His name has become more and more mainstream over recent years, but who is Elon Musk? Billionaire? Yes, but much more than just that. Elon is said to have been the ‘real life Iron Man’ and was researched when creating the film franchise for inspiration. Is he such a rockstar? Or philanthropist?
The video above goes some way to explaining the man who isn’t as famous as the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, but his businesses could be much more important in the long term. He has a desire to better the world, and his inventions and projects revolve around exactly this, from the hyperloop to tesla motors to spaceEx, Elon is using his considerable wealth to become one of the most important men for the future of society.
Musk has some controversial views on subject matter such as politics, and is seen as an enigmatic figure in the world of entrepreneurship and business, but his forward thinking is, quite simply, something the world needs a lot more of if society is to move forward, and the planet is to survive the strain we are putting it under.