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Elon Musk, the futuristic innovator

Tesla's CEO -  also CEO and CTO of Space X, made his first fortune cofounding PayPal. The ambitious entrepreneur, who made Tesla's patents accessible to all in 2014, recently published his biography. Portrait.

Tesla's CEO - also CEO and CTO of Space X, made his first fortune cofounding PayPal. The ambitious entrepreneur, who made Tesla's patents accessible to all in 2014, recently published his biography. Portrait.


When asked about his projects, he explains “There were three important sectors capable of changing the future of humanity: the internet, renewable energies, and space.” And so did the South African-born entrepreneur move forth into these frontiers.

Founded in 2002, Space X is an aerospace development company which Musk describes as, “aiming to advance rocket technology”. In January 2015 Space X joined forces with the NASA to resupply the International Space Station, and raised $1 billion from new investors including Fidelity and Google.

Also behind Tesla Motors, founded in 2003, Musk is the product architect of all-electric Tesla Roadster, Model S and Model X. Like their namesake, Tesla is often cited as one of the most disruptive and ambitious energy companies. Musk, 43, advocates, “we need to have sustainable energy,” and he believes electric vehicles will play a pivotal role.

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