5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Elon Musk
Elon Musk has been a famous CEO for decades. Yet, how much do you truly know about this South African born star CEO, who is behind the electric car manufacturer Tesla and space exploration firm SpaceX. This man is known for his wild and striking ideas. Ideas like, a human colony on mars helped by affordable space travel, linking our brains to computers and developing micro-satellites to deliver low-cost internet access to the masses, a futuristic transportation system known as the Hyperloop and among others.
At 48 years old, he has a net worth of $94.8billion. Asides being the popular man you all know, here are 5 things you never knew about Elon Musk;
Elon Musk Purchased James Bond’s Submarine Car For Almost $1million
During an auction in London 2013, Musk bought James Bond’s classic Submarine car. The Tesla CEO allegedly paid $968,000 for the Submarine Lotus Esprit included in the 007 iconic movie “The Spy Who Loved Me“. At that time, it was reported that Musk wanted to transform the car into a Submarine. It’s said that the Lotus was lost after its underlying appearance in The Spy Who Loved Me. However, in 1987 was rediscovered wheel-less and enveloped by covers in a capacity compartment at Long Island in New York.
Musk nearly sold out Tesla to Google
Elon Musk almost offered Tesla to Google for $11 billion in 2013. Ashlee Vance, an author of Musk; Tesla, SpaceX and the the quest for a fantastic future reported. Tesla’s future was looking distressing at that point and Musk connected with Google’s fellow benefactor and CEO Larry Page for a handover. Elon Musk suggested that Google purchase Tesla for $6billion and guarantee him he would spend an extra $5billion in factory expansion. He likewise demanded that Page let him run Tesla for 8years. The deal slowed down at the most recent hour for the reason that the Model S sales began to flourish. (PS: Tesla’s worth is assessed to be around $100 billion in 2020).
Elon Made An Appearance On The Simpsons And The Big Bang Theory
Elon Musk made a cameo on The Simpsons in 2015, which is one of the popular TV shows. The charming CEO featured in the scene, named “The Musk Who Fell To Earth” wherein he (voiced by Elon Musk) comes to Springfield in a spacecraft and gets motivation from Homer Simpson. That very year, Elon likewise made a guest appearance in a scene of the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory and played himself in the scene.
Musk Made a Video Game At 12 And Sold It For $500
At 12 years old, Musk composed the computer programming code for a computer game named “Blaster“. It’s a straightforward Sci-fi propelled game, like exemplary space invaders. Elon Musk got $500 when the source code was published by a South African publication PC and Office Technology. This was the first project he ever made and sold out.
Elon Musk Was Robert Downey Jr’s Inspiration for “Stark”
I am sure none of us figured that Robert Downey Jr used Musk as the inspiration for his character Tony Stark in 2008 movie Iron Man. In an article distributed in Time magazine, Iron Man director Jon Favreau conceded that Robert Downey Jr went to Musk to assist him with learning the characteristics of a tech-savvy billionaire. Musk also had an appearance in the movie Iron Man 2.
Elon Musk is one great, futuristic and success driven man who has worked so hard to get to where he is. The striking idealist CEO is probably seated in his office right now thinking of how to change the shape of the earth.
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Written by Catherine Aigbe