What exactly is driving…Tesla boss and Twitter buyer Elon Musk?

What exactly is driving…Tesla boss and Twitter buyer Elon Musk?


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Tesla boss Elon Musk (51) loves big shows. Here the South African native celebrates the presentation of the new 2017 Tesla Roadster with media impact.

Not a week goes by without new headlines about Elon Musk (51) or one of his many companies. The South African (along with South African Musk also holds Canadian and American citizenship), gained a lot of attention in the early 2000s when he amassed a fortune of millions by selling his developed online payment system Paypal to eBay.

Soon after, Musk founded the aerospace company SpaceX – today the world’s leading provider of flight services to space, which also counts the American space agency Nasa among its clients. In 2004, Musk invested in Tesla, a company he had founded a year earlier. As CEO, he became the person who defined what is now the largest electric car manufacturer and helped electric mobility achieve its global success, among other things by establishing the Tesla supercharger network.