What’s driving Elon Musk?


#TIA – You may not know the secret to Elon Musk by reading this, but you’ll have come a little closer.

“Elon Musk is a science-fiction character. That’s how one friend puts it. In some ways, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is the archetypical cartoon billionaire – Tony Stark meets The Simpsons’ Hank Scorpio – with the rockets, the rollercoaster personal life and the fast cars – one of which is currently speeding away from us at 13,000kph.

Those who know Musk talk about the inevitability of his own ascension to the stratosphere. After setting up online mapping and directory service Zip2 in 1995 with his brother Kimbal, and netting $22 million (£16.5m) from its sale four years later, Musk ploughed much of that money into X.com, an online bank. That eventually became PayPal, which scored him a further $165 million.”

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