Elon Musk named Most Influential Man of the year

The man who topped Askmen.com‘s annual Most Influential Man list, is Elon Musk. Indeed, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO and PayPal co founder Elon Musk has managed to snare that title.

Elon Musk (born 28 June 1971) is an American business magnate, investor, and inventor.He is currently the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. After studying commerce at the Queen’s School of Business for two years, Musk transferred to the University of Pennsylvania to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. He founded SpaceX and led Tesla Motors and PayPal.

In March 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services and e-mail payment company. One year later, the company acquired Confinity, which operated a subsidiary called PayPal. Musk developed the person-to-person payment platform and renamed his company PayPal.

PayPal’s early growth was due in large part to a successful viral growth campaign created by Musk. In October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for US$1.5 billion in stock. Before its sale, Musk, the company’s largest shareholder, owned 11.7% of PayPal’s shares.

Musk founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), in June 2002 and is the CEO and CTO. SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles with a focus on advancing the state of rocket technology. The company’s first two launch vehicles are the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets and its first spacecraft is Dragon.

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