You will make someone very happy one day. [2][354] They later had five sons through in vitro fertilization[355]—twins in 2004, followed by triplets in 2006. The entire launch stack has also been called Starship since September 2019. Elon Musk has overtaken Jeff Bezos as the richest man in the world. And it doesn't go all the time. [229][230] On August 30, using details produced during the alleged investigation,[231] Musk sent a BuzzFeed News reporter who had written about the controversy an email prefaced with "off the record" and claimed that Unsworth is a "single white guy from England who's been traveling to or living in Thailand for 30 to 40 years... until moving to Chiang Rai for a child bride who was about 12 years old at the time." [9] A centi-billionaire,[10] Musk became the richest person in the world in January 2021.[11]. Musk says that the free market would achieve the best solution, and that producing environmentally unfriendly vehicles should come with its own consequences. In January 2019, Mark Harris of The Guardian noted that the Musk foundation had "added a line to its website, stating its support for the "development of safe artificial intelligence to benefit humanity". [26] They housed the venture at a small rented office in Palo Alto. "[252] Prompted by the emergence of artificial intelligence, Musk has voiced support for a universal basic income;[253] he additionally backs direct democracy and has stated he thinks the government on Mars will be a direct democracy. 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[273] He has engaged with short-selling critics via social media and used Tesla merchandise as a means of mocking those who short the Tesla stock. Tesla founder Elon Musk says he once tried to sell his car firm to Apple at a tenth of its current value, but he says company chief Tim Cook wouldn't take a meeting. [104], Tesla, Inc. (originally Tesla Motors) was incorporated in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who financed the company until the Series A round of funding. ", "Elon Musk's baby name isn't just weird, it may be against California regulations", "Elon Musk and Grimes have changed their baby's name. [57] Musk received $22 million for his 7 percent share from the sale. [164], Musk provided the initial concept and financial capital for SolarCity, which his cousins Lyndon and Peter Rive co-founded in 2006. And we should try to make sure the outcomes are good, not bad. [356][357][358], In 2008, Musk began dating English actress Talulah Riley, and in 2010, the couple married. Starship will have a 9-meter (30 ft) core diameter. [364], On May 7, 2018, Musk and Canadian musician Grimes revealed that they were dating. [133][134][135], In September 2017, Musk arranged a contract with the government of South Australia for Tesla Energy to install the Hornsdale power reserve (which was then the world's largest lithium ion battery pack) to help alleviate energy blackouts in the state. [171] The factory was operated as a joint venture with Panasonic until early 2020. [115], Tesla Motors first built an electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster, in 2008, with sales of about 2,500 vehicles to 31 countries, which was the first serial production all-electric car to use lithium-ion battery cells. [295] He and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have clashed, with the latter calling his warnings "pretty irresponsible". "[301] Harvard physicist Lisa Randall disputes this and has argued the probability of us living in a simulation is "effectively zero". He co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. Class-A office space in Miami averages $48.90 per SF, which compares favorably to $92.94 in New York City and $96.73 in San Francisco, according to JLL Research quoted by the DDA. The track was used in January 2017, and Musk also started building a tunnel. [186][187] A tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center was completed in early 2020. A second set of test satellites and the first large deployment of a piece of the constellation occurred in May 2019, when the first 60 operational satellites were launched. [296][297][298][299][300] In 2016, when asked whether he thinks humans live in a computer simulation, perhaps controlled by a vast AI, Musk stated that "the odds that we're in 'base reality' is one in billions. [340], In March and April 2020, Musk offered to donate ventilators built by Tesla to third-world countries: "We will give away all our ventilators, whether we buy them or build them. "[318][328][329][330] In addition, he promoted articles which suggested that healthcare companies were inflating COVID-19 case numbers for financial reasons, promoted a paper on the benefits of chloroquine that was subsequently widely discredited and pulled down by Google, and retweeted a video calling for an immediate end to social distancing measures, adding "[d]ocs make good points".