Elon Musk was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States in 1995 to attend college. He has dual citizenship in South Africa and the United States.
Musk studied economics and physics at the University of Pennsylvania and later pursued a PhD in energy physics at Stanford University, but dropped out after two days to pursue his entrepreneurial ventures.
Musk co-founded PayPal, a company that provides online payment services, and later sold it to eBay for $1.5 billion.
Musk has a keen interest in space exploration and has stated that his ultimate goal is to help humanity become a "multiplanetary species." He founded SpaceX in 2002 with the aim of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars.
Musk has also been instrumental in the development of electric vehicles and has stated that his goal with Tesla is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.
Musk has a net worth of over $200 billion and is regularly listed among the wealthiest people in the world.
Musk has been involved in several philanthropic ventures, including the Musk Foundation, which focuses on renewable energy and children's health, and the Musk Scholars program, which provides financial assistance to low-income students.
Musk has a reputation for being a brilliant and innovative thinker, and he has been referred to as a real-life Tony Stark, the fictional character from the Marvel Comics series who is also known as Iron Man.