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Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in South Africa.

Companies founded
Age 24: Zip2
Age 28: PayPal
Age 30: SpaceX
Age 32: Tesla
Age 44: OpenAI
Age 45: Neuralink, Boring Co.

“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”

Happy birthday, @elonmusk!
Tesla’s annual revenue

2007: $73,000
2008: $15 million
2009: $112 million

2015: $4.1 billion
2016: $7.0 billion
2017: $11.8 billion
2018: $21.5 billion

(Tesla) #future #automotive
The rise of SpaceX 🚀

2002: $27 million valuation
2009: $547 million valuation
2019: $34 billion valuation

(PitchBook) #spacex #engineering
Tesla’s annual deliveries

2011: 0 vehicles
2012: 3K vehicles
2013: 23K vehicles

2018: 245K vehicles

(photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg; Russell Middleton) #cars #future
Social media mentions of electric cars

1% - Kia
3% - Volvo
4% - Hyundai
5% - Mercedes-Benz, Ford
6% - Toyota, Chevrolet
7% - Volkswagen
10% - BMW
22% - Tesla

(Talkwalker) #socialmedia #marketing
SpaceX completed missions 🚀

2011: 0

2015: 6
2016: 8
2017: 18
2018: 21

Just think about this:
A generation growing up thinking rockets landing backwards are completely normal.

Thank you #SpaceX and @elonmusk!
Share of employees who say their work “make the world a better place”

42% - Amazon
59% - Microsoft
72% - Google
74% - Apple

89% - Tesla
92% - SpaceX

People work better when they know what the goal is and why. - Elon Musk

(PayScale survey) #tech #jobs
SpaceX drone ship landing compared to the 1959 sci-fi film 'The Sky Calls'.

History in the making. #space @elonmusk
Commercial space launches, 2015-17 🚀

China: 0 launches
India: 2 launches
Russia: 12 launches
Europe: 20 launches

SpaceX: 30 launches
other US: 11 launches

(DOT) #space #engineering
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