If you are in the business or professional world, surely you are familiar with the figure of Elon Musk. For those who are not familiar, he is the founder of well-known companies SpaceX and PayPal. Not only that, he also served as CEO of Tesla, Inc.
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 28, 1971. This year is his 49th birthday. He is the son of the couple Errol Musk and Maye Musk. His mother is a model and his father is an electromagnetic engineer.
Surely the figure of Elon Musk has a lot of interesting facts. Here are 5 important facts from Elon Musk that you should know about.
1. Have 3 citizenship at once
In general, a person can only have one nationality. However, this does not apply to Elon Musk. Unmitigated, until now he already has 3 nationalities, namely South Africa, the United States, and Canada.
Actually Elon Musk grew up in South Africa, before he was 17 he had to move to Canada. This earned him Canadian citizenship. 3 years later, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States.
2. Learning computer programming since the age of 9 years
9 year olds usually spend their time playing. However, this does not seem to apply to an Elon Musk. At the age of 9 years, he had learned basic computer programming.
In fact, he was able to create a video game called Blastar. He sold the video game for $ 500 to a computer magazine agency. Until now, you can still enjoy this game online.
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3. Willingly drop out of Stanford University to build his business
Every success certainly requires sacrifice. After completing his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he enrolled in the physics department at Stanford University. However, the lecture only lasted 2 days. This is because Elon Musk prefers to take care of his business, Zip2 Corporation, which is now known as PayPal.
4. Elon Musk is a big fan of X-Men films
Elon Musk is a big fan of films X-Men. In fact, he decided to name the robots from his company with the names of characters in X-Men, such as Xavier, Iceman, Wolverine, Storm, to Colossus.
This is because that Elon considers that robots are superheroes for humans to date. Therefore, he considers it very important to name the robots with the name superhero.
5. He read the entire encyclopedia at the age of 9 years
Elon is indeed a figure who likes to read. He even said that he could read books for 10 hours every day. Not only that, when he was 9 years old, he claimed to have used up all the encyclopedias in Encyclopedia Britannica.
An encyclopedia is a reference work or summary that provides summarized information from all branches of knowledge or from a particular field. His favorite encyclopedias are sci-fi and fantasy, including The Lord of the Rings.
Well, here are 5 important facts from Elon Musk that you should know about. It turns out that many things we can take from this one figure. Happy birthday Elon Musk.
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