Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. His father was an engineer, and his mother was a nutritionist and model.

Musk co-founded the online payment company PayPal (originally known as Confinity) in 1999 .In 2002, Elon Musk founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.)

Elon Musk became the CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors  in 2004. Tesla has pioneered the development and production of electric vehicles, including the Tesla Roadster, Model S, Model 3 

Musk proposed the concept of the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation system, in 2013. The Hyperloop aims to transport passengers in pods through a network of low-pressure tubes at speeds exceeding airline speeds. 

Musk co-founded Neuralink in 2016, a neurotechnology company who focused on developing implantable brain-machine interfaces. The company's goal is to enhance human cognitive abilities and potentially address neurological disorders.

Elon Musk served as an inspiration for the portrayal of Tony Stark, the fictional character in the Iron Man movies. The character's entrepreneurial spirit and futuristic vision draw parallels to Musk's own endeavors 

Musk is a vocal advocate for sustainable energy and reducing humanity's reliance on fossil fuels. Tesla's efforts in electric vehicle production and energy storage through products like the Powerwall and Powerpack reflect his commitment to clean energy solutions. 

Musk has expressed a long-standing ambition to establish a self-sustaining human colony on Mars. 

He has outlined plans for SpaceX's Starship spacecraft, which aims to transport humans to the Red Planet and enable the colonization of Mars.