21 Super-Awesome Elon Musk Photos Showing His Entrepreneurial Journey to Building Billion-Dollar Empires

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Elon Musk's fortune continues along a sky-high trajectory thanks to the soaring stock of Tesla Motors, the luxury electric car maker he founded right after successful entrepreneurial endeavors with PayPal and Zip2. The South African-born Musk wants to take over a million people to Mars and dabs in renewable energy through his venture with Solar City which seeks to provide solar energy to American homes. There is no stopping him just yet, he has a proposal to create a high-speed transportation system which will re markedly reduce transportation time and cement his stature as the living real life depiction of Marvel's superhero Tony Stark and has been immortalized in the screenplay Iron Man 2 in which he also made a cameo. 

 The Early Years

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Elon Musk as a child

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Elon and  his mother  who is a model and a nutritionist

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Elon and his brothers growing up

Young Elon Musk with his siblings

Elon Musk hanging out with friends, he is described as being too studious and staying away from everyone's way in school spending most of his time in libraries

Middle Life and School

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Musk was also interested in computers and by the age of 12, he had written the code for his own video game, a space game called Blastar, which was the first product he ever sold

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Elon Musk pictured with his brother

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Right after he and his brother sought out to lease a building for their video game business which failed because they lacked parental consent.


Moving to Canada The USA

Elon Musk Early life as a teenager moved from south africa to canada
He emigrated to Canada in June 1989 at age 17 to attend. He left Canada in 1992 after getting a scholarship to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania."It is where great things are possible" he says on moving to USA

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Him during his  undergraduate years in economics and stayed on another year to finish a second bachelor's degree in physics

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 Elon and his campus girlfriend who would become his first wife

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In 1995, Elon Musk headed to Stanford University in California to pursue a PhD in energy physics. However, he only attended the school for two days before dropping out to start his first company, Zip2 Corporation, which provided online content-publishing software for news organizations.He is seen here preparing a meal in school

Creation of PayPal

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A young Elon during PayPal's formative years

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In 2000, X.com bought a company called Confinity, which had started an Internet money-transfer process called PayPal. Elon Musk renamed X.com/Confinity Paypal and dropped the company's online banking focus to concentrate on becoming a global payment transfer provider.

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In February 2001, X.com changed its legal name to PayPal. In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock. Before its sale, Musk, the company's largest shareholder, got a good chunk of that money.

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Celebrating the success of Paypal's acquisition with close friends

Success and Family

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In 2002, Musk founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, with the goal of building spacecraft for commercial space travel. SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles with a focus on advancing the state of rocket technology.

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In addition to trying to compete in the Space Race, with the NSA and countries like Russia and China, Elon Musk has conquered the electric car market by giving the world the first fully-function and viable electric car.

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Elon Musk during his wedding in 2010

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Elon and his family

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He is the only man worth being an inspiration for a superhero. Ironman's Tony Stark is modelled after elon Musk.

Elon's Next Conquest - The Red Planet

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And who says that earth should be enough for an ambitious billionaire? Elon Musk's next project involves interplanetary conquests, starting with Mars. And although it might seem like the stuff of  comic books and science fiction, by now, people have learnt never to bet against Elon. And neither should you.

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