Elon Musk

Founder, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, & Solar City

When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. It's usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation,
Elon Musk

About the Innovator

From the idea of "aggregating all of your financial services seamlessly" to multiplanetary existence for the human species, Elon Musk is driven by ideas that propose to fundamentally change the way we live. Building on the financial success of his Internet ventures, the entrepreneur-inventor has gone on to take risk, reward and unconventional thinking to new levels entirely.

Why He Innovates

A serial entrepreneur who bought his first computer at the age of 10 and sold his first commercial software at the age of 12, Elon Musk decided to get into “three important areas” after obtaining an undergraduate degree in economics: the Internet, space, and clean energy. As a cofounder of X.com (later PayPal), SpaceX and Tesla Motors, he has created organizations focused on commercializing innovations in all three.