Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Highest Rated: 86% Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Lowest Rated: 29% Machete Kills (2013)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1971

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

Elon Musk was a South African-born American CEO and entrepreneur who either founded or co-founded some of the most innovative and widely respected companies to emerge in the American business landscape during the 21st Century. Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk showed an early affinity for computers and electronics. By the age of 12 he had managed to master the still relatively new science of computer programming, and had also developed his very own rudimentary version of a video game. Musk's talent for understanding technology was undeniable, which is why he studied physics and science when attending the University of Pennsylvania. He soon graduated with multiple undergrad degrees from the university, but rather than follow through with his postgrad education at Stanford, Musk quit the university's PhD program after a couple of days to follow his own otherworldly interests by starting his own company. In 1995 Musk and his brother Kimbal founded the web software company Zip2. The company was a success and when Musk and his brother sold it to Compaq in 1999, both became overnight millionaires. Musk could have easily went quietly into the night with his millions in cash, but instead he decided to continue pursuing his tech interests by co-founding the web payment company PayPal. The company quickly became a global phenomenon, and was eventually sold to eBay for over a billion dollars. Musk left PayPal in 2002, but soon founded SpaceX, whose primary goal was to commercialize space travel, while also colonizing the planet Mars. In addition to SpaceX, the ever-tireless Musk also co-founded the electric car company Tesla Motors. The company had a bit of a rough start before catching on with the gas guzzling American consumer - a problem that was only worsened by the 2008 financial crisis. But the ever-determined Musk was dead set on building the company into a success. Thanks to Musk's determined leadership, Tesla Motors posted its first profit in 2013. When the company unveiled its Model 3 vehicle in late March of 2016, over 3,000 people signed up to reserve one, thus making Tesla's Model 3 one of the most successful product launches the world had ever seen. That same year, Musk announced that SpaceX would be beginning a project to colonize Mars by 2024. In 2017, Musk sketched plans for his proposed HyperLoop, a high-speed form of mass transit that would make it possible to travel between New York and Washington DC in less than an hour. During this period, Musk became at least as well known for his personal life as his work, with well-publicized relationships witha ctress Amber Heard and singer Grimes. In 2017, he appeared as himself on an episode of the comedy "Young Sheldon" (CBS 2017- ), in an episode that implied that Musk had stolen the idea for the successful return of a SpaceX rocket stage to earth (which happened in 2016) from a notebook written by the pre-teen Sheldon Cooper.

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Movies

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75% 77% Before the Flood Self - 2016
81% 82% Racing Extinction Self - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rider and The Storm Executive Producer - 2013
29% 34% Machete Kills Self $7.9M 2013
72% 78% Dumbstruck Executive Producer $15K 2010
86% 87% Thank You for Smoking Executive Producer $24.8M 2005

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No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Minutes Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Axios Guest 2018
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Elon Musk (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2015
85% 76% The Simpsons Elon Musk (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mixtape by SoulPancake Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2014 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolutionaries Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012

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