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2 Nov 2017
Elon Musk was born in South Africa
By the age of 12, Elon Musk sold his first video game called "Blastar" and sold it for $500
At the age of 17, he moved from South Africa to Canada. Eventually, he attended college in the U.S. at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online payment company that eventually became PayPal before being acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in stock (of which $165 million was given to Musk).
Elon Musk didn't become an American citizen until 2002, at age 31.
After dropping out of grad school, Musk quickly established his first company --Zip2, which provided online newspapers with maps and business directories. He sold the company in 1999 for $307 million.
Elon married Justine Musk
Elon Divorced Justine Musk
Elon married Talulah Riley
Elon divorced Talulah Riley
Elon Remarried Talulah Riley
Elon divorced Talulah Riley
Elon and Justine gave birth to a baby boy, Nevada Alexander Musk
Elon and Justine's baby only 10weeks old passed away from a sudden infant death syndrome after putting him down for a nap.
Justine Musk gives birth to twin boys, Xavier and Griffin
Justine Musk gives birth to triplet boys, Saxon, Kai and Damian
Elon started dating American Actress Amber Heard but then split up because of each others schedules
The Federation Aronautique Internationale, which is the world governing body for aerospace records, presented Musk with the FAI Gold Space Medal in 2010 for designing the first privately developed rocket to reach orbit. It's the organization's highest award
KImbal Musk was born (Elon's brother)
Tosca Musk was born (Elon's sister)
At age 10, he developed an interest in computing with the Commodore VIC-20.
Musk was severely bullied throughout his childhood and was once hospitalized when a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs and then beat him until he lost consciousness.
At the age of 17, Musk was accepted into Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, for undergraduate study
After spending two years at Queen's University, Musk transferred to the University of Pennsylvania,
in May 1997 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from its College of Arts and Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from its Wharton School of Business
at age 24, Musk moved to California to begin a PhD in applied physics and materials science at Stanford University, but left the program after two days to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations in the areas of the Internet, renewable energy and outer space.
Musk and his brother, Kimbal, started Zip2, a web software company, with US$28,000 of their father's money.
In March 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company, with US$10 million from the sale of Zip2.
In July 2017, Musk purchased the domain x.com from PayPal for an undisclosed amount stating that it has "great sentimental value" to him.
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