The Success Story of the Real Iron Man – Elon Musk

Although many claim to be the real “Iron Man” you should know that Elon Musk truly earned this
title.
If you don’t already know, Elon Reeve Musk is a South-African born American that is most
commonly known for his accomplishments and achievements in some of the most successful
companies today. Musk is best known for finding an opportunity and making it happen.
Early Life
Musk is 47 years old and born in South Africa. Being the oldest sibling of the Musk family, Elon
always knew how to grasp the moment and seize the opportunity at hand. At the age of 12, Musk was
already able to earn money using his diverse skills and super-powers. He sold codes that he wrote for
an arcade video game for $500.
He was actually able to earn money by introducing one of his first businesses with his brother called
Zip2. In 1995, the Musk brothers were able to find investors to start investing in this software
company they marketed as an Internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry.
Successful Career Path
Elon Musk is well-known for being a very significant asset, either by contributing his skills and
abilities to the company or also by means of investing in it. Some of his achievements include:
Tesla Motors
Elon Musk is probably most famous for his achievements with Tesla Motors by means of investing
$80 million and becoming its CEO and main product architect. Many believe that Tesla was actually
the company that allowed him to become a millionaire as the company revenue stands at $21.46
billion today. Musk revolutionized the electric cars, the Tesla Roadster 2.0 is the world’s fastest car
ever, for instance. Tesla is now ruling the electric car market universally.
SpaceX
In 2002, Must founded this private American aerospace manufacturer called Space Exploration
Technologies Corp. It achieved some of the greatest successes in the history of aerospace including:
the world’s first reflight, the first land and drone ship landing, the first private spacecraft to visit the
International Space Station, and so much more.
HyperLoop One
Hyperloop One, is an American transportation technology company that Musk greatly contributed to
by various means. In 2013, Musk was able to make money from a concept he unveiled for high-speed
transportation by reducing pressure tubes in which capsules ride on.
The Real “Iron Man”
It has been said that Elon Musk is part of the inspiration for the main character in the movie Iron Man
played by Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in Marvel, the most famous
American comic books.
The Iron Man character was created to portray abilities of genius-level intellect, to be a proficient
scientist and an engineer. All of which can be seen in the personality of Elon Musk. In addition to
that, Elon Musk tends to stutter during his presentations and in front of large groups of crowds.

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