At the beginning of 2020, Elon Musk was the 35th richest person in the world. Today, he’s the second. If there was ever an appropriate use for the word genius, it would be when referring to Elon Musk. You might know that the billionaire started growing his fortune when he started and sold e-payment platform PayPal. Now, here are all the companies that he currently owns.
Tesla is an electric car manufacturing company of which Elon Musk is currently the CEO. Earlier this year, Tesla earned the distinction of being the most valuable United States automaker in history. The company accounts for a majority of Elon Musk’s wealth. The company is worth $208 Billion according to Forbes.
2. Space X
Space X is a company that builds rocket engines and develops private space vehicles. Earlier this year, the company sent two NASA astronauts into space and brought them back safely. It is also responsible for a Star Link program that is intended to provide high speed, low-cost internet across the globe. An independent firm estimated Space X will worth 120 billion USD in the next couple of years. Elon Musk started Space X and owns 54% of its Stock.
3. The Boring Company
Elon Musk owns 90% percent of this company which intends to dig high speed underground tunnels that will connect Los Angeles and Seattle. The system will only be accessible to electronic vehicles. At even a charge of 5 USD per use (which is a overly reasonable assumption), that is a lot of users and a lot more money for Elon Musk.
Elon Musk is the majority owner of Neuralink, a brain-computer interface program. Also earlier this year, Neuralink unveiled a live version of its brain interface which had been implanted into three pigs, and currently allows monitoring of brain activity.
5. Open AI
There isn’t too much information about this company open to the public. However, the company aims to make helpful AI and in 2019, Microsoft invested 1 billion USD in the company.
Elon Musk is a man with futuristic ambitions that he has worked hard to see become reality. Oh and he made a boatload of cash along the way.