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Elon Musk has recently making headlines after launching a Tesla Roadster into space through his company called SpaceX.

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971 in South Africa. He is of Canadian and American descent. Elon Musk is one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of 20.8 billion with being the CEO of three big companies called, CEO and co-founder of Neuralink, CEO and co-founder of Tesla, and the founder and CEO of SpaceX. Neuralink is a company founded in July of 2016, so it is a pretty recent company. It is a company designed to make implantable brain computers, which means that they are trying to cure big diseases by using technology. The company is also very expensive in terms of if people want to buy something and they are hoping to sell 100 million dollars in stock. Tesla is a big company of the future of cars. Tesla was founded in 2003 in Delaware. Tesla cars are known for being electric and their energy storage. In 2014 was when the Tesla model S was released, which was one of the most popular and best selling electric cars of 2015 and 2016 and was able to sell 200,000 of that model of car by 2017. The cars msrp, or price, starts at 68,000 but can go up to 135,000 depending on the model you choose to get. The Tesla model X which is an suv was also released in 2014, and what was unique about it was that the doors in the back are butterfly doors which means that they go upwards. This car as well is a full electric car. It starts at a 79,000 price but can reach a 140,000 price depending on the model in which you would desire. These cars are also known for having auto driving technologies as well, which is really cool. There are also 2 other models as well, one being the tesla model 3, which is the semi-affordable car, starting at 35,000 dollars, but the really famous car is the Tesla Roadster that is being released in 2020. This car was recently launched into space through Elon Musk’s other company, SpaceX.

SpaceX is a company that was founded in 2002. The biggest things that happened for SpaceX was first in 2008 when they launched the Falcon 1 into orbit, then it was a couple more launches then it got to 2018 when Elon Musk launched a Tesla roadster into space. During that time, there were also three boosters launched but only two were successfully launched. He now launches aircrafts for mostly commercial purposes.

Overall, Elon Musk is an extremely successful man that is now the 52nd richest man in the world after lot of work and effort into his 3 successful companies.

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