The half Canadian and half South African entrepreneur Elon Musk is a real allrounder. He is the Gyro Gearloose of the business world. At the age of 12, he even developed a video game which he sold to a computer game magazine. At 16, he got himself and his brother passports to escape military duty during the Apartheid in South Africa. In Canada, he earned a degree in physics and economics. But when he started his master studies in California, he left the university after 2 days and founded an internet-based company.

From then on, Elon Musk made a name for himself. He is certainly one of the most outstanding people in our modern era. His genius and crazy mind did not only give birth to Paypal and, he is also the founder of SpaceX, the first non-governmental company to ever launch rockets and satellites into space. A significant goal of SpaceX is to remarkably decrease the cost of sending cargo into space, a goal SpaceX is just on the verge of reaching, so it seems. A rocket launch conducted by SpaceX costs just a third of the sum governmental space programs usually spend on a launch.

Furthermore, he founded  Tesla, the leading producer of e-cars whose goal is to build electric cars that don’t stand second to “ordinary “cars. In order to promote progress in the world of cars, he even made Tesla’s patents a free service for everyone. Incredible.

Together with his cousin, he brought another promising project to life: Solar City, an enterprise that is striving to revolutionize solar energy systems. In addition, Hyperloop describes another personal life dream the brilliant businessman is working on making true. It’s a conceptual high-speed transport system based on reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. As if all this wasn’t enough, Elon Musk also shows interest in exploring and maybe one day turning artificial intelligence into reality.

Undoubtedly, he lives for improvement and progress to herald the start of a new era – the future.

All in all, he seems like an ordinary businessman, doesn’t he?