Who is Elon Musk

By Faye
@FayeHazel (36144)
United States
November 23, 2020 11:06pm CST
I've been hearing alot about this Elon Musk character a lot lately, but I don't really know much about him. Even after searching for him, all I've been able to gather is that he is an eccentric, smart, billionaire whose girlfriend had a baby that they named X-AE-A12 . X-AE-A12. Wow that's a quite a name. I hope the poor kid doesn't get too bullied when he's older. But I would except none less from the guy who equipped his fancy sports cars with external speakers so they could play fart sounds. Apparently Musk is a big player in SpaceX which just assisted NASA in sending some astronauts to the International Space Station, and also has designs on a chip for implanting in people's brains. Ooo. Scary.
Yahoo Finance's Ines Ferre breaks down the latest information on Elon Musk announcing the company's big plans to accelerate the progress of Starship which wo...
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@JudyEv (233390)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov
I've never heard of him but I think that is a really stupid name for a child. Why doesn't he change his own name to that if that is what he likes.
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• United Kingdom
25 Nov
With a name like Musk, his kids should be named Chanel No.5 or Flash by Jimmy Choo.
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@JudyEv (233390)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov
@Orson_Kart Good idea, but not Old Spice.
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• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@JudyEv No, that would be his dad.
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@xander6464 (17266)
• Wapello, Iowa
24 Nov
He co-founded and leads Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company. I think the most interesting is The Boring Company (They build tunnels). The space stuff is pretty good, too.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Ah Tesla... electric cars? The boring Co. - what a great name. He's got some cool interests, though... seems a touch eccentric
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@xander6464 (17266)
• Wapello, Iowa
26 Nov
@FayeHazel Yep. Electric cars. I didn't know about the external car speakers for fart sounds. It makes so much sense now. No wonder he's a billionaire!
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
27 Nov
@xander6464 Makes me wonder when the Sharper Image will start offering it
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@CarolDM (110027)
• United States
24 Nov
A billionaire always in the news. 2nd richest man in the world. Seems intelligent.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
I wonder who #1 is now
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@CarolDM (110027)
• United States
26 Nov
@FayeHazel Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon is worth $113 Billion!
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
@CarolDM WoW! Really, he's #1. I mean I love Amazon and all... but.... makes you think about shopping....
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@im2brch (213)
• Alberton, South Africa
24 Nov
I met him once when he was still a kid. He and his folks visited friends on our road in South Africa. (He was born here) I had no idea he would one day become so famous.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Oh wow, that is pretty cool. Does anything stand out in your memory about him, or his folks?
@Ronrybs (10943)
• London, England
25 Nov
If the child shoots his dad, I would find him innocent! Same here, know little about him, but some of ideas are really off the wall
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
I'm all for people being eccentric and all, but this guy... so he's designing a neural implant or something - I don't know if I would want this guy in my head
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@Ronrybs (10943)
• London, England
26 Nov
@FayeHazel not for me. I don't think anything came of his hyperloop idea
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
27 Nov
@Ronrybs I looked up hyperloop. Cool idea.... needs lots of testing before I'd get in one though lol
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@porwest (36856)
• United States
27 Nov
You did not know who Elon Musk is? lol. I am teasing. Not everyone keeps up with the business world. He is the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors primarily. BUT, as you seem to have also found out, while he is brilliant and a very good businessman, he is also a bit of a nut case. He even launched his own Tesla into outer space. Why? Because he could I guess. He's very rich, so I cannot argue his intelligence at all. But he is also a bit loopy. lol
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
30 Nov
Yes, lol I admit - business people, and sports figures.... I need schoolin'. lol Perhaps a case of so brilliant and or wealthy that he's a bit off the deep end. Maybe he thought Marvin the MArtian would like to drive his Tesla back to Earth or something lol
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@TheHorse (121582)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Nov
Tesla himself was a bit loopy, especially in his later years.
