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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

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by Ashlee Vance

‘Ashlee Vance’s stellar biography captures Musk’s remarkable life story and irrepressible spirit’ – Richard Branson

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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity.

Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it.

He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically.

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002.

Musk was forced out as CEO. So began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars.

Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life…

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Weight 0.3 kg
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