The world’s richest man has stakes in plenty of big businesses and has been involved in other household companies.
South Africa-born Elon Musk is not oft out of the headlines, and his recent acquisition of Twitter has brought the world’s attention upon him again.
Costing around $44 billion, or just under one-fifth of his total wealth, the purchase puts him in a league with the richest men in the world controlling some of the world’s most important media and information companies.
Coming from the humble background of emerald mine owners, Musk made his early break in software companies such as Zip2 and Paypal, before taking the plunge into some huge business ventures.
What companies does Elon Musk have a stake in?
Tesla is perhaps Musk’s most well known business. Though no longer the company head, now CEO, Musk has had enormous say in how the company is run since 2008.
Founded by Musk in 2002, SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer. With NASA taking a backseat in space exploration since the 1980s, SpaceX and its competitors hope to be the companies that can take humanity further into the stars.
Musk co-founded the neurological research company in 2016. Its aim is to treat serious brain disease, as well as attempt to link artificial intelligence with the human mind. Clinical trials are expected to begin soon.
The Boring Company
Founded in 2016, the company is for Musk’s infrastructure planning. In the past, he has discussed his plans for a ‘Hyperloop’ transport system, basically underground tunnels for cars.
Musk’s latest purchase is social media site Twitter. It is not yet known what he will do with the site but he is certain to take it in a new direction.
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