While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, Musk made friends with Adeo Ressi, the future founder of TheFunded. The friends rented a house with ten-bedrooms and turned it into an underground nightclub, which was very popular among students. While everyone was drunk, Musk remained sober to keep the order. But in one night, he could earn so much money that he was able to cover the monthly rent of this giant mansion. The rest of the money he spent on college tuition fees.
“The combination of abilities in the exact sciences and understanding of how the economy works is a rarity, especially when it is in conjunction with the deepest intelligence and purposefulness,” ‒ Dominic Thompson, Musk’s fellow student recalled.
The successful entrepreneur is also developing electric vehicle charging stations, the work on which is carried out under the aegis of the SolarCity project, the founders of which were his cousins.
When Henry Ford created cheap and reliable cars, people said, “No, thanks. Why are horses bad?” Ford risked everything and it worked.
However, in 2016, Elon founded the neural technology company Neuralink. It was planned that its staff would be engaged in the treatment of brain diseases (in the short run) using neural interfaces and “improving people” by creating a connection between the brain and the computer.
Musk promised to create the so-called “neural lace”: micro-implants that improve cognitive abilities by 2027.
The role of a pet for machines ‒ this is the future of humanity.
The businessman married for the second time in September 2010. His chosen one was the English actress Talulah Riley, whom he began to date shortly after the divorce. It is to this girl that the media attribute the role of a “treacherous beauty” who has taken away the businessman from the family. But their love story was not smooth.
The billionaire has repeatedly complained about the lack of time for women: “I can allocate 5-10 hours per week for a woman ... 10 hours of attention ‒ Is this normal? Will that be enough for a woman? ”