He co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. The revised BFR design was to use seven identically-sized Raptor engines in the second stage; the same engine model as would be used on the first stage. Neuralink: Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s brainy new venture By Tyler Lacoma November 7, 2017 Elon Musk has no shortage of ambitious, inspiring, and downright crazy ideas. to the Moon", "SpaceX has signed a private passenger for the first BFR launch around the Moon", "Goodbye, BFR ... hello, Starship: Elon Musk gives a classic name to his Mars spaceship", "After two scrubs, Elon Musk says he will visit SpaceX launch sites in Florida", "SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon in Florida: Live updates", "Launch America - a partnership between NASA and private space companies – will help open the space above Earth to people besides government astronauts", "Space Exploration Technologies Corporation Press Release", "Elon Musk: I'll Put a Man on Mars in 10 Years", "Elon Musk: Electric Cars and a City on Mars", "Elon Musk provides new details on his 'mind blowing' mission to Mars", "Elon Musk's Plan: Get Humans to Mars, and Beyond", "Tesla Motors Inc. – Company Information", "The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me) No.  Musk stated in June 2016 that the first unmanned flight of the larger Interplanetary Spaceship was aimed for departure to the red planet in 2022, to be followed by the first manned ITS Mars flight departing in 2024.  He attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and Bryanston High School before graduating from Pretoria Boys High School. One example given is New York state, which is spending $750 million to build a solar panel factory in Buffalo which will be leased to SolarCity for $1 a year. Musk further stated that political contributions are a requirement in order to have a voice in the United States government. Here are some of my favourites for posterity—please enjoy & share! On December 6 the jury found in favor of Musk and ruled he was not liable; Musk commented: "My faith in humanity is restored. As anybody who watched that podcast could tell, I have no idea how to smoke pot. Musk described the creation of AI as "summoning the demon".  Regarding his cooperation with Trump, Musk has subsequently commented: "The more voices of reason that the President hears, the better.  Before its sale, Musk, who was the company's largest shareholder, owned 11.7% of PayPal's shares. Play the video game Elon Musk created at age 12.  In Ashlee Vance's biography, Musk stated that he wants to establish a Mars colony by 2040, with a population of 80,000 humans.  The alpha design for the system was published in a whitepaper posted to the Tesla and SpaceX blogs.  Also that year, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People, and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. And so that's why people like individualized transport, that goes where you want, when you want.  Arriving in Canada in June 1989, Musk failed to locate his great-uncle in Montreal and instead stayed at a youth hostel.  Yonah Freemark, an urbanist and journalist specializing in planning and transportation, summarized Musk's views on public transport as "It's terrible. , In July 2020, Musk tweeted "Pronouns suck" to significant backlash on Twitter, including from Musk's partner Grimes, who responded that she "cannot support hate" in a since-deleted tweet. " Musk also announced that Tesla would be moving headquarters to Texas or Nevada and that Tesla had filed a lawsuit against Alameda County challenging its "shutdown" of the Fremont factory; the suit was subsequently withdrawn. The coronavirus is accelerating a significant tech exodus out of California, with Oracle (ORCL) announcing Friday that it has moved its headquarters from Redwood City to Austin, Texas. The Human Rights Campaign, which had previously given Tesla the number one ranking on its Corporate Equality Index, criticized his tweets and called for him to apologize.  The group returned to the United States empty-handed. , Tesla Motors first built an electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster, in 2008, with sales of about 2,500 vehicles to 31 countries, which was the first serial production all-electric car to use lithium-ion battery cells. ", Jarrett Walker, a public transport expert, said that "Musk's hatred of sharing space with strangers is a luxury (or pathology) that only the rich can afford", referring to the theory that planning a city around the preferences of a minority yields an outcome that usually does not work for the majority. Class-A office space in Miami averages $48.90 per SF, which compares favorably to $92.94 in New York City and $96.73 in San Francisco, according to JLL Research quoted by the DDA.  In September 2016, Musk revealed details of his architecture to explore and colonize Mars.  He has also contributed interviews to the documentaries Racing Extinction (2015) and the Werner Herzog-directed Lo and Behold (2016).. Musk asserted on Twitter that the device would have worked and referred to Unsworth as "pedo guy", causing backlash against Musk. " The following day, a letter from L. Lin Wood, the rescuer's attorney, dated August 6, emerged, showing that he had been making preparations for a libel lawsuit.  Starting in 2017 boosters were reflown on further missions, with booster reuse becoming more common than new boosters from 2018 on. , In 2014, Musk announced that Tesla would allow its technology patents to be used by anyone in good faith in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up the development of electric cars. , Musk is chairman of the Musk Foundation, which states its purpose is to provide solar-power energy systems in disaster areas as well as other goals.  He stayed there for a year, working odd jobs at a farm and lumber-mill.  On January 30, 2020, Musk released an EDM track, "Don't Doubt Ur Vibe", featuring his own lyrics and vocals. , On February 6, 2018, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in operation and the rocket with the fifth-highest thrust ever built (after N1, Saturn V, Energia and the Space Shuttle). For Mac users. As usual, Twitter responded in spades. In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain–computer interfaces. This drew more confusion, as Æ is not a letter in the modern English alphabet. And this goes on all the time in Silicon Valley. , Musk is also a trustee of the X Prize Foundation. , By making AI available to everyone, OpenAI wants to "counteract large corporations who may gain too much power by owning super-intelligence systems devoted to profits, as well as governments which may use AI to gain power and even oppress their citizenry.  