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Elon Musk

Timeline of Elon Musk. Overview of his life and career. Elon Musk is born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-born, Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor, and investor.

27 June 1971

Born 🇿🇦

Born on 28th June 1971 in South Africa. Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born, Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor.

He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company focused on tunnels specialized for electric vehicles. 

11 January 1991

Blastar video game 🎮

Blastar was a game written by Elon Musk in 1984 (at the age of 12). The source code was published in a magazine and he received $500 for it. 

You can play a replica of the Blastar video game here: https://blastar-1984.appspot.com/

15 August 1995

University of Pennsylvania

In 1995 Elon Musk received his Bachelor in Physics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

4 September 1995

Moved to California

In 1995 Elon Musk moved to California and applied for physics at Stanford University. However, he left the program after two days.

31 October 1995

Queen University

Elon Musk was accepted into Queen's University.

15 February 1999


Started Zip2, a web software company, with US$28,000 of their father's (Errol Musk) money.

28 February 1999

Compaq acquires Zip2

Musk received 7% or US$22 million from the sale.

13 March 2000

Co-founded X.com

Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with US$10 million from the sale of Zip2.

16 May 2000

Marriage Justin Musk

Elon marries Justin in 2000 but separated in 2008, after having six sons.

1 October 2000

eBay buys PayPal

PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock, of which US$165 million was given to Musk.

2 June 2002

Space X

With US$100 million of his early fortune, Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies

9 February 2004

Investment Tesla Motors

Musk led the Series A round of investment in February 2004, joining Tesla's Board of Directors as its Chairman.

9 February 2006

Solar City

Musk provided the initial concept, and financial capital for SolarCity, co-founded by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive

5 March 2010

Falcon 9

Musk and President Barack Obama at the Falcon 9 launch site in 2010

11 June 2012

Tesla Model S

Tesla began delivery of its four-door Model S

11 August 2013


Musk unveiled a proposal for a new form of transportation between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area,

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