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South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.

The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ...

Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

Biographies & Memoirs
21 May
Ebury Publishing
The Random House Group Limited

Customer Reviews

Cloud99\ ,

We - Humanity - need more people like Elon.M

Obviously Elon Musk is a very gifted Genious and not everyone is going too be. But we need more leaders in Politics, Beurocracy, Management who are bold Goal and Vision inspired.

The future is not for the faint hearted... The future belongs to the brave!!‼️ USA President Reagan.
- But also the each Brave person has numerous -unsung hero - Scientists, Engineers Mathematicians, Pyschyatrists & Pyschologists & Geek/Nerds of many other types behind them whom should also not be forgotten
lets also put a tribute too the Mum&Dads Relatives, Teacher(s) and other supporter(s) whom may have had to argue, fight and winge relentlessly at the kid(s) whom became such extrodinary adults.

Charmingz ,

Elon Musk

Fascinating book about a 21st century legend - the book captures your interest to the very last page and you don't miss a note (double entendre meant). Elon's life is a complex original symphony

FinnViking11 ,

Excellent Read

If you are a Musk fan or only just heard of him, either way this is an informative and entertaining account of his journey to make a difference.

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