Are you wondering how someone can achieve so much success? So, here’s a story for you. Have you ever heard the name – Elon Musk?
Yes, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors. Do you know about Tesla Motors?
Let me tell you it’s a top world-leading electric car company, and it also builds energy generation & storage products. Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors and the founder and chief designer of SpaceX, early investor, Solar City, open AI.
In your college days, you would have heard about divergent thinking. Your teachers suggest you think differently and do something different from others. This guy is a real-life example of it as it seems like he did scholar in out of the box things.
We would have watched movies like CON Air, Airline, Air America, United93, and many more. These movies show us all about aviation, but Elon Musk discovered more of it for accelerated transportation known as Hyperloop.
Okay! Now let me tell you, have we ever thought about settling over the moon and playing with stars. Yes, we never have thought of it. Let’s leave because he is already out of orbit.
Elon Musk is the best-known CEO of the electric car manufacturer, SpaceX (Aerospace manufacturer) with a $500 billion wealth. He has been the CEO of PayPal (an online transaction app). He did so though he dropped out of university.
Elon Musk was born and brought up in South Africa. He got tremendous support from his engineer father and dietician mother to nurture his passion for technology. At the age of 10, he learned programming himself and built a video game called Blastar at the age of 12. As he was different from other children at this early age, he got bullied by his classmates and even beat him brutally once hospitalized.
He did his graduation from Pretoria Boys High School in 1988. Then he moved to Canada in 1999, where he took admission to Queen’s University to avoid South Africa’s mandatory military service.
As he was facing a shortage of money, he had to work on low paid jobs to survive there. He attended Wharton Business School in Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in economics. Then he started his graduate program in physics at Stanford University.
In 1995, Musk with his brother Kimbal started zip2, an IT company. The company struggled a lot. This is the story where his journey begins to become a powerful and successful man. Electric cars used to be considered slow and useless cars at that time, but Elon wants to change it.
At the same time, he was facing bankruptcy but still invested $80 million in Tesla Motors. In the beginning, cars were costly, so he had to face failure as some of the top TV shows started spreading negativity for his brand, but Elon Musk didn’t give up. He fought back and stood firm. Took some bold decisions, fired some employees and co-founder as well.
Elon Musk continuously tried to make strategies for innovation and decision making, which made Tesla a world-leading company. Now the company is manufacturing Tesla Roadster 2.0, which will be the world’s fastest car ever.
Tesla became the Top World Leading Company. If anyone heard about electric cars, they always think of Tesla. It has no alternative in fast speed cars.
It faced the same failure as Tesla. They launched their first rocket but failed to reach orbit that too three times. He had to spend millions of dollars on every failure. If they had to face one more failure, they had nothing left with them.
But he didn’t give up and tried for the fourth time, and you know what? They got to succeed. Later on, there is no point in turning back. Now SpaceX is the first private company that sends spacecraft to international space stations. At the age of 12, he taught himself rocket science as a regular subject.
His attitude of never giving up brought him to this height of success. Once, Elon said in an interview, “if something is important enough, you should try, even if the probable outcome is a failure.” Later he proved this with his hard work and got success even after facing many failures and became a world-leading entrepreneur.
Elon Musk Net Worth
As of December 2020, Elon Musk has a $147.4 billion net worth. Musk earns cash-based income on increasing market capital, which the company hoped to earn over the next ten years. He is the founder of Tesla and SpaceX and Co-founder & designer of PayPal, Solar City, and the Boring Company.
We people think of failure before even trying, and this thought of failure doesn’t let us put our leg in anything new. You know every time you fall you can learn how to get up. Failure is not about leaving things behind without trying.
If you fall seven times, there is always a chance you will stand up an eighth time. So, keep trying. Failures make you learn how things can work in a better way.
When you feel like giving up, it seems like nothing is working, but this is the time where your real journey starts. Always remember this you never get scared from failures and always be consistent in chasing your Dreams – you’ll surely get success.
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