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Elon Musk

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EN Do we really need to introduce this man? One of the gurus of the modern tech industry, next to Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the late Steve Jobs. Also known as the real life Tony Stark, since he is extremely rich, breathes technology and is often surrounded by beautiful women. We all know Musk from his revolutionary companies SpaceX and Tesla, but where did all this start? Well, after graduating at university in Canada, this South African-born genius already sold his first company Zip2 to Compaq for more than 300 million dollars. Not long after he started the company now known as PayPal, which he sold to eBay for 1.5 billion dollars. And with that money he founded SpaceX, dedicated to creating commercial reusable rockets. Musk's long-term ambition with SpaceX is to actually colonise space and transport humans to Mars. Crazy, right?! And if all that doesn't already sound like a great record of achievements, there's more... Musk is also CEO of Tesla, the world famous company that specialises in electric cars, lithium-ion battery energy storage and residential solar panels. Last but not least, he also tries to find some extra time in his busy schedule to gain success with his three other endeavours: SolarCity, Hyperloop and OpenAI. What a man!


NL Moeten we deze man nog introduceren? Hij is een van de goeroes van onze moderne tech-industrie, naast knallers als Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg en wijlen Steve Jobs. Musk wordt al eens de real-life Tony Stark genoemd, aangezien hij extreem rijk is, praktisch technologie ademt en meestal omringd wordt door beeldschone vrouwen. We kennen hem allemaal van zijn revolutionaire bedrijven SpaceX en Tesla, maar waar begon het allemaal? Nadat hij afstudeerde aan de universiteit in Canada, verkocht dit genie zijn eerste bedrijfje Zip2 al aan Compaq voor meer dan 300 miljoen dollar. Niet lang daarna startte hij het bedrijf op dat nu bekend is als PayPal, trouwens ook verkocht aan eBay voor 1,5 miljard dollar. Met dat geld heeft hij SpaceX opgericht, dat zich engageert om commerciële herbruikbare raketten te bouwen. De lange termijn ambities van Musk met SpaceX zijn om de ruimte te veroveren en transport van mensen naar Mars mogelijk te maken. Zot, niet? Als dat allemaal nog niet als een ontzagwekkend parcour van verwezenlijkingen klinkt, is er meer… Musk is ook CEO van Tesla, het wereldbekende bedrijf dat zich specialiseert in elektrische auto’s, energie-opslag van lithium-ion batterijen en residentiële zonnepanelen. Last but not least, hij probeert ook af en toe een gaatje in zijn drukke agenda te vinden om ook zijn andere drie projecten te doen slagen: SolarCity, Hyperloop en OpenAI. Waarschijnlijk is hij stiekem ook nog iron man ‘s nachts.


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