Elon Musk

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Elon Musk

Name: Elon Musk

Born: June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa

Computer-related contributions

  • Inventor and entrepreneur who is best known as the founder of PayPal (originally X.com).
  • Founder of SpaceX, CEO, and Chief Designer.
  • Co-founder of Tesla Motors as well as Chairman, CEO, and Product Architect.

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society's highest award – a Gold Medal (2012).
  • Forbes "America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under" (2011).
  • Time Magazine's 100 people who most affected the world (2010).
  • The Aviation Week Laureate for the most significant achievement worldwide in the space industry (2008).
  • Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year (2007).


"I've actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don't mean hybrid, I mean fully electric."