Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Heroes: Elon Musk

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Most of you probably don’t know who the heck is Elon Musk. He’s a billionaire who started a bunch of companies you may have already heard of though, companies like PayPal, sold for $1.5 bil to eBay, SpaceX, which received a $1.6 bil contract from NASA and Tesla Motors.
His current net worth is estimated to be somewhere near $328 mil but Elon Musk is not the type of super smart nerd who became billionaire and has a dull life like Bill Gates for example. What his companies do will probably amaze you: SpaceX, where he’s the CEO and CTO, develops and manufactures space launch vehicles.
On the other side, Tesla Motors where he’s the CEO is the electric car company with the zero-emissions car that anyone would actually WANT to drive. The Tesla Roadster is just as eye catching as any other sports car out there and if you add the fact that it’s electric and surprisingly powerful you just know everyone would want one.
Elon Musk is a visionary and you just know he has a dream life and he’s going to be even more successful in the future than it is today. He is likely to become one of the wealthiest men on the planet if he keeps doing what he does.
But this guy also has incredible taste in women and that’s another fact that makes him one of our heroes. He was married to a quite attractive chick and had a couple of children with her but now he’s engaged with a sweet British actress, Talulah Riley, who is probably the next British sensation.
Unfortunately for him his ex-wify, Justine Musk, is fighting the court battle to secure a few things that she feels entitled to after the divorce. What does Justine want? Not much, just the house, alimony and child support, $6 million in cash, 10 percent of Elon’s stock in Tesla, 5 percent of his stock in SpaceX (but he’ll keep all his voting rights), and throw in a Tesla Roadster as well. That’s a bit too much, right? I would just give her the money, support and a car and that’s it. Want more? You gotta work for it!

According to Jon Favreau, director of the Iron Man movies, Musk is the inspiration for his and Robert Downey Jr.’s interpretation of Tony Stark. He even appeared for a couple of seconds in Iron Man 2. He might be an inspiration for Iron Man but he should definitely be an inspiration for us all.
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