12 things you probably didn’t know about Elon Musk, the man who is too rich to be loved

We talk about him often, not because we’re really motivated, but because we have to accept that he’s in the news a lot. In the end, do we really know him? Nope. So we’re going to look at some aspects of this little guy.

1. He was a bully at school and studied too much

When I was a kid, Elon Musk was the boss, he read almost five hours a day (and still reads a priori) and built quite a large culture. If he consumed a lot of comics and comic strips, he also read niche magazines and was very interested in technology. On the other hand, he was regularly bullied by other students at school who were a bit stupid, which is the origin story of many superheroes or supervillains, which inspired us to prove that Elon Musk is a real supervillain.

2. Created a video game at the age of 12

At twelve years old, while you were playing boogers in front of your Britney Spears poster, Elon Musk was coding in his room to create a video game (Blastar) where we fight in space. He managed to sell his product to a specialized magazine for $500, and we already suspected that this kid would go far and make money.

3. He inspired the character of Tony Stark in Iron Man.

When Jon Favreau wanted to adapt to the screen Iron man he was looking for a way to make this brave image on the bottle “cool”, and it was Robert Downey Jr. who advised him to take inspiration from Elon Musk and talk to him. After a few dates, he decided to change the character from the comic by modeling it on Musk, and even had him in a cameo in the movie to thank him. Iron man 2.

4. He didn’t create Tesla…

Musk has done a lot in his life and we generally believe in creating you are here was one of them. No, the two founders are Martin Eberhard and Mark Tarpenning, who brought Elon Musk to the direction of the box a year after its creation in 2004 before becoming the company’s CEO a few years later. It should be said that he did not come to Tesla alone, but with 6.35 million (dollars) of his friends.

5. …and almost sold the company to Google

Google likes to buy things and you are here eyed the company. In 2013, ten years after Elon Musk arrived at the box, he almost sold it for a cool six billion dollar jackpot. Then Tesla car sales started exploding and the deal was canceled at the last minute, seven years later the company was valued at $100 billion, going very fast.

6. He sold his first box for 307 million dollars.

Before all his other ventures in the technical field, Elon Musk founded the company Zip2 He was 24 years old and after a few years he sold it for a considerable sum. He started studying at Stanford before dropping out to start his own company two days later, and we have to believe he succeeded because $307 million is cool. He could have stopped there and given up his life, but he had other plans. Basically making more dough is a wonderful project.

7. He created a special school for his children

Elon Musk, a father of eight, has created a special school within his SpaceX partner. The children of other employees also study there, and there are about fifty students. They have special classes that “go beyond the boundaries of normal schools” and work as a team on projects in math, physics, technology and a number of other subjects. Ah, the rich, they still have more luck than us.

8. He doesn’t really treat his employees well.

From above you may say to yourself “no, but the author is a big fan of Musk when he’s a jerk” and I’ll answer: no, I’m not a fan, and yes, he’s a motherfucker. because it quickly folded. Many comic stories undermine the billionaire’s reputation as a business leader. Between his fake authorization to work remotely during the pandemic, the skyrocketing number of covid-19 cases at the Tesla factory, and his history of unfairly firing several union workers, he doesn’t deserve management’s palm.

9. He bought himself a James Bond car for $1 million.

Don’t forget that behind the perfectly handsome billionaire is a pop culture icon, so he tends to do a little strange things to please himself. So he spent a million dollars to get it Underwater Lotus Spirit from the movie The Spy Who Loved Me only for decorative purposes as it doesn’t really roll. However, he said he already wants to work on the prototype and make it a real underwater vehicle.

10. We wish we had chips in our brains

His company Neuralink working on electronic implants that can be integrated into the brain. Thanks to this feat, we can do all kinds of things with our minds, as shown in a video of a monkey playing a video game. tennis without touching the controller. Of course, there would be no repercussions, interference, or unexpected twists to this project, and we’d all be better off accepting any questions.

11. Is or has been the head of many companies

We were talking about the box Zip2 now but then his company xcom was also bought to be PayPal. In addition to you are here and SpaceX Elon Musk is also very busy directing Drilling Company (his company to dig tunnels and take us underground), helped launch SolarCity (solar energy company), Open AI (which deals with artificial intelligence) and a number of other companies in which he is a shareholder or on the board of directors. Oh yes and there is Twitter even now. And Neuralink which we just talked about.

12. He sent his personal Tesla car into space.

Because in the end why not. What would you say if I told you I could send your car into space? In fact, you don’t see any benefit from it. But he did just that by posting with his company in 2017 SpaceX a rocket in space where he is Tesla Roadster. It’s still there, percolating somewhere.

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