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.
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
Elon Musk was accepted into Queen's University.
15 February 1999
With US$28,000 money borrowed from Musk's father, Musk, his brother Kimbal, and Greg Kouri started online software startup Zip2 in 1995. They set up shop in Palo Alto in a small rented office. For the newspaper publishing sector, the company created and sold an Internet city guide including maps, directions, and yellow pages. Musk claims that he couldn't afford an apartment before the company became popular, so he rented an office, slept on the couch, showered at the YMCA, and shared one computer with his brother.
28 February 1999
Compaq acquires Zip2
Musk received 7% or US$22 million from the sale.
13 March 2000
Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with US$10 million from the sale of Zip2. The company was one of the first federally insured internet banks, with over 200,000 customers in its first months of existence. Musk's investors viewed him as inexperienced, and before the end of the year, he had been replaced by Bill Harris, the CEO of Intuit. To minimize competition, X.com merged with online bank Confinity the following year. Confinity, which was founded by Max Levchin and Peter Thiel, had its own money-transfer service, PayPal, which was more popular than X.com's.
16 May 2000
Marriage Justine Musk
Elon marries Justine 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
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
Musk provided the initial concept, and financial capital for SolarCity, co-founded by his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive
5 March 2010
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,
6 June 2021
Anonymous sends a message to Elon Musk after tweeting down the crypto market.
9 July 2021 at 12:30 AM
While Bitcoin is declining, Elon Musk keeps on tweeting about Dogecoin and pushes the prices up.
14 April 2022
Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter
After becoming shareholder of Twitter, Elon Musk takes a next step and offers to buy 100% of Twitter Inc. The board of Twitter is still deciding whether to accept his offer. The price of Twitter stock grew with 18% after the announcement was made.
24 April 2022
Elon Musk buys Twitter for $43B
Elon Musk receives approval from the shareholders of Twitter to buy the rest of all the shares of Twitter for $43 billon dollars. Elon Musk believes the platform has much more potential and expect to grow the platform in the coming years
27 October 2022
Elon Musk official owner Twitter
After months of rumors and negations with Twitter, on Friday 28th of October Elon Musk official buys Twitter. Elon Musk kept saying that Twitter was not clear in providing data on the amount of bots on the platform. But after several talks with the board he finally received the data. Now that Elon Musk is the owner of Twitter he plans to transform the platform to an X application, meaning it will start adding new features. What does will be is still unclear.