Elon Musk has just turned 50 on June 28, 2021 and although the Tesla CEO is very well known in the public's eye as of the moment for Tesla, SpaceX, and even Bitcoin and Doge, not a lot of people know the story behind this eccentric billionaire before 2020 (when everyone knew him). Check out how the young Elon Musk excelled at a very early age, according to Popular Times.
Elon Musk Timeline of Accomplishments
June 28, 1971
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa.
Elon Musk's parents divorced.
Elon Musk started becoming interested in computing with the Commodore VIC-20 and even taught himself computer programming.
By age 12, Elon Musk sold his first ever game "Blastar" to a magazine that was called PC and Office Technology for $500.
Elon Musk, age 17, had to move to Canada in order to attend Queen's University. He planned to go to the United States and it was easier coming from Canada.
Elon Musk studied Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania graduating with an undergraduate degree in economics and was able to stay for a second bachelor's degree in studying physics.
Elon Musk started an internet city guide web software company Zip2 with his brother Kimbal.
Zip2 was sold to Compaq for $307 million USD.
Elon Musk cofounded X.com with $10 million coming from the sale of Zip2
X.com merged with Confinity in order to form PayPal. Elon Musk married his first wife Justine Wilson whom he met at Ontario's Queen's University.
Elon Musk lost his infant son Nevada Alexander Musk at 10 weeks old.
Elon Musk got fired as CEO of PayPal over his desire for PayPal's Unix-based infrastructure to be moved to Microsoft Windows.
Elon Musk started conceptualizing the Mars Oasis in an attempt to raise public interest in space exploration.
Elon Musk travelled to Moscow, Russia to buy refurbished Dnepr Intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs which could send potential payloads into space. Elon Musk, however, went back to the United States empty-handed.
Elon Musk decided to build affordable rockets by starting a company.
Elon Musk founded SpaceX with $100 million USD of his own project becoming CEO and CTO.
eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion USD. Elon Musk got $165 million.
Tesla had become incorporated.
Elon Musk's wife gave birth to two sons, twins, through in vitro fertilization.
Elon Musk joined Tesla's board of directors as Chairman leading the Series A round of investment.
Elon Musk's wife gave birth to three sons through in vitro fertilizations. Triplets
Elon Musk provided the financial capital and concept for SolarCity which were founded by his cousins Pete Rive and Lyndon.
SpaceX started to get various contracts from NASA to send cargo and astronauts to the ISS.
Elon Musk became CEO and product architect of Tesla.
Musk and wife Justine got divorced.
Elon Musk married English actress Talulah Riley.
The Musk Foundation with Solar City donated a 25-kW solar power system to the official South Bay Community Alliance's hurricane response center in Coden, Alabama.
Elon Musk announced plans to send humans to Mars in 10-20 years.
The Musk Foundation donated $250,000 to a solar power project in Soma, Japan, after a tsunami.
SolarCity and Tesla collaboration for better electric vehicle batteries.
May 25, 2012
SpaceX Dragon docked on the ISS.
SolarCity became the world's second largest solar power provider.
August 12, 2013
Elon Musk revealed his concept for hush-speed transportation through reduced-pressure tubes.
Elon Musk announced open-sourcing Tesla technology allowing anyone to use them.
June 17, 2014
SolarCity advanced production facility to be built in Buffalo, New York. Completed in 2017.
Made a The Simpsons cameo in an episode titled "The Musk Who Fell to Earth."
Held Hyperloop design competition.
Made a cameo in The Big Bang Theory.
Elon Musk announced the creation of OpenAI.
Elon Musk started dating Amber Heard (aquaman)
SolarCity was acquired by Tesla.
Neuralink was co-founded by Musk.
Musk owned 54% of SpaceX stocks giving him 78% voting shares.
Elon Musk revealed plans of colonizing Mars.
May 12, 2017
The Hyperloop test run began in Nevada.
Elon Musk left OpenAI to avoid possible conflicts as Tesla CEO
May 7, 2018
Musk started dating Canadian musician Grimes, according to Cosmopolitan.
Built a small rescue pod to help the Tham Luang cave rescue. The submarine, however, was unused.
Charged by SEC for tweet about taking Tesla private costing him and the company $20 million.
The Musk Foundation donated over $480,000 to help install water fountains with filtration systems at all Flint, Michigan schools.
Filed for an "intent to use" TM application for Teslaquila.
Elon Musk went to China for the groundbreaking of the new Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai.
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Written by Urian B.