In Their Own Words: Elon Musk

Explore this billionaire's quest to save our planet and take mankind to worlds beyond.

Elon Musk was a multi-millionaire by the time he reached the age of thirty-one. He is one of a new breed of what the New York Times called “thrillionaires,” high-tech entrepreneurs who are using their newfound wealth to help turn science-fiction dreams into reality. His story is about a thrilling 21st century Iron Man come alive.

Always thinking about the next big thing, Musk’s determination to try everything and anything and see what sticks, is fascinating – again and again, he puts everything he has on the line – to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars - to advance his SpaceX programs and get more than just astronauts into space. Musk is determined that someday, his spacecraft will allow ordinary people to reach - and live safely - on other planets. Musk is also the driving force behind Tesla, considered the world’s best electric car, Hyperloop travel systems and significant advances in AI. Nothing is impossible, in the mind of Elon Musk.

The bullied boy that was told that he wouldn’t amount to anything, the young innovator who was told he was crazy, the self-taught rocket scientist who bet it all on his dreams… is now one of richest men in the world – and the future of space exploration and perhaps, the future of humanity – is in his hands.