Elon Musk is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; and co-founder of PayPal.
Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth and in space.
His automaker, Tesla Motors, which was founded in 2003, is bringing fully-electric vehicles to the mass market.
He settled with the SEC in September 2018 for making alleged “false statements” about a plan to take Tesla private, and had to step down as chairman.
SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company, is now valued at more than $20 billion.
He grew up in South Africa, then immigrated to Canada at age 17. He landed in the US as a transfer student at the University of Pennsylvania.