Elon Musk: for the future
Elon Musk is one of the biggest names in the industry at the moment. He is, as many people say, one of the busiest men today, running 3 companies, having co-funded one of the most important online services today, Pay Pal, and dealing with 4 children under 4 years old, three of which are triplets. But how does he do it?
According to those that worked with him, Elon Musk can rarely be seen doing only one thing. For example, even when he is talking to his wife on the phone, he is always printing invoices, writing e-mails, downloading files, writing down new ideas and so on. Multitasking is a must in his life. And who can blame him when this type of lifestyle turned him from a normal guy with big ideas into a CEO worth well over $75 million?
Let’s talk a little about what Elon Musk does for a living. First of all, he is the CEO, rocket designer and majority owner of SpaceX, which, if you haven’t heard of it until now, is one of the most famous space travelling agencies in the world located in California, United States of America. He also controls two major projects, one of which focuses on creating electric cars for Tesla Motors, while the other one focuses on solar panels and creating a version that can be commercialized under the name of SolarCity. Not counting the fact that his wife has just given birth to triplets, you can just imagine how busy Elon Musk is.
What differentiates him from other investors and CEOs out there is the fact that he wants and works on creating big things, important things for the human race. For example, how many people do you know that are willing to go head first, not taking into account the risks and send people to Mars? That is one of the things he hopes to achieve. Most companies look away from projects like these because they almost always leave them bankrupt and there are a million things that can go wrong. Not Elon Musk though. He ravishes into huge projects and the one he’s on right on is colonizing space and Mars in particular.
SpaceX only employs around 370 people, but they have managed to create rockets and other space equipment for half the price of the competitors. Despite the fact that until now, they haven’t managed to successfully launch a rocket into space, they are still optimistic. The two rockets they did tests on both crashed, but the team, made up of young engineers with big ideas, constantly learns from these mistakes and improve themselves.
Elon Musk was born in South Africa and after selling a video game he created to a magazine for $500, he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Before his 16th birthday, he applied for passports at the Canadian agency in South Africa and left the country for good. After that, he worked numerous jobs as intern at Microsoft and other big names until eventually, he managed to own not one, not two, but three companies.
Elon Musk is still young, but considering everything he accomplished so far, he will definitely change the future.
Author: Raluca Ivanovici