ELON MUSK, risking it all

: Vlismas (M.)

R 310.00
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244pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2022


Michael Vlismas' biography of multi-billionaire Elon Musk, from his childhood in Pretoria though his move to Canada and subsequently to the US, where he co-founded the web software company Zip2. In the same year he co-founded the online bank X.com, which merged with Confinity in 2000 to form PayPal. The company was bought by eBay in 2002, for $1.5 billion.

Musk is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; angel investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company, and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.

Sports journalist and broadcaster Michael Vlismas owns his own sports media agency. He has written biographies of Gary Player, Schalk Burger Snr, Tim Noakes and Chris Froome.