Elon Musk (born 1971)
Engineer, inventor and businessman who founded the companies PayPal, SpaceX and SolarCity, and CEO of Tesla Motors. Musk became interested in computer programming as a schoolboy in South Africa, then emigrated to study physics and economics at Queen’s University, Ontario and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995, Musk founded the software company Zip 2 with his brother, which was later sold to Compaq. In 1999, he co-founded X.com, later renamed PayPal, which was sold to eBay in 2002. In the same year, Musk founded SpaceX, which manufactures space exploration vehicles. He joined Tesla Motors in 2004, becoming CEO in 2008.
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