Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American billionaire most people associate with the Tesla Motors company. Also a co-founder of PayPal, a CEO for SpaceX, and chairman of SolarCity. He supposedly is "socially liberal and fiscally conservative" but endorsed hyperinflationist Andrew Yang in the 2020 presidential election. He believes in a man-made global warming. Musk was born in South Africa, raised in Canada and resides in Los Angeles. His wealth is estimated at $14 billion.
Musk companies are thriving due to government subsidies. Tesla Motors and SolarCity have taken a huge financial hit in 2016. Both these companies are based on the green energy movement and are being punished by the markets due to extremely low oil prices. Musk lost a personal fortune upwards of $4 billion. In 2017, Tesla Motors would acquire all of SolarCity stocks. The highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 starts shipping at the end of July. The stock valuation of Tesla has exceed that of GM, Ford, and Chrysler.
Elon Musk indicates that he does not pray to or worship any divine being. However, he asked "any entities that [were] listening" to "bless [the] launch" before the important Falcon 1 launch by SpaceX, a company he founded in 2002.
In August 2018, reporters at The New York Times and other publications received word Elon Musk was relying on Jeffrey Epstein to advise him on whom to consider hiring as board chair or chief executive. Editors at the Times sent business columnist James Stewart to talk to Epstein. "I wondered why would Musk, if this is true, be using a registered sex offender to recruit new members to the board," Stewart told The Kicker, a podcast from the Columbia Journalism Review. Stewart wrote, "He said that criminalizing sex with teenage girls was a cultural aberration and that at times in history it was perfectly acceptable."