Musk first moved into the field he was to become most renowned for in 2002 when he founded SpaceX. The aerospace manufacturer and transportation company was created with the goal of colonizing Mars. It’s since been responsible for several space milestones and partnered with NASA to fly 13 International Space Station missions.
In 2004 Musk joined the board of directors at Tesla, Inc., the Californian company specializing in energy storage, electric vehicles and manufacturing solar panels. As with SpaceX, Musk set a major goal – to make electric cars much cheaper to the public. By 2018 the company had produced more than 300,000 vehicles.
And Musk’s business dealings certainly don’t end there. In 2015 he co-founded non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAl. A year later he added Neuralink, a neurology firm dealing in the development of brain-computer interfaces, to his portfolio. And shortly after, he formed tunnel-making and infrastructure-based The Boring Company.