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Elon Musk ｜Inspirational Quotes on Success and Life
- “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”★★
- “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”★
- “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”★
- “There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future?”
- “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”
- “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”
- “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.”
Biography｜ Elon Musk
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South-Africa on 28 June 1971. His mother is a Canadian model (Maye Musk) and his father is a South-African electromechanical engineer (Errol Musk). His parents divorced in 1980 and Musk lived with his father.
Gifts and Talents
He is a talented programmer. He discovered the Commodore VIC-20 when he was just 10 years old by self-learning. Elon Musk is a Canadian-American entrepreneur, being the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and Zip2, He was also responsible for the success of PayPal. Currently, he serves as (CEO) and Chief Designer (CDO) of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla, and chair of SolarCity.
In 1992, after two years at Queen’s University, Musk earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Musk got his second bachelor later.
At the age of 24, Musk moved to California to get his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, but he stayed in the university for just two days that he went for his own businesses in the fields of Internet, sustainable energy, and space. At 24, he gave up his studies at Stanford University for the sake of running his own business. Four years later, his business was worth 300 million dollars and was bought by Compaq. In 2002, eBay bought one of his businesses – PayPal with 1.5 billion dollars. Before the takeover, Musk had been the largest shareholder with 11.7% of PayPal’s shares and he earned 165 million from it. He invests his wealth in SpaceX (2002), Tesla Motors (2004), and SolarCity (2006).
In 2001, Musk came up with the concept ‘Mars Oasis’ that he inspired to have an experimental greenhouse with food crops land on Mars> Hie idea triggered the general public interest in space exploration.
Relationship & Marriage
In September 2008, Musk wrote, “I am getting divorced. We had a good run. We married young, took it as far as we could and now it is over.” Musk married Talulah Riley after divorcing Justine Wilson.
Musk had a number of high-profile marriages and divorces. He had first wife, Justine Wilson, last marriage for nearly a decade, and they had five sons together. Wilson commented on what she thinks of Talulah Riley that she believes Riley was a much better fit than she ever was. Wilson met Musk while she was at a University in Canada. She didn’t initially have an interest in him. Ultimately, they developed a close bond and got married in 2000. As to their marriage life, “It was a dream lifestyle, privileged and surreal. But the whirlwind of glitter couldn’t disguise a growing void at the core,” Wilson wrote for Marie Claire. She revealed that “Elon was obsessed with his work: When he was home, his mind was elsewhere. I longed for deep and heartfelt conversations, for intimacy and empathy.” they couldn’t make their marriage work after going through marriage counseling. His lifestyle fails to meet her needs and wants. In truth, it’s women who seek for divorce in most countries. Their status quo works for him but not work for her. As to divorce, she felt relieved somehow. Ending an unhealthy and unhappy relationship does demand courage for women because the global society is not so friendly to a divorced woman. Or, to be more correctly, we are living in a world where devalues those who suffer.
Musk and Riley married in 2010, but they divorced just two years later. Musk “fell out of love” with Riley, though they later reconciled and remarried in 2013 and they divorced for good in 2016. People would expect the couple to hate each other, but they appeared to get along.