How billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk got his start


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Whether or not you think Elon Musk can recover from the very public SpaceX failure, there’s no denying he’s a visionary.

The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is working to shuttle humans to Mars, bring electric vehicles to the mass market, and revolutionize both artificial intelligence and transportation — with some hits and misses.


Musk’s winding path to success all started in South Africa, when a young Musk started voraciously reading sci-fi books and building his own video games.

Here’s a comprehensive infographic created by Funders and Founders designer Anna Vital that explores Musk’s fascinating road to the top.