Elon was born in South Africa and was an avid learner, teaching himself many specialised skills throughout school, culminating in writing production-level internet software for Zip2 and X.com (later PayPal).
Elon was bullied relentlessly at school, at one point being thrown down a flight of stairs and beaten unconscious.
Zip2 and X.com
Musk had learned C++ and insisted on its use in the development of the world's most successful FinTech company - PayPal.
Not Inventing Bitcoin
Elon Musk has categorically denied inventing Bitcoin, and is definitely not Satoshi Nakamoto.
"The theory came in the form of a Medium post by former SpaceX intern Sahil Gupta."
"Bitcoin was introduced to the market in 2008 during a global financial crisis. According to Gupta, Musk has always been eager to solve large scale global issues and this could have been a motivational factor. The introduction of a currency that does not need banks or financial institutions for transactions is more of Musk’s style.
The phrase “bloody hard” commonly used by Elon Musk during his speeches, comes up several times in the Bitcoin white paper. In 2014, Elon Musk also made a rather interesting tweet relating to Bitcoin;"
"The destiny of PayPal could have been much different, had Elon Musk confessed to being the creator of Bitcoin. Since 2008, Bitcoin is competing with PayPal to become the leader in online payment transactions. Elon Musk is the founder of X.com which merged with Confinity to create PayPal. PayPal could have been a test run by Elon Musk before he stepped things up to implement Bitcoin. This could have led to the fall of share prices of PayPal. Also, this might have directed PayPal to its demise. Either way, Musk would have still prevailed as the master of multiple futuristic technologies."
- "Tesla, Inc. (formerly Tesla Motors, Inc.) is an American automotive and energy company based in Palo Alto, California. The company specializes in electric car manufacturing and, through its SolarCity subsidiary, solar panel manufacturing."
Products: Electric vehicles; Tesla Energy Total assets: US$28.655 billion (2017) Number of employees: 45,000 (2018) Total equity: US$4.237 billion (2017)
History of Tesla, Inc. - |Wikipedia:/en/History of Tesla, Inc.>
- "This is the corporate history of Tesla, Inc., an electric automobile manufacturer founded in Palo Alto, California in 2003."
One of Musk's sons was diagnosed with 'mild to moderate' autism when he was 'around 4 years old', though he's now "considered 'off-the-spectrum'".
"1. His parents thought he might be deaf.
When Musk was a child, he would often gaze into the distance while his parents were speaking to him, which led them to believe that he might be hard of hearing. Doctors removed his adenoids, but it made no difference.
It turned out he was just daydreaming. His mother, Maye, told biographer Ashlee Vance, “He goes into his brain, and then you just see he is in another world. … Now I just leave him be because I know he is designing a new rocket or something.
2. He was violently bullied as a child.
Growing up in South Africa, Musk’s classmates bullied him and beat him up badly. At age 41, he had surgery to fix a deviated septum.”
"5. He dropped out [of his PhD]
In 1995, Musk enrolled in graduate school at Stanford University to study physics. Within two days he decided that the internet had far greater promise to change society and left to found Zip2, a company that provided maps and directories to online newspapers."
"11. He uses a tree analogy to describe how he learns so quickly.
Musk is knowledgeable about many disciplines, and many people wonder how is he able to educate himself so effectively. During a Reddit AMA in 2015, a user asked about his process.
Musk replied, “I do kinda feel like my head is full! My context switching penalty is high and my process isolation is not what it used to be. Frankly, though, I think most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying. One bit of advice: It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”"
"20. He used to drink 96 ounces of Diet Coke per day -- plus some coffee.
For a period in his life, Musk reportedly drank eight cans of Diet Coke in addition to several cups of coffee each day. It was his means of staying awake and focused during 100-hour work weeks during the process of building and launching his companies, he told Inc. in 2007.
"I got so freaking jacked that I seriously started to feel like I was losing my peripheral vision,” he said."
"Musk discusses the breakup for a few more minutes, then asks, earnestly, deadpan, "Is there anybody you think I should date? It's so hard for me to even meet people." He swallows and clarifies, stammering softly, "I'm looking for a long-term relationship. I'm not looking for a one-night stand. I'm looking for a serious companion or soulmate, that kind of thing."
I eventually tell him that it may not be a good idea to jump right into another relationship. He may want to take some time to himself and figure out why his previous relationships haven't worked in the long run: his marriage to writer Justine Musk, his marriage to actress Talulah Riley, and this new breakup with actress Amber Heard."
