Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Elon Musk
Born: June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa
- 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."