Elon Musk — founder PayPal
The guy who from early childhood knew what he wanted. Nice to meet you, we are talking about Elon musk. This dude is an engineer, entrepreneur, inventor, and much more able to do guy. Which of his projects you know? Well, how about PayPal, for example. By the way, Musk sold it for a tidy sum in 2002. Things like SpaceX, Tesla Motors – of his handiwork. In General, this guy definitely is not lying in the recliner all his life and worked hard and increased its capital.
In his childhood he was like all normal boys, but only till he was 10 years old, at this age it had the first computer. Elon taught himself to work on it. It is to work. And after 2 years he sold his own program Blastar for $ 500. Not bad for a teenager, right?
Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. When he was 9 years old, his parents divorced and Elon left to live with his father. Of course, my dad didn’t have enough time for the education of his son, so he decided to buy a toy that will distract and entertain his child. He probably didn’t even think about the fact that his young son will be able to earn on this thing for money.
Of course, Musk has not ceased to develop at this stage, on the contrary, he continued to work on yourself. He soon left school and moved to Canada to continue training. A few years later, our hero received a bachelor’s degree in physics at a prestigious University. The benefit of money from his father was enough and he could afford to educate their son at a leading University of the country.
When the semester ended Elon began to work on software Zip2. The company developed and produced the online city guide for Newspapers. Musk managed to sign contracts with The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune and persuaded the Board to abandon plans to merge with CitySearch. In 1999, Zip2 was sold and Elon received from the sale of 7% or $ 22 million.
After bargain Elon begins work on the project PayPal. And he’s doing so well, he thoroughly hyped this company and now it can be sold proudly. In October 2002 PayPal was acquired by eBay for $ 1.5 billion, of which $ 165 million was the share Mask. Before selling the company he became the largest shareholder, his ownership was 11.7% of the shares of the company PayPal.
In addition to earnings on your lucrative business Musk not forget to share money with the needy. Mask the head in his own Musk Foundation, which focuses on science education and health of children. He is a Trustee of the X Prize Foundation, which promotes the technologies of renewable energy sources. Musk is a member of the Board of Trustees California Institute of technology. And he does a lot more useful to others.
Musk created the initial concept for SolarCity, after which his co-founders and part-time cousins, Lyndon and Peter helped him with the work on this project. Elon remains the largest shareholder of the company. Currently, SolarCity is the largest provider of solar energy systems in the United States.
The main motivation for the Mask when you create SolarCity is the desire to contribute to the fight against global warming. In 2012, Musk announced that SolarCity and Tesla Motors will cooperate, this means that the car company will use the electric batteries in their cars.
Now Ilona 43, the years go by and he is still in bloom and smells and help him in this new ideas for projects. His brain stops working to generate new plans. Despite the fact that the Mask makes a lot of good for people and the environment, it is little known in the controversial media, and very little know about him, but he is not the bad guy, who from an early age following his dream and that’s why he wants to do.