Elon Musk was born on 28 June 1971 in Pretoria,South Africa. His father was an engineer and his mother an author and model,although Musk has said that his father was against technology and thought computers would never amount to anything. So,at the age of ten Musk bought his first computer and taught himself how to program,and when he turned 17 he left home without the support of his parents to pursue his dreams.
He travelled to Canada where he studied at Queen’s University,Kingston,Ontario until 1992,when he took up business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia. By the time he was on his way to Silicon Valley in California in his mid-twenties,he had two degrees in physics and one in business under his belt. It was at this point that he decided on three areas that he wanted to get into: the Internet,clean energy and space.
“Sooner or later,we must expand life beyond this green and blue ball – or go extinct.” – Elon Musk
In 1995,after spending just two days on a graduate programme in applied physics and materials science at Stanford University,California,he founded the online publishing software company Zip2 with his brother,Kimbal Musk. In 1999 they sold Zip2 for over $300m,and Musk went on to found X.com,an online payment company that would later become the wildly successful PayPal. In October 2012,eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5bn in stock.
Performance vehicle? (Japanese vs European)2009-01-02 17:24:56 by RaDeuX
Now I'm sure there are people out there that have domestics and say "What about our cars?" Well frankly I'm not very convinced that domestics can turn very well. That being said, I'm no drift junkie.
So my current vehicle is a 2000 Acura Integra and I hate it. The engine sucks, the whole car is heavy, wrong wheel drive, etc etc. Therefore I'm looking for a car that is more capable all-around in terms of performance. The cars I'm looking at right now are these... (sorted from most to least wanted)
Toyota MR2 Spyder
BMW M3 (older series because I'm not rich)
The reason why the S2000 and M3 are on the bottom is...
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