Ten interesting facts about Elon Musk(Richest person in the world)

Some people know Tesla CEO Elon Musk surpassed Amazon's Jeff Bezos to become the richest man in the world after his net worth reached $186 billion.

Ten interesting facts about Elon Musk(Richest person in the world)

There would only a few people on this planet who would react by saying “how strange” after they learn that they have become the richest person in the world.

So, here are ten surprising facts about Elon Musk that many didn’t know.

Musk created a video game at age 12, sold it for $500

Musk created a video game called ‘Blastar’ at age 12. He wrote the computer programming for the game which was science fiction inspired game similar to Space Invaders. The game was later published by a South African company who paid Musk $500 for its source code.  

Musk dropped out of Stanford in two days

Elon Musk earned two bachelor’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania after which he moved to California to study Physics at Stanford. Surprisingly, he dropped out just after two days to found his company, Zip2 Corporation.  

Musk has six children, all of whom are boys 

Musk has six children, all of whom are boys. His first wife gave birth to a set of twins (Xavier and Griffin) in 2004 and then triplets (Kai, Saxon and Damian) in 2006. 

In 2018, Musk began dating Canadian Singer Claire Elise Boucher and two years later had a son with her named X Æ A-12 Musk (pronounced x-ash-a-12). 

Musk has founded eight companies to date 

Elon Musk has founded a total of eight companies – Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, Hyperloop, OpenAI, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. 

Musk has made appearances in Hollywood

Musk has made cameos in American sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory, Simpsons, Iron Man 2 and South Park.  

Musk wanted to sell Tesla

It was in 2013 that Musk almost sold Tesla to Google for $11 billion. At that time Tesla was not the company it is today and was leaking copious amounts of money for Elon. At that time, he reached out to Alphabet CEO Larry Page for a takeover.  

He had even reached out to Apple CEO Tim Cook to sell the company but Tim refused to meet Musk.