all product development, engineering and design of the com
SolarCityJune 2006 to Present
In August 2016, in my continuing effort to promote and advance sustainable energy and products for a wider consumer base, a $2.6 billion dollar deal was solidified to combine his electric car and solar energy companies. Mu Tesla Motors Inc. announced an all-stock deal purchase of SolarCity Corp., a company Musk had helped his cousins start in 2006.
The Boring CompanyDecember 2016 to Present
In January 2017, we launched The Boring Company, a company devoted to boring and building tunnels in order to reduce street traffic. We began with a test dig on the SpaceX property in Los Angeles.