Twitter, Space X, Tesla… Five things to know about Elon Musk, the limitless entrepreneur, before revelations from the New York Times

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After having revolutionized the automotive industry and the conquest of space, billionaire Elon Musk is about to buy the social network Twitter for 44 billion dollars. How far will he go? Here are five things to know about this limitless entrepreneur.

Billionaire Elon Musk has just bought Twitter for the modest sum of 44 billion dollars at the end of April 2022. A whimsical businessman, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is interested in many areas to expand his empire. Here are five surprising things to know about this genius inventor.

He’s richer than Jeff Bezos

Elon Musk ejected Amazon founder Jeff Bezos from the top spot in Forbes magazine’s billionaire rankings last April. Since the start of the health crisis, his fortune has soared, from $24.6 billion in 2020 to $219 billion in 2022. With only $171 billion, Bezos only comes in second place ahead of Bernard Arnault who passed him third ahead of Bill Gates.

He is homeless

The richest man in the world, however, has neither an apartment nor a sumptuous villa, since his eccentricity has led him to have no fixed address. A confidence made during an interview at a TED conference last April: “I don’t own a house. I literally stay with friends. If I travel to the San Francisco bay side, where most of the sites are of Tesla engineering, I alternate according to the rooms available at my friends’. Otherwise, he slept in his private jet, a Gulfstream 650, and paid nearly $70 million.

Her children have code names

Divorced three times, Elon Musk is the father of eight children, one of whom died at 10 weeks. His last born, whom he had with the singer Grimes, is called Exa Dark Sideræl Musk. Her nickname is Y. She is the little sister of “X Æ A-12”, the first child of the couple who is nicknamed X.

•X, the unknown variable u2694ufe0f
•Æ, my elven spelling of Ai (love &/or Artificial intelligence)
•A-12 = precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft). No weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, non-violent goal?
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(A=Archangel, my favorite song)
(u2694ufe0fud83dudc01 metal rat)

— ?????? (u231bufe0f,u23f3) ᚷᚱᛁᛗᛖᛋ (@Grimezsz) May 6, 2020

On her Twitter account, the mother explained this name. “X, the unknown variable, Æ, which I pronounce “Ai” for love or artificial intelligence, A-12 which is the precursor to the SR-17 (our favorite aircraft), no weapons or defenses, just speed. combat but not violent. The A also stands for “Archangel”, my favorite song”.

He inspired the director of Iron Man

Jon Favreau, the director of Iron Man, has revealed that he was inspired by the boss of Tesla to create the character of Tony Stark. The billionaire even played himself in the second opus, during a scene where he offers Tony Stark to study “an electric jet”. Last detail, several scenes of the film were shot in the premises of Space X. And yes, Elon Musk has almost everything of an Avengers.

He wants to connect our brain to computers

This is one of the billionaire’s craziest and most ambitious projects: connecting the human brain to computers through his company Neuralink. The technology could allow “a paralyzed person to use a smartphone by thought faster than someone using their thumbs”. It would then suffice to think of a sentence to write it: the chip captures the electrical signals sent by the brain and transcribes them. Tests have already been carried out on a sow and on a monkey last year, which had been made to play a video game by the simple force of thought.

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Elon Musk is finally someone who dreams of creating a civilization on the planet Mars by 2024, who created a construction company but who did not found Tesla contrary to what we think. Finally, it’s someone who almost killed himself at the wheel of a 627 horsepower McLaren F1 and who has just bought the giant Twitter to make it evolve. Which is already a lot.

Recall that he revealed quite recently to have Asperger’s syndrome, a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) neurological, of genetic origin.

A Compromising Tesla Investigation

Elon Musk is the main subject of a particularly compromising documentary which will be broadcast on May 20 on the FX channel and the Hulu streaming platform (owned by Disney), reveals the American site Variety. This survey called “Elon Musk’s Crash Course” was carried out by Emma Schwartza supported by investigative journalists from the New York Times. They looked into the failures of Tesla’s Autopilot system, which is believed to be the cause of many accidents and deaths, failures and consequences that the company has never publicly acknowledged.

The documentary must also address Elon Musk’s multiple attempts to prevent government investigations from taking place, the pressure exerted on government officials to cover up the case, or the billionaire’s persistence in promoting a autopilot system far from perfect.

The documentary should give the floor to former employees of Tesla as well as relatives of the billionaire who will speak for the first time on the subject. Potentially explosive revelations.

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