By 2013, SolarCity was the second largest provider of solar power systems in the United States. The entire launch stack has also been called Starship since September 2019. Musk is known for being outspoken on social media, a habit that has gotten him in trouble more than once. Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈiːlɒn/ EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer. , After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk lived mostly with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria, a choice he made two years after the divorce and subsequently regretted.  In a series of December 2020 tweets, Musk again mocked the use of pronouns. (2016), and Men in Black: International (2019). , His comment sparked widespread criticism from both public and transit experts. ", "Tesla has named two new board members – here's the full list of company directors", "Elon Musk recounts Tesla's history at 2016 shareholders meeting", "Industry Shift: With Four Departures This Year, Who Is The Longest-Tenured Automotive CEO? Court documents unsealed in 2019 have confirmed that Musk was also aware of the company's liquidity issues. , Two days later, Musk issued an apology for his remarks. And there's like a bunch of random strangers, one of who might be a serial killer, OK, great. Musk was able to bring in both Daimler and Toyota as long-term investors in Tesla. Elon University is a mid-sized private university in North Carolina that is nationally recognized as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning.  As of 2019[update], approximately 30,000 children in all 12 area schools have free, safe drinking water from the water filtration systems. If that is a Luddite perspective, then so be it. They share custody of all five sons. Julian Satterthwaite reports. , Elon Musk was one of 113 foreigners recognized for the rescue by the King of Thailand in March 2019 with various awards, with Musk receiving an Order of the Direkgunabhorn. " Discussions with regulatory bodies began in January 2017. B. Straubel, were inspired by the earlier AC Propulsion tzero electric roadster prototype. In February 2002, the group returned to Russia to look for three ICBMs.  Fortune wondered if the cannabis use could have ramifications for SpaceX contracts with the United States Air Force, though a USAF spokesperson told The Verge that there was no investigation and that the Air Force was still processing the situation. In December 2014, Musk filed for a second divorce from Riley; however, the action was withdrawn. , In 1995, Musk, his brother Kimbal, and Greg Kouri founded web software company Zip2 with money raised from a small group of angel investors. This had not previously been disclosed to shareholders.  In 2012, he signed The Giving Pledge, promising to give at least half of his fortune to charity. The company is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook refused to take a meeting years ago to discuss acquiring Tesla Inc., Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Elon Musk is officially the richest person in the world after his wealth surpassed that of Jeff Bezos.. An increase in Tesla's share price on Thursday, January 7, pushed Musk past Jeff Bezos.  Ultimately, Musk agreed to donate $1 million toward the project and additionally pledged to build a Tesla Supercharger in the museum car park. , Musk, a longtime opponent of short-selling, has repeatedly criticized the practice and argued it should be illegal. In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence. , In March 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with $10 million from the sale of Zip2. , On August 12, 2013, Musk unveiled a concept for a high-speed transportation system incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. , In June 2014, Musk committed to building a SolarCity advanced production facility in Buffalo, New York, that would triple the size of the largest solar plant in the United States.  He has engaged with short-selling critics via social media and used Tesla merchandise as a means of mocking those who short the Tesla stock. , Anticipating that the global lithium-ion battery supply was insufficient for their planned electric car output, a lithium-ion battery factory that would more than double existing global output was planned. Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ ˈ iː l ɒ n / EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer.  Following the financial crisis in 2008 and after a series of escalating conflicts in 2007, Eberhard was ousted from the firm. Elon Musk has been sharing his own personal review of Cyberpunk 2077 over the last couple of days - and he’s been trolling the creators and developers ever since. ", Before the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Musk criticized candidate Trump by saying: "I feel a bit stronger that he is probably not the right guy. I'm registered independent [and] politically moderate. Microsoft has invested in General Motors' driverless car company Cruise, joining a $2bn (£1.5bn) funding round that marks its biggest foray yet into the sector. [...] It's a pain in the ass. , Working towards its goal of reusable rockets, in December 2015, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back near the launch pad, the first time this had been achieved by an orbital rocket.  Before the company became successful, Musk says he could not afford an apartment, instead sleeping on the office couch and showering at the YMCA. To Rogan's inquiry on how often he smoked cannabis, Musk replied: "Almost never. * denotes unflown vehicles or engines, and future missions or sites. 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In 2004, he contributed $2,000 to President George W. Bush's reelection campaign, maxing out (over $100,000) to Barack Obama's reelection campaign and donated $5,000 to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who represents Florida, a state critical to the space industry. " Following Donald Trump's inauguration, Musk expressed approval of Trump's choice of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and accepted an invitation to participate in two councils advising President Trump. During a 2014 interview at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, Musk described AI as humanity's largest existential threat, further stating, "I'm increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don't do something very foolish."  He has described himself as a "socialist", but "not the kind that shifts resources from most productive to least productive, pretending to do good, while actually causing harm"—arguing instead, "true socialism seeks greatest good for all.  In 2016, when asked whether he thinks humans live in a computer simulation, perhaps controlled by a vast AI, Musk stated that "the odds that we're in 'base reality' is one in billions. This allowed Musk to avoid mandatory service in the South African military. 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