Elon Musk is an American business magnate and investor. Elon Musk co-founded and leads Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, The Boring Company, and OpenAI.
Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 aiming to revolutionise the aerospace industry and make affordable spaceflight. The company entered the arena with the Falcon 1 rocket in 2006 and it was awarded a Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program contract from NASA later that year.
SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch and return a spacecraft from Earth orbit and the first to launch a crewed spacecraft and dock it with the International Space Station (ISS).
With an estimated net worth of around US$203 billion as of June 2022, Musk is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes’ real-time billionaires’ list.