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IN People ON 28 Nov, 2016
Elon Musk, the name says it all. Do I need to introduce him? Well, he is a South-African born billionaire, who is now a Canadian-American. He is the man behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, OpenAI, Zip2 and PayPal. The 83rd wealthiest person in the world, Elon has an estimated net worth of US$11.5 billion, as of June 2016.
Justine, the first wife of Elon, she had attempted to answer the question to become a billionaire in a 2015 Quora post. Have a look at what it takes to enter the billionaire club. Does it take determination to become a billionaire? Or hard work? Or perseverance?
Well, the answer to the much talked after question will not be easy either. Here you can know what Justine had observed in her ex-husband that made him the billionaire.
Surely, a learning insight for all of us.
Elon is an inventor, engineer, investor and business magnate. He visions to change the world and humanity through his ventures. Elon is a man with a different perspective.
..increasing sustainable energy production and consumption. He has an out-of-this-world vision, too! He wants to reduce the risk of human extinction. To do this, he wishes to make human life multi-planetary and set up a colony on Mars. He wants to achieve this through SpaceX.
She has emphasised on being "obsessed" with any task you wish to accomplish. The couple got married in 2000 and separated eight years later after having six sons. She had also written an article for the magazine Marie Claire, on their relationship.
Her answer emphasises on mastering every task that we take up. On Quora, the question asked was "Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in all the necessary work required?" To this, she responded a "No". She further added, "You're determined. So, what? You haven't been racing naked through shark-infested waters yet. Will you be just as determined when you wash up on some deserted island, disoriented and bloody and ragged and beaten and staring into the horizon with no sign of rescue?"
There is an organisation under the name Musk Foundation. It aims to provide solar energy systems in disaster-prone areas. Musk Foundation has collaborated with SolarCity to donate a 25-kW solar power system in response to a hurricane, in 2010.
Also, in 2011, the Musk Foundation helped the city of Soma, Japan which got affected by the tsunami with a solar power project. There was a donation of US$250,000 for the plant.
Justine has revealed that all of us come from different backgrounds and there are absolutely no similarities to achieve success. All you must focus on is how you can achieve excellence.
Superb set of advice Justine, we will love to implement these in our lives. We at WittyFeed are enlightened with Justine's insight into Elon Musk's success story.
Thank you, Justine!