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Elon Musk

Entrepreneurship, Environment, Green Business, Technology, TED Talk Speaker

Travels from California, USA

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Elon Musk Profile

One of the most creative geniuses of the 21st century, Elon Musk has proven time and time again that the impossible can be achieved. The CEO and architect of Tesla motors, Elon is a pioneer in transportation, renewable energy resources, space travel, and multi-planetary expansion through his role as an inventor, investor, and entrepreneur.

Often cited as the real life “Tony Stark” (Ironman), the self-made billionaire became a familiar name as the CEO of PayPal and the architect who made it the well-known brand it is today.

After a decade of ups and downs, hard skepticism, and a recession that hit the auto industry hard, Elon’s futuristic electric car manufacturing company, Tesla, continues to innovate at an estimated value of $25 billion.

Other projects on Elon’s large plate include his Space X program, whose rockets have completed 6 successful trips to resupply the International Space Station; SolarCity, a California-based alternative energy company that designs, finances, and installs solar-powered systems; and the design of the “Hyperloop,” a high speed train that would transport passengers from Los Angeles to the Bay Area in 35 minutes.

Ultimately Elon’s goal with his work is to help humanity, whether that means developing and promoting more environmentally friendly energy systems or innovating space travel to the point where human colonies can be established on other planets.

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    Please note: Elon Musk only accepts speaking engagements that align with his strategic vision and specific issues of interest, IE: environment, renewable energy, etc.

    Elon Musk is the CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO and Chief Designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

    At Tesla, Elon has overseen product development and design from the beginning, including the all-electric Tesla Roadster, Model S and Model X. Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy, in which electric vehicles play a pivotal role, has been one of his central interests for almost two decades, stemming from his time as a physics student working on ultracapacitors in Silicon Valley.

    At SpaceX, Elon is the chief designer, overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. In 2008, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft won the NASA contract to provide a commercial replacement for the cargo transport function of the Space Shuttle, which retired in 2011. The SpaceX Falcon 1 was the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to reach orbit. In 2010, SpaceX became the first commercial company to successfully recover a spacecraft from Earth orbit with its Dragon spacecraft. In 2012, SpaceX became the first commercial company to dock with the International Space Station and return cargo to Earth with the Dragon.

    In addition, Elon is the non-executive chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, which he helped create. SolarCity is now the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States.

    Prior to SpaceX, Elon co-founded PayPal, the world’s leading Internet payment system, and served as the company’s Chairman and CEO. Before PayPal, Mr. Musk co-founded Zip2, a provider of Internet software to the media industry.

    He has a physics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a business degree from Wharton.

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