Elon Musk

Los Angeles, USA · 620-681-5000 · elon@teslamotors.com

Entrepreneur · Engineer · Inventor · Investor

Work Experience

Founder, CEO & Lead Designer

SpaceX - Space Exploration Technologies (Howthorne, USA)

Successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) - a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel.
Plans to reduce space transportation costs to enable people to colonize Mars.
Developed the Falcon 9 spacecraft which replaced the Space Shuttle when it retired in 2011.

June 2002 - Present


The Boring Company (Howthorne, USA)

Raised 10$m by selling 20.000 flamethrowers in 4 days.
Raised 1$m by selling 50.000 baseball caps.
Hyperloop - an ultra high-speed underground public transportation system in which passengers are transported on autonomous electric pods traveling at 600+ miles per hour in a pressurized cabin.

December 2016 - Present

CEO and Product Architect

Tesla Inc. (San Mateo, USA)

Global sales passed 250,000 units in September 2017.
Consumer Reports named Tesla as the top American car brand and ranked it 8th among global carmakers in February 2017.
Topped Consumer Reports Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey at 91% in 2016.

2004 - Present

Co-founder and Former Chairman

Solarcity - Subsidiary of Tesla Inc. (San Mateo, USA)

Merged the company with Tesla Inc. and now offers energy storage services through Tesla, including a turnkey residential battery backup service that incorporates Tesla's Powerwall.
In 2015, installed 870MW of solar power, approximately 28% of non-utility solar installation in the US that year.

June 2006 - Present

Founder & CEO

Neuralink (San Francisco, USA)

A company that aims to make devices to treat serious brain diseases in the short-term, with the eventual goal of human enhancement.

July 2016 - Present


  • Thinking through first principles

  • Marketing

  • Micromanagement

  • Goal Oriented

  • Resiliency

  • Future Focused

  • Leadership

  • Creativity

  • Time Management

  • Persistence

  • Turning ideas into companies

  • Long-term thinking

Goals & Interests

  • Aiming to reduce global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption

  • Planning to reduce the risk of human estinction by making life multi-planetary and setting up a human colony on Mars

  • Physics

  • Sustainability

  • Philanthropy

  • Twitter

  • Extraterrestrial Life

  • Alternative Energy

  • Space Engineering

  • Reading

  • Video Games

  • AI


  • 53rd Richest person in the world · Forbes 2018

  • 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People · Forbes 2016

  • IEEE Honorary Membership · 2015
    Given to people who have rendered meritorious service to humanity in the IEEE's designated fields of interest.

  • Business Person of the Year · Fortune Magazine 2013

  • FAI Gold Space Medal · Fortune Magazine 2010
    One of the highest honors in the aerospace industry shared with prominent personalities like Neil Armstrong and John Glenn.

  • Honorary Doctorate in Design from the Art Center College of Design

  • Honorary Doctorate (DUniv) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Surrey

  • Honorary Doctorate of Engineering and Technology from Yale University