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@porwest (36856)
• United States
30 Nov
@FayeHazel I heard Marvin the Martian was sort of in the market for one of those. lol
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• India
24 Nov
Great post
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Thanks!
• India
26 Nov
@FayeHazel welcome
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@TheHorse (121582)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Nov
What did you find great about it? I thought it was only "Very Good."
@DianneN (213756)
• United States
26 Nov
You know about as much of him as I do. Pathetic name for a kid.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
27 Nov
Ah makes me feel less out of the loop. Wonder what he was thinking with that name
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@DianneN (213756)
• United States
28 Nov
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@TheHorse (121582)
• Walnut Creek, California
30 Nov
Agreed.
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@topffer (41842)
• France
24 Nov
He was also a founder of PayPal. Such a name would have been refused in France like being harmful for the baby. This year, among others, have been refused as a first name Xxwarrior666 and Bob the sponge
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Oh wow. Paypal was a great idea. I think France has a great idea there, not to allow too ridiculous of names to be attached to children. X-Ae-A12 is bad enough. Bob the Sponge and XxWarrior? Who thinks of these things?
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@topffer (41842)
• France
26 Nov
@FayeHazel In France a mayor can refuse to give a weird name to a baby, and if the parents insist, a court will decide. It works quite well.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
27 Nov
@topffer I think it's a great method. If people cannot think for themselves maybe they need alittle help thinking
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@moonandstars (44774)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Nov
i've heard of him only by his name and his child's name. i think inovators are always wacky
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Ah yes, a little off the deep end
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
26 Nov
@FayeHazel yes, in their own world
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@Orson_Kart (5207)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
His name sounds like a perfume or cologne. Me: Hey Faye, you smell fantastic! You: Thanks, I'm wearing that new Elon Musk.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Ooo thank you for noticing
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@prinzcy (14211)
• Malaysia
24 Nov
I've heard of him the Thai boys stuck in the cave accident. He offered help. Then I found out he's the co-founder of Tesla. Later on I heard he named his son with a mouthful name. Always surprising, this one.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
It's wonderful that he offered to help with that Thai accident.
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• Philippines
24 Nov
I first saw in the Iron Man 2 movie. He's the closest to the real Tony Stark, except that he doesn't sell weapons.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Ah, I shall have to watch "Iron Man"
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@jiwonnie (212)
24 Nov
I also didn't know about him until I saw the news on Facebook that he and his gf are naming their child X-AE-A12
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
That's when I became aware of him, too
• Indonesia
1 Dec
Is he an important person at Tesla Company? I think yes.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
1 Dec
I think that's right - seems like he owns a lot of things
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• Indonesia
1 Dec
@FayeHazel lots of creativity which is great for the Tesla company.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
1 Dec
@AllAboutAMA Innovative for sure
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@Hannihar (109470)
• Israel
24 Nov
@FayeHazel I have heard of him but do not know much about him. Thank you for letting us know about what he is about. That is a strange name for a child. I wonder why they gave the child that name and did not think of how the child will be bullied for a name like that.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Same here, hes kind of a mystery. I guess the girlfriend has given an explanation about the name, but still it doesn't explain why they thought it would be ok name for a kid
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@Hannihar (109470)
• Israel
26 Nov
@FayeHazel I guess they did not think of how it would affect the kid when he would go to school unless they will home school him or get him private tutors.
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
27 Nov
@Hannihar I wonder if they kid will just go by "X" or something
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@TheHorse (121582)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Nov
What's the chip supposed to do? Did they mention his "politics"? A lot of those Zillionaires like to get involved in politics.
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@Courtlynn (69600)
• United States
27 Nov
Don't worry, I don't know either. Wow, that's not a real name or a good one at that. Smh
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
27 Nov
Thanks goodness - he's a mystery that one
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@GreatMartin (17628)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Nov
He is now the second richest man in the world!!! (Ask Greg--he'll tell you--I taught that guy everything he knows!!
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@FayeHazel (36144)
• United States
26 Nov
Ah, and you are the first richest, I suppose?