"Musk shakes his head and grimaces: "If I'm not in love, if I'm not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy."
I explain that needing someone so badly that you feel like nothing without them is textbook codependence."
|Astrotheme.com://Astrology/Elon Musk> Musk was born on Monday, June 28, 1971, 6:30 AM in Pretoria South Africa. This moment corresponds to an astrological signature of Cancer Sun (H1, 5°51'), Virgo Moon (H3, 7°45') and Ascendant 29°18' Gemini. Within his Pluto in Virgo (H3, 27°06') generation, Elon Musk was born during the Eastern Year of the Pig (Metal) and with his lunar NN in Aquarius (H8, 15°07'). As a Cancer Sun born during the Year of the Pig, Musk is described by PrimalAstrology.com as an 'Lobster':
- "The life of a person born under the sign of Lobster can be complex and emotional - but only on the inside. Like their animal namesake, members of this sign rarely show the chaos that goes on in their minds to anyone other than their closest, most trusted friends. That’s not to say that a Lobster’s life is chaotic. In fact, most people born under this sign are highly organized and are the first to volunteer their help for a friend or family member’s project. They want others to see them as bright and capable, which they in fact are, but they also have a great deal of self-doubt that shows up through a polite quietness."
Mercury in Cancer (H1, 13°59'), Venus in Gemini (H12, 19°21'), Mars in Aquarius (H8, 20°54'), Jupiter in Scorpio (H5, 27°39', Rx), Saturn in Gemini (H11, 1°07'), Uranus in Libra (H3, 9°29'), Neptune in Sagittarius (H5, 0°49', Rx), Lilith in Libra (H3, 6°49', Rx), and with an Aries midheaven, Ceres in Gemini.
A quintile chord (Mars bi-quintile Mercury, Mars bi-quintile Pluto, Mercury quintile Pluto), Venus trine Mars, Jupiter sextile Pluto, Saturn opposite Neptune, Lilith square Sun, Chiron square Mercury.
Sun sextile Moon (+1°53'), Sun square Uranus (+3°37'), Sun sextile Moon (+1°53'), Mercury square MC (+1°41'), Venus trine Mars (-1°33'), Venus trine Mars (-1°33'), Jupiter conjunct Neptune (+3°09'), Jupiter opposite Saturn (-3°28'), Jupiter sextile Pluto (+0°33'), Jupiter inconjunct Asc (-1°38'), Saturn opposite Neptune (-0°18'), Jupiter opposite Saturn (-3°28'), Uranus opposite MC (-2°48'), Sun square Uranus (+3°37'), Jupiter conjunct Neptune (+3°09'), Saturn opposite Neptune (-0°18'), Neptune inconjunct Asc (+1°31'), Neptune sextile Pluto (+3°43'), Pluto square Asc (-2°12'), Jupiter sextile Pluto (+0°33'), Neptune sextile Pluto (+3°43').
1971/06/28 => (1+9+7+1) + 6 + (2+8)
- = 18 + 6 + 10
- = 9 + 6 + 1
- = 16
- = Life Path 7
"The Life Path 7 suggests that you entered this plane with a gift for investigation, analysis, and keen observation. You are a thinker of the first order. You evaluate situations very quickly, and with amazing accuracy. As a result, you are thorough and complete in your work, the perfectionist who expects everyone else to meet a high standard of performance, too.
A Life Path 7 person is a peaceful and affectionate soul. But you guard your connection to people carefully. It's easy for you to detect deception and recognize insincere people, and you avoid them. You aren't one to have a wide circle of friends, but once you accept someone as a friend, it's for life. It's as if you must get to know someone a lot better before you allow the wall surrounding you to be penetrated. [...]
This is a very spiritual number and it often denotes a sort of spiritual wisdom that becomes apparent at a fairly early age. [...] Once you have decided an issue, it is almost impossible to get you to revisit the question. Adaptability is not your style, and change for you is a rarity. [...]
In the most negative use of the 7 energies, you can become very pessimistic, lackadaisical, quarrelsome, and secretive. A Life Path 7 individual who is not living life fully and gaining through experiences, is a hard person to live with because of a serious lack of consideration for others. There is such a negative attitude. Indeed, operating on the negative side of the 7 can produce a very selfish and spoiled individual and living with one can be a challenge. This may be why some 7s actually prefer living alone."
np = 1255 [= 13 [= Lp4
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