Top 10 unknown & interesting facts about Elon Musk
From being the real-life Tony Stark to a thrillionaire, we present you with unknown & interesting facts about Elon Musk.
The Edge Lord, Crytpo enthusiast, Prankster, Star-Lord, the world’s richest businessman, Elon Musk has many such titles. Everyone knows Musk as a tech-savvy billionaire but there are many unknown & interesting facts about him. Let’s take a look at some facts about Elon Musk.
Top 10 facts about Elon Musk:
1. Made & sold a game at the age of 12
At the age of 12, when others are busy figuring out how to play games, Elon Musk created a space fighting game called ‘Blastar.’ Later he sold it to PC and Office Technology magazine for $500.
2. Dropped out of Stanford
Elon Musk joined the prestigious Stanford University in California for pursuing PhD in applied physics. Musk dropped out of Stanford after just 2 days to pursue his dream in the business world.
3. First startup
After dropping out of Stanford University, Musk started his first business venture as Zip2. It provided maps & business directories to newspapers. Later it was sold to Compaq for $307 million.
4. Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google
As per Ashlee Vance, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Musk made a deal with Google’s Larry Page to sell Tesla for $11 billion. Later on, the deal was called off after the sales of its Model S began to rise.
5. Appeared in ‘The Simpsons’ & ‘The Big Bang Theory’
In 2015, Elon Musk appeared as a character in the popular television show, The Simpsons. The episode was titled ‘The Musk Who Fell to Earth.’ Musk has also appeared in The Big Bang Theory & Iron Man 2.
6. Real-life Tony Stark (Iron Man)
The popular reel tech-savvy Tony Stark’s character from the movie Iron Man was based on Elon Musk. Iron Man director Jon Favreau said to Time Magazine that Robert Downey Jr himself approached to Elon Musk to learn about his mannerism.
7. Runs a school for his kids
Elon Musk runs a school for his kids at SpaceX headquarters. He has named the school as ‘Ad Astra’ which means travel to stars. It is a non-profit school which also admits some of the kids of SpaceX employees.
8. Fan of rapper Kanye West
Elon Musk is a fan of Kanye West & terms him as his inspiration. The Tesla CEO has been praising Kanye West for years.
9. A thrillionaire
Elon Musk is also called as a thrillionaire who wants to make science fiction a reality.
10. Challenged Vladimir Putin for a fight
This is the most craziest thing ever done by Elon Musk. Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war the billionaire challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin for single combat with Ukraine at the stake
These were the top 10 unknown & interesting facts about Elon Musk.