At the age of 12, Elon Musk taught himself computer programming. He founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport services company, in May 2002, and is CEO and lead designer today. He also co-founded Tesla Inc. in 2003, an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer of which he is its CEO and product architect.
Musk reported that his goals for SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity moving forward. These goals include the reduction of global warming through the production of sustainable energy and reducing the “risk of human extinction” via the contact and establishment of human inhabitation on Mars.
The world’s richest man is never short on controversy. Elon Musk officially wants to end his deal to buy Twitter, according to a letter sent by his lawyer on Friday. The letter says Musk has made multiple attempts to get more information regarding the number of spam or fake accounts on Twitter’s website. Twitter says those accounts amount to less than 5% of users.
Musk has expressed concern over spam accounts since Twitter accepted his $44 billion offer to buy the company in April. It remains to be seen whether Twitter challenges Musk in court over this termination.
The site would have joined a growing list of companies tied to the billionaire. Over the past five decades, Musk has become the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI and Neuralink, all while focused on his long-term goal: escaping Earth and colonizing Mars.