The hero we need but don't deserve. The real life Tony Stark. The greatest entrepreneur in the history of mankind! The most important man on the planet, imo.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you-
Born on June 28, 1971, Elon is an engineer, industrial designer, technology entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
He is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI.
One man handling so many companies, Woah!
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st 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.
As of May 2020, he has a net worth of $39.4 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 23rd-richest person in the world. He is the longest-tenured CEO of any automotive manufacturer globally
Quiet a list of accomplishments, eh?
Now, let’s see what makes Elon musk, Elon musk!
It would be an understatement to say that Elon is a genius. He’s not just a genius, he is extraordinary, he is a f*ckin Alien!
Right from the early age, everything he has done is just straight genius!
At the age of 10, he developed an interest in coding and taught himself computer programming, and by the age of 12, he created a video game called Blastar.
He launched his first company, Zip2, along with his brother Kimbal and sold it for $307 million to Compaq in 1999.
Later, he co-founded PayPal, which Ebay bought for $1.5 billion in 2002.
And ever since, Elon has co-founded one successful company after another!
His latest venture Neuralink is going to change the way humans interact!
On JRE podcast, Elon discussed things like curing physical impairments, Alzheimer, paralysis with Neuralink, with the best case possibility being – Humans interacting with one another without even having to speak, holy shit!!!
This guy is single-handedly changing the whole planet!
Balls of steel
This guy has the guts to go against the tide every time!
With Tesla, he went against the automotive industry!
When every car manufacturer was building gasoline cars, Elon saw the future and bet his money on EV and this was in the mid-2000s, wtf!
In other words, When the world was drunk on petrol and diesel, Elon had the intellect to visualize the future in EV and the guts to pursue it, this combination is very rare!
Take a look at Tesla’s stock price over the years!
From $19 -> $830, what a journey!
Do you know? The new Tesla Roadster is the fastest car in the world and the best part is that its base price is $250,000, just $250,000.
More importantly, do you know how much Bugatti Chiron’s base model costs- $2,990,000, more than 10 times.
RIP all the race car brands, because Tesla literally makes all the other car manufacturers look like fools!
Firstly, they are producing gasoline cars which lost to EV in every department other than speed and now, Tesla even beat them at their game, smh!
Along with changing what you drive, he is also working on changing where you drive with The Boring Company, he thinks the real future is not flying cars, its underground tunnel cars.
With SpaceX, he disrupted the Aerospace industry!
What space research organizations like NASA and ISRO couldn’t do, a private company- SpaceX did!
The first reusable rocket, reusable rocket, who would have thought that?
However, Elon did not achieve success with SpaceX on the first try, The first 3 attempts went south and he only had the money for one more but he believed in his idea and he believed in SpaceX and the fourth launch did succeed and now SpaceX is making rockets for NASA!
Started from the bottom now we here baby!
And soon, Elon and SpaceX will take us to Mars, mark my words!
We’ll be a multi-planetary species! OCCUPY MARS!
But, Elon has had his fair share of criticism and doubters!
And, he has been close to failing multiple times!
For instance, there even came a time when Tesla and SpaceX both came close to bankruptcy, and Elon had to decide whether to put his remaining money on one of the companies and let another die or split the money into both and have the risk of losing both!
But, as I said, Elon is one gutsy guy, he split the money into both and it played out well!
Elon musk is the greatest marketer of all time!
You know why? Because he never markets his products.
His product is so good that it sells itself!
All his companies spend 0$ on marketing, crazy, right?
Elon Musk is the master of the 0$ marketing strategy because everything he does is so unique that it gets marketed freely, people want to talk about him and his companies, he is a brand himself.
From weird baby name to launching a Tesla in space!
From weird dance in China to smoking pot on JRE, Elon is always in the limelight.
Hard work at its peak
Do you know how many hours a week Elon works? 80-100!
Elon is among the most hardworking people on the planet and that is why he is Elon musk!
He does not work hard because he is Elon Musk, he is Elon musk because he works so hard!
He has all the money in the world, he could take retirement any time he wants to and just chill!
But no he won’t do that, instead, he works his ass off to make this world a better place!
This is a unique quality that is common among every top-level entrepreneur, they never settle!
And this is a great lesson to learn that – if your plan is to get rich and then retire, high chances are that you might never get rich and successful!
PS: He is also quite funny! Check out these videos!
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