He loves to play with fire, does not tolerate teaching, mock any power, does not know respect, trust, the meaning of human relationships – Elmo Musk or Mr. Tesla.
Where is Tesla? "The issue is floating around the company around the scandals of the past period. Even as a response it can be seen that recently, the founder of the favorite old car of Elon Musk, a Tesla Roadster, in the SpaceX missile, set off from the Kennedy Space Center for the Our space mission for millions of years. "Do not worry," was on the sports car board, cited by Douglas Adams Galaxis as a travel guide, and Musk looked at the shot, seriously thinking that in tens of millions of years the Red Roadster He came back to Venus or on Earth. Perhaps he even thought he would be present at the landing because he did not know it impossible. "I want to die in Marson, and not necessarily hang," he said.
"My girlfriend will have fun"
In early August, Elon Musk surprised his investors by announcing on Twitter that they would take parts of Tesla from the stock market. He mentioned the current exchange rate of about $ 10,000, an offer of $ 420, referring to a Saudi fund. At the end of August, he was recaptured, but was frustrated by several shareholders and the United States Stock Exchange, saying he deliberately created uncertainties and manipulated the market rate. The shares went up first and were plagued with the second ad. According to the SEC, the "fraudulent advert and error of Musk" caused damage to investors and filed suit against him. After it became clear that they were actually negotiating with a Saudi base, but it did not cost a price, many people guessed why they raised $ 420 to Musk. The BBC journalist also received the answer: "I thought my girlfriend would have fun with this."
Consumers of marijuana understand what they want, which is the best time to cure afternoon 4 hours and 20 minutes (4:20). In September, Musk did not bother to take the lawn to the public on a live television show. But Wall Street did not understand the joke, Musk had to go back. It was linked to the SEC: for three years, the president of Tesla, said, but remained CEO, can not pay and pay the fine of 20-20 million dollars imposed on him and the company, as well as controlling the public communication of Tesla. But not long after, Musk returned to announce, of course on Twitter. He proposed a name change for the SEC, which he thought was a fantastic job to enrich so-called short-distance speculators. Therefore, he considered that the old Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could be replaced by the Shortseller Enrichment Commission, a new name for stock exchange supervision, which would not change its abbreviation either.
Playing very well
In the fatter days of September, Musk dealt with the giant recyclable rocket developed by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and, in principle, to reach Mars. For now, however, he directed the Moon, in fact, he himself recruited tourists to travel in the heavenly body. There were many candidates, among them the businessman himself chose the billionaire Maezava Juszak, the founder of the largest online fashion store in Japan, the old punkdobos for the first passenger of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR). Maezava hastened to announce, bought all the space and made plans with artists.
SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Musk. The name of the company is as important as the Dragon spacecraft, which landed successfully on Earth and then returned successfully to the Earth, later arrived at the International Space Station, then it will be coupled and recovered safely after the shipment was removed. SpaceX has developed the family of pitchers Falcon 9, a novelty that is reusable, that is, returns to the ground. His first trip was successful and the second was not harmless. Since then, they have had many successful releases, most recently, in early October, an Argentine satellite was sold to Terra Falcon Orchid 9 and later returned unharmed to the Vandenberg launch station.
The engineer-inventor Musk plays in all fields. SolarCity, based on the use of solar energy, is the highlight of environmental awareness. From his latest business, Hyperloop will release a new chapter on the shipment. The capsule at a speed of 1200 km per hour will be powered by solar energy. The Boring company aims to solve metropolitan floodplains through underground routing networks to offer high-speed elevators that can travel speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour.
The machine to make money
But the real and important business for Musk is undoubtedly Tesla, who arrived in 2004 and took the lead in 2008. The electric car is the future – he acknowledged and did not confuse. The company was born in the Palo Altos garage, nowadays it offers work for 40,000 people, its stock market capitalization is comparable to General Motors. However, profitability is still doubtful. Without musk, Tesla would not be more than a money-making machine, but it would be destroyed under the current $ 9 billion debt strike, analysts say. But Tesla is different from the other, it is unlikely that the moment arises when it is possible to say that everything is perfect in the company, the basis of operation is the principle of "problem at heart of the problem", but its autonomous controller as a freelance always finds the exit
The electric car company was buried several times. In June, for example, the company was forced to close almost 10 percent, according to analysts, near total bankruptcy after Model 3 did not generate expected revenues. Model S and Model X offered a minimum of $ 80,000 for $ 35,000 for Model 3, which in principle made it more widely available. Musk promised 500 thousand Tesla cars for 2018 and 1 million in 2020, which meant a bold assertion in the light of nearly 100,000 sales in 2017.
At the Fremont factory, where X and S models have been around since 2010, it was not surprising that the 1000 robot could not do the job. Instead of the Model 5000 per week, a total of 2000 wagons left the tape from August 2017 until the end of December. Tesla's super automation was a big mistake, "it's my fault," acknowledged Musk, claiming that the importance of human contribution was underestimated and manufactured in "crazy" bandwidths. All this was shared with the public on Twitter for his "nozzle" favorite. He then set up a new builder at the beginning of 2018 in the factory parking lot under a tent …
Tesla was ahead
Doubts are plentiful, but things work. As it was published in recent months, Tesla has been the world leader in the world of electric cars, selling 83,500 cars in the last quarter, of which 55,840 have been sold since the first car model, Model 3. At the same time, it would be premature to say that the operation It was free of problems and the problems of logistics were not resolved. The New York Times makes it clear that vehicles are billed in the California and Colorado car park, and customers are waiting. Few delivery crews, but now they are beginning to make: "The production of hell is in the logical box," Musk said on Twitter. Currently there are about 420,000 memories for the "sexy" Model 3, fans are eager to anticipate delivery delays and, when they finally approach the miracle, everyone is capable of performing a fun and easy to use, already theatrical, pardon all.
