Elon Musk And Its Impact On The Planet

1152 Words Aug 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Within every generation, there are some individuals who transcend expectations and seek to innovate beyond all preconceived boundaries. Elon Musk is one of those individuals, and he’s currently valued at $11.9 billion.

But how did this South-African born entrepreneur make his way into virtually every technological industry on the planet? How did he become the space-traveling, futuristic car selling, loudmouthed computer genius we all know today?

Elon Musk took an interest in computing and innovation from a very young age. By his thirteenth birthday, he had already taught himself programming, constructed a complex space-themed computer game, and sold it to a large corporation. After moving to the United States and earning a bachelor degrees in Economics and Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, Musk moved on to Stanford University in attempt to earn his PhD in energy physics.

What follows is a tremendous rise to success. Taking a look at exactly what happened, what struggles and what successes this man endured, we are in turn able to learn valuable lessons on hard work, innovation, and life itself. Here are the most powerful takeaways from Elon Musk’s life, as said in his own words:

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

Musk never did complete that PhD at Stanford. After only two days, he decided to drop out and pursue his passions in the fields of energy, technology and space travel. Had he been afraid of…
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