Of all the entrepreneurs in the world, Elon Musk is certainly the most famous and one of the richest. He knew stand out with innovative ideas such as inserting implants in the human brain to multiply its capacities, putting artificial intelligence at the service of humanity, colonizing space and in particular the planet Mars, creating ever faster means of transport or even promoting renewable energies to give respite to fossil fuels.
We can therefore be grateful for all his contributions!
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the world of tech
Although the fields in which it is positioned are very varied, they have one thing in common: innovation.
This company has achieved success by developing online publishing software dedicated to the media. Indeed, in the mid-1990s, the major newspapers being behind in the development of their websites, Zip2 enabled them to create directories and classified ads for the automobile, real estate and entertainment sectors.
After selling Zip2 to Compaq, the maker of computers and computer components, the young entrepreneur launched X.com, a financial services company that later merged with Confinity, the publisher of PayPal. He quickly rose to the top of PayPal and later sold the business to eBay.
It was in 2002 that Elon Musk created Space Exploration Technologies Corporation which is better known as SpaceX. As its name suggests, this company mainly works in space exploration. Its main objective is to colonize the planet Mars and set up tourist trips to get there.
Created in 2004, Tesla Motors simply became Tesla in 2017. It is a car manufacturer specializing in electric vehicles. In 2008, the year the Tesla Roadster was released, Elon Musk became the company’s CEO.
On the sidelines of SpaceX, the American billionaire unveiled the Hyperloop project in 2013. It is a futuristic mode of transport, a kind of supersonic train magnet propelled in a vacuum tube and capable of reaching a speed of 1200 km/h.
In 2015, the serial entrepreneur launched Tesla Energy and its flagship product: the Powerwall. Dedicated to domestic use, these lithium-ion batteries are capable of storing energy from solar panels or the electricity grid. They can store between 7 to 10 kWh.
Also in 2015, Elon Musk founded Open AI, an association of artificial intelligence technology research. To date, she has already successfully implemented several robots and computers with various skills.
Founded in 2016, Neuralink is a startup that aims to create a human-machine interface, more precisely brain-machine. Indeed, she works on the possibilities of optimizing the human being by connecting the biological brain to a machine.
The Boring Company
The Boring Company is a tunnel construction company that the American billionaire founded in 2016. In 2019, it obtained its first contract with the board of directors of the LVCVA (Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority). It will thus be responsible for building a underground transportation system which will facilitate travel around the Las Vegas Expo Center.
Elon Musk, more than a serial entrepreneur
Elon Musk’s goal is to allow the human species to live as long as possible and protect the planet. This is why he wants to send a human colonization to Mars (about 1 million) and develop, thanks to Tesla, a system of electric cars. Its importance can therefore be crucial, especially in the event of nuclear war.
At 45, Elon Musk is now a recognized and respected personality in the world of entrepreneurship. He perfectly embodies the American dream and is a true source of inspiration for young entrepreneurs.
He was able to prove that with ambition, the right ideas and the necessary work, it is possible to succeed. And this, despite financial difficulties and people who do not believe in you.