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Elon Musk, Twitter buyer who grew up with emeralds

Elon Musk the richest man in the worldAt the age of 50, he has a legacy of $219,000 million (€199,660 million), according to Forbes magazine’s real-time list of billionaires, an amount that exceeds the GDP of 150 countries. This Tuesday it was announced twitter buy for 41,000 million euros as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, but his wealth goes back much further.

The South African millionaire born in 1971 is the son of Errol Musk and May Haldeman, an engineer, nutritionist and model. Elon Musk made his fortune mining emeralds in Zambia, while Elon Musk, the first of three brothers, grew up in the house rich family.

The teenager who sold video games and emeralds

Musk did his first business since the age of 12when he sold a video game he developed called Blaster for $500 to a computer magazine. It was the beginning of a life of business and controversy.

At the age of 16, Musk sold two emeralds from the family mine to Tiffany & Co., according to his father. along with his brother.

An anecdote his father told Business Insider South Africa tells how a 16-year-old decided sell two emeralds with your brother from a family mine to Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York while his father slept. “They sold two emeralds, one for $800 and the other for what I think was $1,200,” the millionaire’s father said.

The businessman grew up and graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995, he founded his first startup with his brother, which he sold three years later for $307 million (€287.14 million). Starting from this, 1999, he began an economic career, the goal of which was to top the Forbes list. PayPal It was the first step, then he came Space X and finally Tesla.

richest man in history

As early as 2008, Musk was CEO of a space exploration company with almost $3 billion in funding from NASA and the highest-valued car company in the stock market, the mainstay of his fortune. He has since added to his portfolio with these and other companies such as SolarCity, The Boring Company, Neuralink D Open AI.

Twitter Buyer Participated in Donald Trump’s Advisory Boards

Buyer Twitter also created personal brandcontinuing the story of a geek child who became an adult innovator and inventor, philanthropist, visionary and environmentalist.

Millionaire liberal ideology served on Donald Trump’s advisory boards, although in June 2017, in protest at Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Emergency Agreement, Musk withdrew from said councils. However, this decision came at a time when Tesla was using tons of lithium for its car batteries, the mining of which has a huge impact on the environment.

A life of contradictions

A cave in Thailand in 2018 caused one of the biggest millionaire controversies ever. An accident left 12 children trapped in Tham Luang Cave and Musk decided to design a submarine to save the children. The submersible was technologically sophisticated, but the head of the rescue operation, Narongsak Osatanakorn, stated that it was not suitable for the mission to enter the cave, so it was not used.

Millionaire kept his Tesla plant in California open while incarcerated

Vernon Unsworth, an amateur speleologist who spent six years exploring the cave and advising on salvage, said the submarine was nothing more than a “publicity stunt” for the millionaire. In response, Musk accused him of pedophilia on his Twitter, as recalled by the BBC. There were no lawsuits, but the controversy remained in the history of the businessman, despite the fact that he deleted the newly acquired messages on the social network.

Musk’s latest controversy is related to the pandemic. In addition to keeping his Tesla plant in California open under total lockdown, the millionaire has spread false information about the virus and anti-vaccine messages on Twitter several times, according to CNBC.

We’ll have to wait to see what steps the buyer of the social network will take regarding its use policy, but as of now, he has already spoken about the power of Twitter, which he described as “a digital public square where Vital issues are discussed for the future of humanity.”


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