Few people stop for that
Is there any kind of physical law that prevents me from doing what I imagined, if I do not, then I do that? This is the basis of a talent, in some sense of the Musk autistic. He likes to play with fire, he does not tolerate teaching, he is a monster of all the manifestos of power. He does not know the respect, the confidence, the meaning of the human relations; This is also the reason why few people meet him. You just want to cooperate with the best, you are bound to force it on the brink of violence and he will talk to you, and it will be immediately discarded. For 12 years, his faithful helper, Mary Beth Brown, flew immediately after a low salary.
Surrounded by fanatics and hackers, 50 senior engineers have left Muscat in the last two years. His thoughts are constantly tied by voluntary responsibility: he wants to save mankind from self-destruction. He would solve the problem of heating with electric cars, using solar energy, and if the Earth's efforts proved to be low, they would colonize Mars. His innumerable demonstrations show: he is crazy but cautious. He uses the latest advances in scientific research, but fears that one day artificial intelligence goes beyond the human brain and endangers humanity. "You should not avoid doing crazy," he said at the Boston MIT conference, while urging the creation of an institution for the controlled development of artificial intelligence.
In a timely manner
The private life of Elon Musk is as strange as your business. In 2008, he left his first wife, Justine Wilson, a physical actress, mother of five of her children. Twice he took the actress Talulah Riley, joined Amber Heard and former wife of Johnny Depp and now lives with Canadian singer Grimes, 17 years younger. His relationship can last a long time after Musk slept more with the friend of Tesla Larry Page (founder of Google, now CEO of Alpha) as his common house. 15-20 hours of work per day and every day of the week, this is the dance order of Musk. Live your life Normally, Monday morning in the picturesque Los Angeles residential neighborhood, you can spend all day in SpaceX. Tomorrow morning is a look at the issues of missiles and then go to the Silicon Valley, where he will spend two days at Tesla. On Thursday, again, Los Angeles and SpaceX are the program, while the five children play the lead role: twin and twin twins.
Musk came from South Africa, where he was transferred to Canada at age 17 when he wanted to settle. He studied physics and economics, then applied to Stanford, California, after two diplomas. They took him, but they left him in two days to "address the problems that are important for the future of humanity." Of course, that was money. He named Zip2 as his brother Kim2 with his Kimball brother in 1995, who provided local news and ads online for major media; Among the buyers were The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune. Zip2 had 341 million dollars in 1999 for Compaq. This was based on PayPalt that provided payment services over the Internet. Two years later, Ebay bought the payment platform for 1,500 million dollars. So much has been done since then, and the creative partners have joined the Musk brothers.
His cousins, the Rive brothers, also came from South Africa to America. On the streets of Santa Cruz, skating on skateboards, they collided in unknown companies, offering their computer services in the late 90s. Soon they learned that it was convenient to find out in a comfortable way to leave the door to door. They created the software to access remotely from the client's computer system, and this was the birthplace of Everdream, whose debut campaign has remained memorable for a long time at Silicon Valley. All possible surfaces were fired with Lyndon Rive's naked and kicked image, a boy who was a hockey diver and a diver, with a computer, covered the part of the body he did not want to show. "Do not let IT systems fall", the inscription on the posters was.
In the summer of 2004, the cousins, the three Rive, Lyndon, Peter and Russ and Elon Musk began an arctic caravan in the Black Rock desert at the Burning Man festival, but they also expected to remember the crazy adventures of childhood on the road. It has become more and more, the idea of a company that is used for solar energy has been fixed. The four great ones did not waste time, explored all the opportunities during two years and they knew the secrets and the economic possibilities of the profession. They installed SolarCity, beyond what is an independent company, the other businesses in Musk, to become an important part of the Musk business, incorporating the concept called "united land" by the founder, in which the various activities have long-term support . At the moment, Tesla, SolarCity, batteries also sell SolarCity solar cells for electric charge stations and, of course, Tesla and SpaceX share many operational secrets.
Hyperloop in Los Angeles
Musk announced the day the first tunnel in Los Angeles was almost complete, where vehicles could reach the city from one end of the city in 6 minutes. Only 45 minutes by car. In the details until now, the platforms on the surface will slip with pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles in a tube that practically does not have an air resistance and the capsules work without problems in the fine air cushion. Hyperloop (for now) would drive travelers to their destination at 250 km / h. The inauguration will be on December 10, the first day the public can try the futuristic mode for free. According to Musk, a rider will not charge more than a ticket price for Hyperloop.
Then he told his Twitter followers: "It's worth it" – commenting on the $ 20 million penalty imposed by the SEC. He did not reject, after November 13, he will be Tesla's new president. James Murdoch, who joined the board last year, remains the 21st Century Fox president and now reports that his brother, Lachlan Murdoch, handed over the handlebar. Tesla lost losses with third-quarter earnings of $ 312 million, while the balance of the previous quarter showed a loss of 717 million. The company has been successful twice since its launch six years ago, with 11 million in 2013 and profits of 16 million dollars in 2016. Wall Street rewarded the last announcements with a 12 percent increase in prices.