How Did Elon Musk Make His Money? He Offers 5 Tips to His Success

As of 2022, Musk became the richest man globally, surpassing all other billionaires.

He was born Elon Reeve Musk on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. He is a native South African, and he also holds citizenship in Canada and the United States.

Elon Musk  – Short Bio

His road to becoming the wealthiest man began in 1989 when he moved to Canada from South Africa to avoid mandatory military service.

Elon Musk  – Early Life

He studied at Queen’s University in Ontario in 1990. He then moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, supporting himself through college.

With over $100k in student debt, he graduated with a double major in physics and economics at Penn’s Wharton School of Business.

How did debt-straddled Elon turn his finances around to earn billions? Musk has said his success came from taking risks, and this is where he took his first big one.

– Zip2 (1995)  – (1999)  – SpaceX (2002) – Tesla, Inc. (2004)  – SolarCity (2006/2016)  – Neuralink (2016)  – The Boring Company     (2016)

At a Glance: Elon Musk’s Companies

Elon’s Tips for  Success

“Do things that are useful to your fellow beings, to the world. It’s hard to be useful to the world, very hard”.

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