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Elon Musk

Entrepreneur running startups in commercial space exploration, solar energy and electric cars

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Elon Musk is a South African-American entrepreneur and inventor. The founder of PayPal, he also co-founded SpaceX, a space transportation company, in 2002 and Tesla Motors, a company specializing in electric cars, in 2003. “Elon is a paragon of enthusiasm, good humor and curiosity—a Renaissance man in an era that needs them,” wrote the director Jon Favreau in Time Magazine.

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