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Elon Musk

1971 - Today

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Elon Reeve Musk ( EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; angel investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. With an estimated net worth of around US$265 billion as of May 2022, Musk is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and the Forbes real-time billionaires list.Musk was born to a Canadian mother and White South African father, and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada at age 17. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elon Musk has received more than 114,756,132 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 97 in 2019). Elon Musk is the 44th most popular inventor (up from 56th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 11th in 2019) and the most popular South African Inventor.

Elon Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur and inventor. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and chairman of SolarCity. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.

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Among INVENTORS

Among inventors, Elon Musk ranks 44 out of 355Before him are Herman Hollerith, Igor Sikorsky, Ismail al-Jazari, Abbas ibn Firnas, Isaac Singer, and László Bíró. After him are Richard Trevithick, Charles Goodyear, Willis Carrier, Wilhelm Maybach, Douglas Engelbart, and Karl Drais.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1971, Elon Musk ranks 3Before him are Tupac Shakur and Justin Trudeau. After him are Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Jared Leto, Pep Guardiola, Anna Netrebko, Julian Assange, Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Idina Menzel, and Mark Wahlberg.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Elon Musk ranks 8 out of 312Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Sarah Baartman (1788), Shaka (1787), Nadine Gordimer (1923), and Behati Prinsloo (1988). After him are F. W. de Klerk (1936), Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), Miriam Makeba (1932), Charlize Theron (1975), and Paul Kruger (1825).

Among INVENTORS In South Africa

Among inventors born in South Africa, Elon Musk ranks 1After him are Phil Ramone (1934).

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