We have seen many famous projects and startups by many people until now. But no one is there to match the standards of Elon Musk. Moreover, there are three kinds of people in this world: Those who make it happens, those who watch it happens and those who spend their life asking what happens about Elon Musk. The whole world knows where he stands and very famous worldwide.
Elon is a South African born American, is such an extraordinary person who changed the world with his brilliant ideas. In this blog, we explore the best and famous projects of Elon. So, I thought it is better to review his whole life, his struggle and his passion for his job. He is the role model for many of us. Hence this article is going to be a gift not only for his fans but all the youngsters out there who are giving their 100% to their dream job. It seems like Musk follow the rule
“Do or do not” “There is no try”.
Elon Reeve Musk born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. Musk’s mother was Canadian, a model and dietician by profession. His father was South African pilot, sailor and electromechanical engineer. However, Elon was just 10 when his parents could not continue their relationship. Later, Musk became a famous technology entrepreneur, engineer and an industrial designer and whatnot. However, at the age of ten, he surpassed his age fellows with his mental game. He learnt how to code and program computers at that time.
Moreover, Musk’s mind was an entrepreneurial gift. At the very young age of 12, he created and sold his own video game, Blaster for $500 to a magazine. Musk was so passionate about his dreams and inventions as a child that his parents and doctors ordered a test to check his hearing. Moreover, Musk was short, introvert and bookish in grade school. Musk spent his early childhood with his sister Tosca and Kimble in South Africa. Though he was an outstanding child yet Musk had not had a happy childhood. Other kids used to bully him and he avoids to go to school.
Once someone had beaten up him so badly that he lost his conscience. This continued until he turned 15. Then he learned karate and wrestling to defend himself as well as to avoid mandatory service in the South African military. All these things didn’t stop his way and he moved to the USA to attend queens university. Thus Musk got a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School while a Bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1995, he started his Ph. D in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University. But he dropped it after two days to continue his business career.
Musk is now a permanent United States resident but also enjoys the nationality of South Africa and Canada too. He got U.S citizen in 2002. Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his startup company Zip2 to a division of Compaq Computers. In the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in December 2016 he got the 21st position. Moreover, he shares the first position of the most innovative leaders by Forbes in 2019. He is a member of the top twenty richest persons of the world and holds the net worth of $44.2 billion. Undoubtedly he is one of the best minds we have in the 21st century who produced famous projects.
So let’s start to explore the best projects of Elon Musk.
How could this list is even possible without the famous project Tesla cars? Musk has a very positive impact on the automobile industry. Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Hence Musk founded Tesla in 2003 and the idea was about electric vehicles. Because he thought that can electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive. Moreover, Tesla is not just about all-electric vehicles but also the concern about the green and clean environment.
Musk thinks, in the 21st century we should stop relying on fossil fuels and look forward to a zero-emission future. Therefore, in 2008, he launched a famous Roadstar consists of Tesla’s best cutting-edge battery technology and electric powertrain. Today Tesla builds all-electric vehicles and also infinitely scalable clean energy generation storage products. They continue with ModelX, Model S and the next project is famous Model 3.
Moreover, Tesla expands its product line with Model X, the safest, quickest and most capable sports vehicle of the history. Thus Model X scores 5 stars for safety across each and every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each model raises the bar high and gives rivals a tough competition to design electric and hybrid vehicles that rely on the alternatives of petrol and diesel. Moreover, Tesla is unstoppable when it comes to producing vehicles capable of travelling up to 315 miles on a single charge while achieving 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
However, these are just the beginnings. While Tesla is building its most affordable car, it continues to make products more accessible and affordable to more and more people. the ultimate goal of Tesla is a clean and green world. Tesla produces all his vehicles at its main factory in Fremont, California.
2. Space X, Falcon Rocket
In 2012, Musk made headlines when he launched one of his famous projects Space X, a rocket that would send the commercial vehicle to the International Space Station. Moreover, Musk’s aerospace company is going to be as famous and good as his automobiles. He founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX in 2002 with the idea of space exploration mission. Moreover, his idea was to do this at the lowest cost and the new beginning of public interest in space. He is the lead designer of the company. The company’s headquarters is in Hathorne, California.
