Elon Musk's Career and Ventures
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Elon Musk's Career and Ventures

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In 1995, Musk moved to ______ and founded Zip2.


In 2006, he helped create ______, a solar energy company.


He has an estimated net worth of around ______ as of December 23, 2022.

$139 billion

Study Notes

  • Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa.
  • He attended the University of Pretoria, but transferred to the University of Pennsylvania in the United States and received a bachelor's degree in economics and physics.
  • He moved to California in 1995 and founded Zip2, a city guide software company, with his brother Kimbal.
  • In 1999, PayPal was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion and Musk became its chairman and product architect.
  • In 2006, he helped create SolarCity, a solar energy company, and became its chairman and CEO in 2008.
  • In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company.
  • In 2018, the SEC sued Musk for falsely tweeting that he had secured funding for a private takeover of Tesla.
  • He stepped down as chairman of Tesla and paid a $20 million fine as part of a settlement agreement with the SEC.

Musk is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer of SpaceX; angel investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation. He has an estimated net worth of around $139 billion as of December 23, 2022.

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