Elon Musk was born on the 28th of June of 1972 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is known for being one of the founders of Paypal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, OpenAL, and Hyperloop, among other companies. The entrepreneur and inventor appear in the list of the richest in the world, occupying position number 56, in 2017, with 17.4 billion dollars.
He spent his childhood in South Africa with his parents, an engineer from South Africa and a nutritionist from Canada. At age 10, with his first computer, a Commodore VIC-20, he began to learn to program on his own.
In 1989, while in Canada, Elon Musk found a chance to study thanks to his maternal relatives, who came from North America. By 1992, Elon Musk counted on a scholarship in the University of Pennsylvania. The young entrepreneur began his studies in Business Administration, in parallel he began his career in Physics.
He was fortunate to have the support of one of his teachers, who turned out to be the executive director of Los Gatos, a company located in the southern part of San Francisco Bay, California. The experience gained on ultracapacitors in that company, and then in Pinnacle Research, along with the inspiration it had for inventors such as Nikola Tesla, made him define the fields in which he would focus on the future: renewable energy, the Internet, and outer space.
He founded X.com and security made the project a very profitable idea, as well as merging, in 2000, with Confinity; a company that provided a similar service, but only between Palm Pilot devices. In 2001 X.com decided to change its name to Paypal. inc a well-known company that provides the service to make online payments internationally. The sale of Paypal gave way to the creation, by its former members, of companies such as LinkedIn and YouTube.
The next Elon Musk project was called Tesla Motors, the company that created the first functional electric car. The main investment in Tesla was solar energy. The idea was born in 2003 in the company AC Propulsion, which had a prototype electric car. Musk wanted to help design a sports car with the same base of AC Propulsion.
Another of Musk’s three projects involves SpaceX. Thinking of establishing a colony on Mars, he began, in 2002, to investigate how to send a rocket to Mars. His initial idea was to obtain reusable rockets to carry out the two trips for reconnaissance missions. For that year, Space Exploration Technologies was founded, focused on launching rockets and reducing fuel costs and materials for launch with increases in viability. In 2008, an agreement was made between NASA for twelve rocket flights. Currently, SpaceX is responsible for the development of Falcon rockets, which use liquid fuel.
Such a successful person definitely inspires a lot, so there must be some quotes through which he had inspired a lot of people. Let’s read some 51 quotes of
51 Quotes of Elon Musk
Elon Musk On Success
When something is important, you do it even if odds are not in your favour
No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or incompletely incapacited.
The first step is to establish that something is possible, then probability occur.
Failure is a good option. If you are failing, you are probably not trying hard.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it’s going to be bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.
As a child, I hated to be alone. As an adult, I don’t want to be alone. It makes one really miserable.
People should pursue what they are passionate about.
You must be willing to loose it all, but be willing to keep going into the future.
You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.
There have to be the reasons to wake up in the morning and you want to live.
Elon Musk on Management.
I’ve actually not read any book on time management.
I tried hard not to be the CEO of Tesla, but I had to or it would die.
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.
Don’t tell me what you like but tell me what you don’t like.
I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
It’s ok to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control of what happens to the basket.
Elon Musk on Talents
I think it’s possible for the ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
People work better when they know what the goal is and why.
I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.
Don’t confuse schooling with education.
Elon Musk on Innovations
I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.
We just a need to catch an extremely tiny amount of it.
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.
Elon Musk on creation and creativity.
I don’t believe in process.
Did Shakespeare go to college. Probably not.
I think if you are going to choose a place to die, then Mars is not a bad place to die.
Elon Musk on Entrepreneur.
If you are trying to create a company then its like baking a cake.
I think there are too many MBA’s running a company.
Elon Musk on Future.
The future will be weird.
Your WILL is the most accurate way to predict the future.