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11 Interesting facts about Elon Musk

Elon Musk is well-known for his wild claims and ideas. Born in South Africa, musk is founder of EV company Tesla & space exploration company SpaceX. 

He created and sold a game as a kid

'Blastar,' a space fighting game, was sold to PC and Office Technology magazine for $500.

Musk paid nearly $1 million for James Bond's submarine car.

The submersible Lotus Esprit featured in the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me" was purchased by Elon Musk for $968,000.

It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary..


- Elon Musk

He almost sold Tesla to Google

Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google for $11 billion in 2013, according to Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.

Musk ran a nightclub to make ends meet.

To pay their rent, Musk and his roommate  rented a large house and converted it into a nightclub while still students at the University of Pennsylvania.

Zip2 was his first venture

Zip2 is a company that provided maps and business directories to newspapers and was later sold to Compaq for $307 million.

Musk appeared in Iron Man 2

Iron Man director Jon Favreau revealed to Time Magazine that Robert Downey Jr sought advice from Musk on how to behave like a tech-savvy billionaire.

SpaceX stands for Space Exploration Technologies

Musk believed that humanity's survival depended on its ability to evolve into a multi-planetary species, so he started SpaceX

Musk dropped out of Stanford after only two days.

He moved to California to pursue a Ph.D. in applied physics at Stanford University. He left after two days to start Zip2 Corporation.

Musk established a school to educate his children.

Elon Musk runs a school called Ad Astra, which is Latin for "to the stars," at SpaceX headquarters.

Musk appeared on 'The Simpsons' and 'The Big Bang Theory.'

In 2015, Musk appeared in an episode of the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He played himself in the episode.

Musk made approximately $180 million from the Paypal transaction.

Musk co-founded in 1999, which Ebay purchased for $1.5 billion.

Life is too short for long term grudges


- Elon Musk

I could either watch it happen or be part of it.


- Elon Musk

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