10 Interesting Facts about Elon Musk

21 May 2016

You have heard his name and you have seen him on TV. Let’s find out who Elon Musk really is.

We have seen many smart people becoming billionaires. But being smart alone is not enough. You have to turn it into a money-making machine. That is what Elon Musk has been doing.

He was born in South Africa almost 45 years ago. Since his early age, he has been showing his intelligence. And like other nerds, he was bullied growing up.

In fact, a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs and then beat him until he blacked out one day. Ouch. He had to be hospitalized. But hey, who’s laughing now?

There are many more to Elon Musk than you think you know. We summarize ten main facts about this genius billionaire. Get ready to be inspired!

10. He is smart

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Who is Elon Musk? | #10 He is smart | source: financialpost.com

As it was mentioned earlier, Elon Musk is smart. But it doesn’t just stop there. He is also creative. And his mind doesn’t seem to stop generating groundbreaking ideas.

How smart is he? Get this: he created his own video game from scratch at the age of 12! What were we doing when we were 12? Probably busy checking our face for pimples.

The game is called Blastar. It is a BASIC-based video game. He sold the code to PC and Office Technology magazine. He got $500 for that. Our little billionaire had his first taste of big buck. The game is available online if you want to try. Click here.

Where did he get such an inspiration to create it? Well, he taught himself computer programming. He had been interested with Commodore VIC-20 computing since he was 10.

Perhaps he was inspired most by his father, Errol Musk. He is an electromechanical engineer. Elon lived with him in South Africa after his parents got divorced.

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