In this episode of the Churchill Club podcast series, Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors; CEO & CTO, SpaceX; Chairman, SolarCity, talks entrepreneurship.
By the age of 12 Elon Musk had sold his first commercial software, a space game called Blaster. Sixteen years later he sold his first company, Zip2, to Compaq’s Alta Vista division for $341 million in cash and stock. His next act was as co-founder of PayPal, which was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in stock in 2002. Musk then turned his energy toward two notable new ventures: SpaceX, developer and manufacturer of space launch vehicles, and Tesla Motors, developer of high-end electric automobiles – both of which were started in a downturn.
What makes this visionary entrepreneur tick?