Moreover, the ultimate goal of the company is to reduce space transportation costs and enable people to live on planets other than Earth. But have you ever thought about which planet you want to live on? It reduces the risk of human extinction by establishing a human colony on Mars. Space X missions designs, manufactures and launches advanced technology rockets and space crafts transport services. Moreover, the company’s successful operations are Falcon 1 in 2008, Dragon in 2010 and Falcon 9 in 2015. SpaceX Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets are even reusable.
The company has flown overall six cargo resupply missions to the ISS aka International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX has contracted to develop a spacecraft to take crew members to and from the ISS. It’s just like the pick and drop service for the members of any company. However, it is the only private company that is capable enough to return a spacecraft from low earth orbit. It’s about believing in the future. The future is going to be better than in the past.
3. X.com (PayPal)
Can anybody now in 2020 even think how difficult it was to get a payment from outside the country a few years ago. It was a really really tough matter which requires patience that we lacked badly. But here comes the God of mind Musk, he created famous X.com, an online bank, in March 1999 with US$10 million. Moreover, he did with his brother Kimble Musk, also with the money they got from their sale of Zip2. Hence X.com eventually led to PayPal. It’s a service that enables you to send money and accept payments with your credit or debit card on your PayPal accounts.
However, Musk co-founded this company in 1999 which actually focused on financial services and online payments. After one year, the company merged with Confinity and adopted its best-known name PayPal. In 2002 eBay bought the company for $1.5 billion in stock. Moreover, of that amount Musk received US$ 165 million as the largest shareholder of the company. It was the best deal ever in the history that two advanced technologies created a powerhouse that was a remarkable success in the history of online payments.
Musk also holds 11.7% of PayPal’s shares. The company now boasts over 277 million active accounts. PayPal business is an online payment service that allows individuals and businesses to transfer funds electronically. Moreover, basic PayPal accounts are free. It is one of the most famous projects of Musk as it has mand life easier for many. Also, Paypal has given a new life to other projects and E-commerce.
The most ambitious invention to date and one of the other famous projects by Musk is Hyperloop. Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the hyperloop and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet. In 2013, he launched this idea and still is in the formulation stages. Moreover, it is a proposed mode of transport. It is one of the craziest inventions of history.
Musk and I believe that the world would be unable to travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco about 380-plus mile trips-in just 35 minutes. Also, with lower power consumption and faster than a commercial flight. Isn’t it directly from the fairytale world? This is going to happen with a rail system in a tube capable of travelling 800 miles per hour. Moreover, there will be less drag and extremely low air pressure. It is a sealed tube or system of tubes through which a pod may travel free of air resistance or friction. It would drastically reduce travel times for medium-range distances.
The first unveiling of this famous project has taken place. However, hyperloop still remains very much in the planning phase as the full version is still a long way from reality. The company has scheduled first venture to start construction next year with a five-mile loop around Quay Valley California. Hyperloop can be a large financial burden as it is estimated that the 350-mile trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco will cost $20 each way. However, it is an idea that the cost will be between $6 billion and $7.5 billion. Well, about this project I’m more excited than Musk.
5. Solar City, Solar Power System
Elon Musk’s project won the hearts of millions as it manufactures green, energy-saving products. In 2006, Musk co-founded with his cousin The great Solar City. Solar City’s mission is going to help create a more sustainable future than Solar City. I think this famous project of Musk is going to bring more revolution in the world. World right now need this project more than any other thing. As the whole world is facing energy crisis so Musk launched this idea and was very successful.
Musk established the headquarter of Solar City is in San Mateo, California. In the U. S, Solar City is the second-largest provider of solar panels with revenues of $102.8 million in the most quarter. Moreover, It provides installations in selected areas of 14 other states and the District of Columbia while it’s centred in California. The purpose of this is to push towards self-consuming energy. It’s in the process of creating storage systems that will produce power by the solar system at night. The company is working with Tesla to build power stations for the owners of the Tesla vehicles that follow the route of 101 from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
SolarCity is now a subsidiary of Tesla. SolarCity does marketing, manufactures and installs residential as well as commercial solar panels in the US. Musk continues his efforts to promote the advancement of sustainable energy and products for a wider consumer base, In August 2016, a $2.6 billion deal was signed to combine his electric car and solar energy companies. This going to be hit another project like his famous projects.
An idea can change the life and we have learnt from this from a brilliant mind Elon Musk. Despite fighting to his circumstances in his early age, he has never forgotten his dreams. He worked hard and hard to make his dreams come true as well as to change the whole world. Musk is one of the great inspirations for the young entrepreneurs of the world.
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