Elon Musk Celebrates his 45th Birthday Today: 25 Unknown Facts About the Real Iron Man

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As everyone knows, Elon Reeve Musk is a man of vision, real-life Iron Man and a voracious reader, who wants to colonize Mars.

Elon Musk Turns 45 Today! 25 Things You Need to Know About Him!

The South African-born Canadian-American business magnate is known for founding some big companies including Tesla, Solar city, Space X, and Paypal.

Elon Musk became famous when SpaceX launched a rocket that would send the first commercial vehicle to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Also, this man is a sheer example of many for following his passion with determination, even though he failed a lot of times. In order to celebrate his 45th birthday, we have collected 25 unknown facts that make Elon Musk one of the amazing CEO's today.

Fact #1

He sold his first own computer program (Blaster- a video game) for $500 (approx Rs. 33,900) at the age of 12.

Fact #2

Musk received 7% ($22 million) from the sale of Zip2 which was founded along with his brother at the age of 27.

Fact #3

He co-founded PayPal which was later acquired by eBay or USD $ 1.5 Billion. Musk holds 11.7% of those shares.

Fact #4

Jon Favreau, Director of Iron Man (2008 movie) states that Elon Musk was the inspiration for the character of Tony stark played by Robert Downey, Jr. (actor)

Fact #5

Musk has described himself as a workaholic who routinely invests 100 hours per week.

Fact #6

Elon's father is an Engineer, while his mother was a model. 

Fact #7

Right from the age of 7 he used to read for 10 hours a day.

Fact #8

At Canada, he worked in a boiler room shoveling dirt for $18/hour.

Fact #9

Once he got an internship at a bank and thrown out for using executive's coffee machine despite being the top performer.

Fact #10

He left Stanford Ph.D. after 2 days of joining.

Fact #10

Elon crashes his $1 million McLaren F1 soon after buying it.

Fact #12

In 2008 when NASA contract of $1.6bn saved SpaceX from bankruptcy. 

Fact #13

First rocket launch failure in June 2015 after 19 successful launches.

Fact #14

Elon Musk did a guest role in sitcom show "The Big Bang Theory". The episode entitled "The Platonic Permutation".

Fact #15

Elon Musk owns a car which was used in 1977 James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me". 

Fact #16

The SpaceX factory was used as a location in Iron Man 2.

Fact #17

Musk met his first wife, Justine Musk who is a Canadian author while they were both students at Queen's University. They married in 2000.

Fact #18

Elon Musk has signed the Giving Pledge, promising to donate the majority of their wealth to philanthropic efforts, just like Bill Gates and others.

Fact #19

In 2013, Musk introduced Hyperloop, a new form of transportation that has the potential to send people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in half an hour through pressurized tubes. 

Fact #20

Musk named his robots at the Tesla manufacturing facility after X-men characters including Xavier, Iceman, Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Vulcan, and Havoc.

Fact #21

Esquire magazine listed Musk's name in the list of 75 most influential people of the 21st century. 

Fact #22

Elon Musk can finish one hamburger in 3 bites and also, he wants to put a roller coaster in Tesla Factory.

Fact #23

Elon Musk likes Whiskey, french food and BBQ.

Fact #24

Elon consumes 8 cans of diet coke as well as several large cups of coffee to stay focused.

Fact #25

Lives by the first principles of physics in making business decisions and conclusions.

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