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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 and investor. 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$242 billion as of July 25, 2022, Musk is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes' real-time billionaires list.Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, where he grew up. He briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada at age 17, acquiring citizenship through his Canadian-born mother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elon Musk has received more than 122,182,625 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 107 in 2019). Elon Musk is the 8th most popular inventor (up from 44th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from South Africa (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular 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 8 out of 354Before him are Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Johannes Gutenberg, James Watt, Alexander Graham Bell, and Henry Ford. After him are Karl Benz, Guglielmo Marconi, Louis Braille, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, and Rudolf Diesel.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1971, Elon Musk ranks 1After him are Tupac Shakur, Justin Trudeau, Jared Leto, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Pep Guardiola, Julian Assange, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, and Anna Netrebko.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Elon Musk ranks 3 out of 374Before him are Nelson Mandela (1918) and J. R. R. Tolkien (1892). After him are Sarah Baartman (1788), Desmond Tutu (1931), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Shaka (1787), Christiaan Barnard (1922), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Miriam Makeba (1932), and Charlize Theron (1975).

Among INVENTORS In South Africa

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

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