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Biography of "Elon musk"

Biography of "Elon musk"

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Biography of "Elon musk"

  1. 1. PREPARED BY : Kundan Parmar Mid Semester Work for CPD (2990001) Topic : “Biography of Elon Musk”
  2. 2. Brief Highlights of Elon Musk
  3. 3. Elon Musk’s Secrets of Success
  4. 4.  Full Name : Elon Reeve Musk  Born : 28 July, 1971  Origin : South African  Wife : Talulah Riley (An Actress)  Residence : Los Angeles, U.S.  Occupation : Entrepreneur, Engineer, Investor  15th Richest Man In Tech. (In 2015) Biography
  5. 5. • Elon Musk was born in 1971 in South Africa. Childhood wasn’t a great time for him—he had a tough family life and never fit in well at school. • Elon was constantly buried in the Encyclopaedia Britannica at the age of four. • At the age of nine he got his hands on his first computer, the Commodore VIC-20 and completed “how to program” guide in just three days. Early Life
  6. 6. • At 12, he used his skills to create a video game called Blastar, “a trivial game.” • Musk never felt much of a connection to South Africa—he didn’t fit in with the jockish, white Afrikaner culture, and it was a nightmare country for a potential entrepreneur. • At the age of 17, he left South Africa forever and started out in Canada, and a few years later, used a college transfer to the University of Pennsylvania as a way into the US. • In college, he thought about what he wanted to do with his life, the answer he came up with was a list of five things: “the internet; sustainable energy; space exploration, in particular the permanent extension of life beyond Earth; artificial intelligence; and reprogramming the human genetic code.”
  7. 7. • After finishing college, he enrolled in a Stanford PhD program to study high energy density capacitors. But two days into the program, he got massive FOMO because it was 1995 and he “couldn’t stand to just watch the internet go by. He wanted to jump in and make it better”. So he dropped out and decided to try the internet instead. • Musk took second Internet startup company—originally called X.com but by then merged with another company known as PayPal that had been sold to eBay for $1.5 billion. This was after his first, Zip2.com, had sold for $305 million in 1999. Fabulously wealthy and barely into his 30s.
  8. 8. Elon Musk’s Secrets of Success
  9. 9. Career  CEO and CTO of SpaceX.  CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors.  Chairman of SolarCity.  He is the founder of SpaceX.  Cofounder of Zip2, PayPal, and Tesla Motors.
  10. 10. • In 1995, he Started Zip2 along with his brother a web software company. • The company developed and marketed an Internet "city guide" for the newspaper publishing industry. • He later on sold the company to Compaq and acquired US$22 million from the sale. • In 1999, Compaq bought Zip2 for $307 million in cash and $34 million in Securities (stock).
  11. 11. • In March 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company. • In March 2000, merges with rival company Cofinity forming PayPal. • Through his tenure as a CEO PayPal become pioneer in online money transaction services. • In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock.
  12. 12.  In 2002, he started one of the most unthinkable and ill-advised ventures of all time: a rocket company called SpaceX.  Its purpose was to revolutionize the cost of space travel in order to make humans a multi-planetary species by colonizing Mars with at least a million people over the next century.  On 24th march 2006, they launched their first rocket called FalconSAT – 2.
  13. 13. Working on Mars Mission First Private Spaceflight Company Dragon First Private Spacecraft to reach Orbit and visit International Space Station Highly Efficient Falcon 9 Development Cost 3x Less Than it Would in NASA More than $5 Billion in Contracts Both Commercial and NASA Missions Grasshopper Prototype First Ever Reusable Rocket: Able to Make Vertical Landings
  14. 14.  Its purpose was to revolutionize the worldwide car industry by significantly accelerating the advent of a mostly-electric-car world—in order to bring humanity on a huge leap toward a sustainable energy future.  In 2004, as that “project” was just getting going, Musk decided to multi-task by launching the second-most unthinkable and ill-advised venture of all time: an electric car company called Tesla.
  15. 15.  In 2007, they had yet to deliver their first car—the Tesla Roadster—to the market, which didn’t look good to the outside world.  This would have been more okay if the global economy hadn’t suddenly crashed, hitting the automotive industry the absolute hardest.
  16. 16.  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.  The mechanism for releasing the concept was an alpha-design document that, in addition to scoping out the technology, outlined a notional route where such a transport system might be built: between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area.  In June 2015, Musk announced a design competition for students and others to build Hyperloop pods to operate on a SpaceX-sponsored mile- long track in a 2015–2017 Hyperloop pod competition. The track was used in January 2017, and Musk also started building a tunnel
  17. 17.  In August 2006, Musk became the first Investor in SolarCity, his Cousins Company Peter and Lyndon Rive.  In March 2016, SpaceX bought $90 million of SolarCity stocks.  On 1 August 2016, Tesla Motors takeover SolarCity in $2.6 billion.
  18. 18. Elon Musk’s Secrets of Success
  19. 19. Leadership...  The Blessing And Curse Of An Opinionated Leader  Dolly Singh, former HR head at SpaceX: "The thing that makes Elon Elon, is his ability to make people believe in his vision."  Jim Cantrell, SpaceX’s first engineer, adds, "The guy is pure ambition. He's three or four steps ahead … Most of us can’t conceive these things working; he can’t conceive it failing. Period." This is the hallmark of an opinionated leader.
  20. 20.  First HYPERLOOP trains Starts running in 2020. • Top Speed : 1250 km/h • Estimated Cost : $7 Billion  Mars Colonisation by 2030. • A Colony of 80,000 People • Individual Cost : $0.5 Million • Hopes to Send humans to Mars Surface within 10-20 years. .  Propagation of Open-Source Technology • Tesla Patents Recently Released To Public. Future Plans...
  21. 21.  In 2012, Musk was awarded with the “Royal Aeronautical Society’s” highest Award : GOLD MEDAL  In 2015, He was Awarded IEEE Honorary membership.  In December 2016, Musk was ranked 21st on Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People.  In March 2017, Musk was listed by UK based company Richtopia at number 3 in the list of 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs.
  22. 22. Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People of the World
  23. 23. Book written on Elon Musk by AshleeVance
  24. 24. Elon Musk’s Cameo In Iron Man 2 Iron Man Technology by Elon Musk Elon Musk – The Real life “Tony Stark”

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