[331][332]. In February 2002, the group returned to Russia to look for three ICBMs. He is the founder, CEO , CTO and chief designer of SpaceX ; early investor, [b] CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc. ; founder of The Boring Company ; co-founder of Neuralink ; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI . [173] Consequently, multiple shareholder groups have filed a lawsuit against Musk and Tesla's directors, claiming that the purchase of SolarCity was done solely to benefit Musk and came at the expense of Tesla and its shareholders. [216][217], The supervisor of the rescue operation Narongsak Osatanakorn stated that the submarine was "technologically sophisticated, [but] it doesn't fit with our mission to go in the cave". [12][13] His mother is Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietitian born in Saskatchewan, Canada,[14][15][16] but raised in South Africa. [274] In lighter moments, Musk has openly joked with well-known short-seller David Einhorn using puns on "short" and arranged to sell commemorative short shorts on Tesla's website for $69.42. [174][175] During a June 2019 court deposition, Musk acknowledged that the company reallocated every possible employee from the solar division to work on the Model 3, and, according to Musk, "as a result, solar suffered." [376], Musk resides in Texas, publicly revealed in December 2020 when he stated that he had moved from California to Texas. [291][292], Despite this, Musk was formerly co-chairman of OpenAI and invested in DeepMind, an AI firm, and Vicarious, a company working to improve machine intelligence. [380][381] [96] As of October 2020[update], Musk was spending most of his time at the company's Boca Chica launch site leading the engineering work on Starship development. "[226] The following day, a letter from L. Lin Wood, the rescuer's attorney, dated August 6, emerged, showing that he had been making preparations for a libel lawsuit. ", "Elon Musk's growing empire is fuelled by  billion in government subsidies", "Tesla's vice president of business development leaves", "Grimes tells Elon Musk that she 'cannot support hate' after he tweets 'pronouns suck, "Pronouns Suck? I'm registered independent [and] politically moderate. Open the Microsoft Office Removal Tool and follow the instructions as prompted. [224][225] Then, on August 28, 2018, in response to criticism from a writer on Twitter, Musk tweeted "You don't think it's strange he hasn't sued me? [392] Musk has been a top donor for the ACLU. Musk has received substantial criticism for his views on artificial intelligence (AI), public transportation, and the COVID-19 pandemic. [203], In December 2015, Musk announced the creation of OpenAI, a not-for-profit AI research company. The Human Rights Campaign, which had previously given Tesla the number one ranking on its Corporate Equality Index, criticized his tweets and called for him to apologize. [233][234] In his defense, Musk argued that in slang usage "'pedo guy' was a common insult used in South Africa when I was growing up... synonymous with 'creepy old man' and is used to insult a person's appearance and demeanor. [277], Musk's statements have been criticized, with Stanford University Professor Fred Turner noting that "if you're an entrepreneur like Elon Musk, you will take the money where you can get it, but at the same time believe as a matter of faith that it's entrepreneurship and technology that are the sources of social change, not the state. 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During a 2014 interview at the MIT AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, Musk described AI as humanity's largest existential threat, further stating, "I'm increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don't do something very foolish." [361] The media announced in March 2016 that divorce proceedings were again underway, this time with Riley filing for divorce from Musk. [81], On February 6, 2018, SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in operation and the rocket with the fifth-highest thrust ever built (after N1, Saturn V, Energia and the Space Shuttle). In December 2014, Musk filed for a second divorce from Riley; however, the action was withdrawn. "[35] Aware that it would be easier to enter the United States from Canada,[36][37] he applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother. [151] The agreement included a list of topics that Musk would need preclearance before tweeting about. [29] Musk stated that, since Mars' atmosphere lacks oxygen, all transportation would have to be electric (electric cars, electric trains, Hyperloop, electric aircraft). [98] Furthermore, it marked the first time an American astronaut was launched from American soil on an American rocket since the end of the Space Shuttle program. [76][77], Working towards its goal of reusable rockets, in December 2015, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back near the launch pad, the first time this had been achieved by an orbital rocket. [67][68] In October 2001, Musk traveled with a group to Moscow to buy refurbished Dnepr Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could send the greenhouse payloads into space. 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