34 Photos That Show Why Elon Musk Is The Most Badass CEO In The World
Tesla and SpaceX are some of the most innovative companies today, making huge strides in the electric car and commercial spaceflight industries.
At the helm of both companies is CEO Elon Musk, the South African-born self-made billionaire.
Musk has often been compared to the Tony Stark character as portrayed in the "Iron Man" movies. He knows how to have a good time when he's on top, and doesn't hold back when he's criticized.
He's also the sexiest CEO in the world.
Elon Musk is America's most badass CEO, and these photos prove it.
Alex Davies contributed to this story.
Elon Musk is only 43, and he's worth $9.3 billion, according to Forbes.
Born in South Africa in 1971, he was the oldest of three children and was incredibly curious from a young age. After working his way through all of the books he could find, he started reading the encyclopedia. When he was 10, he was administered a test from IBM that showed he had one of the highest possible aptitudes for computer programming.
He started taking computer classes but soon outpaced his teacher. When he was 12, he developed and sold the code for his first video game — called "Blastar," the game was set in outer space. He and his brother wanted to open their own arcade, but their parents weren't on board with the idea.
He moved to Canada in 1988, at the age of 17. Two years later, he started attending Queen's University in Ontario, where he met his first wife, Justine. He later transferred to UPenn, where he got his bachelor's degree in engineering and business. He then intended to go to Stanford to get his ph.D., but he ended up dropping out of the program after two days.