born June 28, 1971(age 51), is a businessman and investor. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; angel investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla INC founder of The Boring Company, and co-founder of Neuralink and Open AI.
Musk was born in Pretoria South Africa, where he grew up. before moving to Canada at age 17, acquiring citizenship through his Canadian-born mother. and decided instead to pursue a business career, co-founding the web software company Zip2with his brother Kimbal.
The startup was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. The same year, Musk co-founded online bank X.com which merged with Confinity in 2000 to for PayPal. eBay bought PayPal in 2002, for $1.5 billion.
In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport services company, of which he serves as CEO and Chief Engineer.
In 2004, he was an early investor in electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.). He became its chairman and product architect, eventually assuming the position of CEO in 2008.
In 2006, he helped create SolarCity solar energy company that was later acquired by Tesla and became. In Tesla Energy 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company promoting friendly Artificial Intelligence (AI).
In 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interface and founded The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company.
Musk has proposed a hyperloop high-speed vactrain transportation system and is the president of the Musk Foundation, which donates to scientific research and education.
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