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Elon Musk

Birthdate: 28. June 1971
Other names: Илон Маск

Elon Reeve Musk is a technology entrepreneur and investor. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal.

In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People. As of October 2018, he has a net worth of $22.3 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 54th-richest person in the world.Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen's University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He began a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career. He subsequently co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online bank. It merged with Confinity in 2000 and later that year became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He helped fund Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer, in 2003, and became its CEO and product architect. In 2006, he inspired the creation of SolarCity, a solar energy services company that is now a subsidiary of Tesla, and operates as its chairman. In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence. In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain–computer interfaces, and is its CEO. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company.

In addition to his primary business pursuits, Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.

Musk has stated that the goals of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the risk of human extinction by establishing a human colony on Mars.

„It would be an incredible adventure. And life needs to be more than just solving every day problems. You need to wake up and be excited about the future“

—  Elon Musk

On "eyeing" for Mars, IAC 2016 meeting, presentation on sustainable Mars colonization.

„If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.“

—  Elon Musk

Fast Company, article "Hondas in Space" https://www.fastcompany.com/52065/hondas-space (1 February 2005)

„I believe there’s some explanation for this universe, which you might call God.“

—  Elon Musk

Axios, season 1, episode 4 (25 November 2018)

„Well, I have tried to learn as much as possible from prior attempts.“

—  Elon Musk

Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007)

„I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.“

—  Elon Musk

[50-innovation-quotes-from-spacex-founder-elon-musk, https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/50-innovation-amp;-success-quotes-from-spacex-founder-elon-musk.html?mc_cid=9410b2edd6&mc_eid=6e846ba3e0]

„This is the chance to fulfill a dream.“

—  Elon Musk

Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007)

„Sooner or later, we must expand life beyond our little blue mud ball--or go extinct.“

—  Elon Musk

[Elon Musk, http://www.esquire.com/features/75-most-influential/elon-musk-1008, Esquire, 1 October 2008, 29 November 2012]

„I would like to die on Mars; just not on impact.“

—  Elon Musk

[Vance, Ashley, Elon Musk, the 21st Century Industrialist, http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-13/elon-musk-the-21st-century-industrialist#p5, 14 September 2012, Bloomberg, 13 September 2012]

„We need to figure out how to have the things we love, and not destroy the world.“

—  Elon Musk

[Driving With Elon Musk, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSNXhHTLLIk, 26 March 2012]

„The long term ultimate objective – the holy grail – is we would like to help make life multi-planetary.“

—  Elon Musk

Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007)

„The answer was we thought it could be done.“

—  Elon Musk

Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007)

„In terms of the Internet, it's like humanity acquiring a collective nervous system. Whereas previously we were more like a… collection of cells that communicated by diffusion. With the advent of the Internet, it was suddenly like we got a nervous system. It's a hugely impactful thing.“

—  Elon Musk

[Mann, Adam, Video: Wired’s Interview with SpaceX’s Elon Musk, http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/elon-musk-hangout/, 18 August 2012, Wired, 26 April 2012]

„Everything works in PowerPoint; but if you have the physical item or some demonstration software, that's much more convincing to people than a PowerPoint presentation or a business plan.“

—  Elon Musk

Colonizing Mars The Future Belongs to SpaceX and Elon Musk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUuJKC3miLc (Jan 23, 2015)

„SpaceX's got 5,000 people. I get a lot of attention, but they are really doing the work.“

—  Elon Musk

SpaceX Dragon Headed to the ISS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz60GcmKOvc at NASA Post-Launch News Conference (April 8, 2016)

„Getting to Mars is too big an accomplishment for us to feel proud by just by swinging by. We are a nation of enterprise as well as exploration, and we're not about to go there without making something of it.“

—  Elon Musk

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Conversation: Elon Musk on Wired Science (2007), Foreword to Marc Kaufman's Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission https://books.google.com/books/about/Mars_Up_Close.html?ido6XaCwAAQBAJ&hlen. National Geographic. ISBN 978-1-4262-1278-9.

„The probability of death is quite high on the first [human] mission“

—  Elon Musk

to Mars
"Elon Musk's Plan To Colonize Mars Gives Us The Sci-Fi Future We Crave: Now let's see if he can make it reality." https://www.popsci.com/elon-musks-master-plan-for-colonizing-mars-gives-us-sci-fi-future-we-crave Popular Science magazine. (September 27, 2016)

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