Elon Musk

Co-Founder at Tesla, Inc.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Co-Founder at Tesla, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Tesla Energy Operations, Inc.
OpenAI
Tesla, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

3928

Primary Location

Bel Air, Los Angeles, California

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

06/28/1971 - Pretoria, GT, South Africa

Age

47

Number of Awards

38

Estimated Net Worth

$13.9B

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Co-Founder at Square Roots Urban Growers, Inc.

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Founder at Valor Equity Partners

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Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC

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Managing Partner at DBL Investors LLC

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Member, Leadership Team at Western Association of Venture Capitalists

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Co-Founder at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC

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Former Head of Sales & Services, Energy Division at Tesla, Inc.

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Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth at Draper Fisher Jurvetson Management LLC

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Managing Partner at DBL Investors LLC

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Former Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Executive Vice President-Administration at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Sibling

Square Roots builds campuses of climate-controlled, indoor, hydroponic vertical farms. The company was founded by Kimbal Musk and Tobias Peggs and is headquartered in the United States.

Sibling
Chief Executive Officer at PassionFlix, Inc.

Cousin
Former Chief Technology Officer at Everdream Corp.

Everdream Corp. provided personal computer and desktop management software services. It offered end-to-end solution services in hardware, software, Internet access, services, and support. The company was founded by Russell Rive and Lyndon Rive in 1998 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.

Cousin
Former Head of Sales & Services, Energy Division at Tesla, Inc.

Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The firm operates through Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Cousin

Tesla Energy Operations, Inc. engages in the business of renewable energy services such as, solar energy products and services. It offers installation, ongoing monitoring and repair services of solar energy systems in the U.S. and also provides services to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations. The company was founded by Lyndon R. Rive and Peter J. Rive on June 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

Ex-Spouse
Co-Founder at Forrge, Inc.

Forrge, Inc. develops and operates an online on-demand workforce platform. The firm allows hourly workers in retail and QSR to pick their own shifts and set their own schedules, picking up as many hours across the platform as they would like, at approved retailers and QSR concepts. The company was founded by Stacey Ferreira, Talulah Riley, Scott Ferreira and Lloyd Jones in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Economics

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Attendee

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

Master Degree

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Bachelor of Science in Physics

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. They teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and their academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. Members of the Penn Arts & Sciences faculty are leaders in creating new knowledge in their disciplines and are engaged in nearly every area of interdisciplinary innovation. They are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. The educational experience offered by Penn Arts & Sciences is likewise recognized for its excellence. The School's three educational divisions fulfill different missions, united by a broader commitment to providing their students with an unrivaled education in the liberal arts. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn's undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Member
Prior

FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy—including comprehensive immigration reform and education reform.

Career History
Co-Founder
2015 - Current
Co-Founder
2003 - Current

Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The firm operates through Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Founder
2002 - Current

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It is develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon R. Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2004 - Current

Tesla, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and sale of fully electric vehicles, energy generation and storage systems. It also provides vehicle service centers, supercharger station, and self-driving capability. The firm operates through Automotive, and Energy Generation and Storage segments. The Automotive segment includes the design, development, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles. The Energy Generation and Storage segment includes the design, manufacture, installation, sale, and lease of stationary energy storage products and solar energy systems, and sale of electricity generated by its solar energy systems to customers. The company was founded by Jeffrey B. Straubel, Elon Reeve Musk, Martin Eberhard, and Marc Tarpenning on July 1, 2003 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Chief Executive Officer & Director
2002 - Current

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It is develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon R. Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Tesla Energy Operations, Inc. engages in the business of renewable energy services such as, solar energy products and services. It offers installation, ongoing monitoring and repair services of solar energy systems in the U.S. and also provides services to homeowners, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations. The company was founded by Lyndon R. Rive and Peter J. Rive on June 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

President & Director
Current
Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2016

XPRIZE Foundation creates educational programming for students and space enthusiasts. It offers services in space and ocean exploration, life sciences, energy & environment, education, and global development areas. XPRIZE Foundation was founded by Peter Diamandis in 1995 and is located in Santa Monica, CA.

Trustee
2010 - Prior

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2012

William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

$1,000 +
2011

Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge through basic and applied research, and serves the diverse needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies. In support of this mission, we are committed to: An organizational culture that values and encourages intellectual curiosity, a sense of belonging and shared purpose among faculty, students and staff, and pursuit of excellence in all endeavors. Recruiting and developing faculty who are internationally recognized as educators, scholars and researchers. Recognition as an effective, innovative, technology-focused educational and research institution. Recruiting and retaining a high-quality, highly selective and culturally diverse student body. Continued improvement in the quality of campus life for members of the university community. Providing personal and career growth opportunities for both traditional and nontraditional students and members of the faculty and staff. As an independent technological university, Florida Tech offers state-of-the-art facilities, top-notch faculty, a diverse student body and innovative research combined with a dynamic location and exceptional reputation.

Political Donations
$50K
2017

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Kayne Anderson MLP/Midstream Investment Co.

$30K
2014

President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Kayne Anderson MLP/Midstream Investment Co.

$2,600
2014

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Tesla, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It is develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon R. Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

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Stemcentrx, Inc. develops life-changing therapies for cancer patients. It develops proprietary discovery platforms that yield unprecedented insight into the biology of tumors and are being exploited to develop potent new cancer drugs. The firm specializes in designing drugs to target cancer stem cells, which are the cells that cause cancer to spread throughout the body. The company was founded by Brian Christopher Slingerland, Daniel T. Reiner and Scott J. Dylla in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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NeuroVigil, Inc. develops and manufactures non-invasive wireless brain recording technology for clinical trials, pathologies, and sleep studies applications. Its technology analyzes the dynamic oscillations produced during sleep in order to systematically scan the brain for signs of pathologic activity years in advance of cognitive or behavioral symptoms. The company was founded in 2007 by Philip Steven Low and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA.

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Advisors
Legal Advisor

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Awards & Honors
Rank #80
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #75
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #94
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.