Chances are you've at least heard of billionaire Elon Musk for once. Whether, it is concerning his title of billionaire or concerning Tesla or even in relation to his vision of wanting to change the world. You wonder who Elon Musk really is and how he became a famous billionaire.

Who is Elon Musk?

Born June 28, 1971 in Pretoria (South Africa), Elon Reeve Musk is a South African engineer, entrepreneur, entrepreneur and billionaire. He was naturalized Canadian in 1988 and then American in 2002. He is passionate about technological science. Elon Musk is the president and CEO of the company SpaceX and the general manager of the automobile company Tesla. He is also the founder of The Boring Company, a tunnel building company, founder of Neuralink, a neurotechnology company and co-founder of Zip2. He was the founder of, which eventually merged with Confinity to take the name PayPal. During the 2000s, Elon Musk made Tesla one of the largest manufacturers of electric cars.

How did he become the richest man in the world?

Like all billionaires, Elon Musk didn't build his wealth overnight. As soon as he arrived in America, after a few years of study, he started small by creating start-ups. This is how he gradually evolved to join the 3 largest fortunes in the world in September 2020. In January 2021, he dethroned Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world since 2017. This meteoric rise took place. Explained by the rise of Tesla securities on Wall Street, in which Elon holds 18% of the shares. The value of Tesla shares is multiplied by more than 7 in 2020. This allowed Elon Musk to hold a fortune of 188.5 billion dollars ahead of Jeff Bezos. It wasn't long before Jeff Bezos returned to his place as the richest man in the world. However, Elon Musk remains the second richest man in the world.