Elon Musk's Biography

1971 Elon Musk is born in Pretoria, South Africa.

His father was a South African engineer, and his mother was a Canadian model and nutritionist.

1981 Buys first computer at age 10.

1983 Creates and sells his first commercial software game, Blastar.

1999 Develops an online payment system called X.com.

2000 Merges X.com with PayPal's parent company, Cofinity.

2002 PayPal acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion.

2002 Establishes SpaceX in a former airplane hangar near LAX.

2003 Begins designing the all-electric Tesla Roadster.

2008 SpaceX delivers its first satellite into space.

2010 Tesla Motors begins trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

2022 Purchases social-media company Twitter Inc for $44 billion.

Elon Musk’s net worth was estimated at $234 billion as of last 2023, making him the wealthiest person on the planet.

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