Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Elon Musk—and a Little More

Falcon 9 lauch. Photo: SpaceX

Yesterday, the same man that sent a rocket into space also had his company announce the release date for one of the most efficient electric cars on the market. Elon Musk, the 224th richest man in the United States and the father of five children, watched as his SpaceX team successfully launched what could be the first commercially-produced rocket and spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station.

On the same day, the South African billionaire’s other company, Tesla, announced the first deliveries on June 22 of a mass-produced electric car that can get more than 300 miles per charge and is priced under $50,000. It's probably not a coincidence that both items were released on the same day. Still, how was Musk able to accomplishment such huge technological feats in different industries?

Model S. Photo: Tesla Motors

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