Elon Musk is a successful businessman and investor who has $261 billion in net worth and currently holds the title of “wealthiest person in the world.” He is the current owner and CTO of X (formerly Twitter), CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Inc., and serves in leadership roles on several other projects and business ventures. He also co-founded X.com, which would later become PayPal.
Musk is known for sharing controversial views via Twitter and his active participation in meme trends. Musk’s public tweets praising Bitcoin and Dogecoin have been credited with inflating their prices, with some of his statements about cryptocurrency being criticized as market manipulation.
Elon Musk in the News
Interviews with Elon Musk
- May 2023 CNBC Interview with Sam Altman
- Joe Rogan Experience #1169 - Elon Musk The famous podcast episode where Elon Musk smoked weed (occurs around 2 hours, 10 minutes)
Elon Musk FAQ
What’s Elon Musk’s net worth?
Elon Musk is the wealthiest man in the world with a current net worth of 248.2 billion USD.
Did Elon Musk create PayPal?
Elon Musk did not create PayPal – this is a common misconception. PayPal was established in 1998. In 1999, Elon Musk co-founded his own online financial services platform, then known as X.com (not to be confused with social media platform of today). In 2000, X.com merged with online bank Confinity (who at that time owned the PayPal money transfer service) to avoid competition.