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Elon Musk: South African-born American entrepreneur
Elon Reeve Musk is a business magnate, industrial designer, engineer, and philanthropist. He is the founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. Also that year, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People, and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. As of September 2, 2020, his net worth was estimated by Forbes to be US$93.3 billion, making him the 5th richest person in the world. He is also the longest tenured CEO of any automotive manufacturer globally.


SpaceX Wins Pentagon Award for Missile-Tracking Satellites [Video]

SpaceX Wins Pentagon Award for Missile-Tracking Satellites

According to the US Space Development Agency (SDA), Elon Musk's SpaceX secured its first government contract to build satellites.

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Musk says cheaper Tesla batteries 3 years away [Video]

Musk says cheaper Tesla batteries 3 years away

Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla's market value on Tuesday after CEO Elon Musk promised to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $25,000 car that drives itself will be possible -- but..

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Musk hosts Tesla shareholder 'drive-in' [Video]

Musk hosts Tesla shareholder 'drive-in'

CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday outlined Tesla's plans to cut electric vehicle battery design and manufacturing costs at an outdoor version of its shareholders meeting as about 240 shareholders watched,..

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How Much Wealth Did US Billionaires' Earn In The First 6-Months Of The Pandemic [Video]

How Much Wealth Did US Billionaires' Earn In The First 6-Months Of The Pandemic

The wealth of 643 of US' richest billionaires rose from $2.95 trillion to $3.8 trillion between March 18 and September 15. This marks a 29% increase over those six months. That's according to a report..

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Tesla Stock Rallies 10% [Video]

Tesla Stock Rallies 10%

On Wednesday, Tesla shares rallied as much as 10%. The rally added about $32 billion in market value to the company. Other tech stocks like Apple, Amazon were also in the green after the Nasdaq tumbled..

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Tesla's Musk in Germany amid energy market push [Video]

Tesla's Musk in Germany amid energy market push

Elon Musk was seen arriving at an industrial estate in Berlin on Wednesday as he appears to be opening a new front in the European battle for electric car supremacy: the power behind the wheel. This..

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Elon Musk unveils brain-reading chip in pigs [Video]

Elon Musk unveils brain-reading chip in pigs

Elon Musk has revealed that new wireless technology, which he hopes will helppeople with severe neurological conditions, has been implanted into pigs. TheTesla and SpaceX founder showed off the..

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Elon Musk says Tesla's full self-driving Autopilot is coming soon and it's 'clearly going to work'

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Elon Musk's "Neuralink" looks to implant chips into the human brain

The man behind SpaceX and Tesla now wants to get inside your brain. Elon Musk's startup company "Neuralink" is looking to implant chips in the human brain to help treat neural disorders. Some say the..
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Elon Musk calls electric car cross-country journey "important, historical milestone"

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SpaceX capsule and NASA astronauts return to Earth in first splashdown since 1975

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two NASA astronauts, returned to Earth in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by..
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Bezos, Musk, Gates, Obama and others target of cryptocurrency hack on Twitter

Attempt is one of the largest digital security scams to have hit the internet.
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Kanye West tweets he's running for president in 2020, Elon Musk offers 'full support'

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SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station. (May 30)  
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Singer Grimes, SpaceX chief Elon Musk reveal they've got a nickname for their newborn son

The baby was initially named "X Æ A-12" but later renamed "X Æ A-Xii" to conform with California health codes.
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SpaceX sends US astronauts to space station

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station. (May 30)  
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NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with historic SpaceX launch

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Crew on board as SpaceX, NASA to try again for landmark launch of two astronauts

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Prototype of new SpaceX rocket Starship explodes on Texas test pad

A prototype of SpaceX's upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk's space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the..
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk awarded stock worth more than $700 million as electric car maker hits goals

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has qualified for a compensation package worth about $770 million after the electric vehicle company hit financial goals.
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Weather postpones SpaceX's first astronaut launch from Florida

SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would be..
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Ominous weather looms as NASA set to resume human spaceflight with SpaceX takeoff

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'We are go': NASA astronauts Behnken, Hurley set to make history on SpaceX Crew Dragon

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Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $346 million ahead of debut astronaut mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX said on Tuesday that it raised $346.2 million in a new round of funding, a day before it launches two American astronauts to the International Space Station.
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How Elon Musk took SpaceX from an idea to the cusp of making history

Industrial maverick Elon Musk started SpaceX with a spark nearly 20 years ago. Now it's set to take astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Musk's SpaceX set for debut astronaut mission, renewing NASA's crewed launch program

Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending the U.S. space agency's..
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'Looks better tbh': Grimes and Elon Musk slightly change baby's name to comply with state law

Elon Musk and Grimes have tweaked their baby's famous name after California officials pointed out the moniker didn't comply with vital records rules.
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Elon Musk, Grimes want to name their newborn son X Æ A-12, but California isn't having it

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Grimes opens up about coronavirus keeping her from seeing loved ones after welcoming baby with Elon Musk

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Elon Musk shares first photo of his and Grimes' new baby boy: 'Mom and baby all good'

Elon Musk and Grimes have baby news! The couple welcomed their first child together on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Zuck vs. Musk: Reopen the country or wait for coronavirus to subside?

Facebook founder is worried that some states, like Georgia and Florida, are moving too fast to end Stay at Home orders, while Elon Musk isn't.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk acquires 1,200+ ventilators from China to help alleviate coronavirus shortage

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From $1 billion Musk trial to jury duty being put on hold, coronavirus hits U.S. courts

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Elon Musk congratulates Tesla on making 1 million electric cars

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President Trump, Billie Eilish, Elon Musk among the 20 influential people to watch in 2020

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