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Timeline: Elon Musk ‘Star Technology Entrepreneur’

Elon Musk

In the current era of technological advancement, companies are evolving with exuberant investments made in research and development to push new ideas, inventions and discoveries in the market. Many entrepreneurs, investors, and industrialists are actively in pursuant to promoting tech-related startups. Technology allows sustainability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. One of the dominating faces in the tech world of innovation and inventions is Elon Musk.

CandleLight brings you the timeline of Elon Musk’s Investments in technology and innovations.


Born on 28th of June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. Elon Musk is a tech-entrepreneur and hails from South Africa; he completed his education from Canada and the USA. From a very young age, he was obsessed with computers and programming. He comes up with his own computer game i.e. Blastar at the age of 12.

He was always fond of working with software’s and since the very early days of his adulthood, he found numerous avenues to pitch his novel ideas of transforming the tech industry and earn handsome revenues.


Zip 2 Corporation, an online city guide. Chicago Tribune and The New York Times were taking contents from Elon’s website. He started this company after dropping off from Stanford University in California. The company was later bought by Compaq computer Corporations.

1999 was founded by Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk. It was later named Paypal after it merged with confinity. It was aimed at providing financial services and facilitated online payments. Sale of Paypal in stocks to eBay in 2002 left Musk with staggering returns.


Elon Musk

To promote commercial space travel, Elon started a company called ‘Space Exploration Technology Corporation’ or SpaceX.  This corporation earned a lot of fame with the start of its operations. NASA also awarded SpaceX contract to deliver cargo to their lab in the space (ISS). Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockers were made as reusable rockets and the core idea behind SpaceX was to enable earthlings to travel to Mars and establish colonize.


Elon Musk

Tesla came on the surface, Elon becomes the co-founder. Tesla was aimed at making economic electric cars based on the latest battery technology with solar roofs. In 2008, Roadstar was introduced and it could attain the speed of 60mph in just 3.7 seconds and also could travel 250 miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery.  In all these years, Tesla has come up with different models of cars with premium features. Recently, in 2019 the idea of Cybertruck has been unveiled by Elon Musk, and this will be produced in the year 2022. Already orders for 200,000 units of Cybertruck are received, claimed by Elon.

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Elon Musk proposed the idea of Hyperloop. This will help in connecting cities with the fastest means of commute. A competition was held for this purpose and speed achieved by one of the contestants was 287 mph.


To promote artificial intelligence, Elon must become a co-founder in OpenAI. He is working on Neuralink, in which a chip will be installed in the human brain and will be connected with software.


Elon bought Solar City Corp. Combined productivity of Tesla’s storage and Salar City’s solar output will help to connect, commercial, residential and power grid for generation, storage, and consumption of energy.  These are sometimes referred to as the biggest batteries in the world to power large no. of units.


Elon Musk

Boring Company was introduced by Elon Musk to manage the increasing traffic issues on the road. This company will bore and build tunnels to facilitate the movement of locomotives. Also, he comes forward to operationalize high-speed train to connect O’Hare Airport with downtown Chicago.


The Boring Company of Elon Musk introduced Flame thrower at $500 for one piece of a flamethrower. 10,000 flamethrowers were sold in a single day, according to Elon.

Elon has also formed the Musk Foundation to promote the discovery of renewable energy and works toward the preservations of the environment. His goal is to create sustainable businesses to provide an opportunity for the coming generations to bear its fruits with the least impact on the environment.

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