Do you know the prototype of Tony Stark in Ironman? He is the talent of Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla in Silicon Valley. In fact, many people now believe that he will do great changes in vehicle are like what Jobs do in the smart phone and market.
Musk was born at South Africa and immigrated to America at 18. He expressed his talent when he was 12, only 2 years after his first contact with computer, when he sold a small game in $500 that named Blastar. Just like Tony Stark, Musk play both well in the role transferring of technology and fashion.
It is hard to imagine that he is also a workaholic that working over 100 hours a week. Every new car of Tesla will have to reprocessed if the details don’t meet his need, even if the several mm line in the seat.
Compared with Jobs, Musk is bolder: his expectation is not only saving the earth environment by car, but also immigrant to the space. He said that he want to be retired on Mars.
Stop schooling seems to be a tag of technology genius: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerber, and of course Musk. All of them choose to leave school in the college. In the year of 1995, after quit Stanford, Musk developed a online publishing software that called Zip 2. Four years later, it sold at the price of 0.3billion dollars to Compaq.
In this young period, Musk believed that, Internet, new energy, and space exploring are the three area that influence on the future of human. After get profit on Internet, Musk moved his eyes to the other two. He dived his money into three parts: 20 million dollars to build SolarCity; 60 million to Tesla, 100 million to Space X. However, the developing of rocket almost let him bankrupt.
After all, he insisted on it and now gets out of the trouble: both Tesla and SolarCity are listed in 2010 and 2012 while SpaceX launched the first rocket in 2010. The two listed market of Musk is over 2 billion now. However, another point attracts me more: after connected with ISS, capsule of SpaceX successfully return to earth. You should know that only three countries in the world can achieve it.
Now, the three companies of him will no doubt redefine the world in the way of Musk. The public just need to wait.