Elon Musk: I arrived in North America at 17 w $2000

The World’s richest man Bill gates says that If you are born Poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake”

This world has a unique Quality.

The creator of this World promises to feed you but He does not promise to give you Luxuries life.

All you have to do is Earn the living.

Do you know why I discussed it with you?

Because the reason of this article is to tell you about a man who had nothing but he has a lot right now.

Who comes to your mind when you hear these words?

Elon Musk is one those who earned the living.

Who is Elon Musk and how he earned Billions of Dollars?

This is my topic today.

Now, I’m going to tell you how Elon Musk became Multi-Billionaire.

Every one of you knows who is Elon Musk.

Elon Musk was a boy who loved to read and learn.

He learned what we could not learn.

Elon Musk tells his story in his tweet.

“I arrived in North America at 17 w $2000, a backpack & a suitcase full of books. Paid my own way thru college. Dropped out of Stanford Eng/Phys grad school w $110k in college debt. Created Internet startup w bro & Greg Khouri (love bro & loved Greg, may he RIP)”

Check out the tweet:

According to CNBC Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, he said in an interview with entrepreneur and investor Kevin Rose published on YouTube in 2012.

“It always seemed like when there was cool technology or things happening, it was kinda of in the United States. So, my goal as a kid was to get to get to America basically,” Musk told Rose.

Elon Musk tried to get Canadian Passport.

“Within three weeks of my getting my Canadian passport, I was in Canada,” said Musk. He spent a few years in Canada at Queen’s University, he says, and then got a scholarship to go to the University of Pennsylvania.

He had no idea that one day he would be Entrepreneur.

“I actually wasn’t sure what I wanted to do growing up. I think at one point I thought inventing stuff or creating things would be a cool thing to do. But I wasn’t really sure if that meant starting a company or whether that meant working for a company that made cool stuff,” Musk told Rose.

Musk went to Silicon Valley to attend Stanford University graduate school. Musk tried, and failed, to get a job at Netscape Communications, this is the company that created the first web browser.

“In ’95 I kinda thought the Internet would be something that would change the world in a major way and I wanted to be a part of it. Actually, what I first tried to do, was I tried to get a job at Netscape. I wouldn’t actually try to start a company, I’d try to get a job at Netscape,” he told Rose.

Elon Musk did not give up.


He wanted to get a job in that Company.

“I didn’t get any reply. I mean I had a physics and economics degree, or physics and business degree from Wharton, and I was doing grad studies in applied physics and materials science. I guess that… I mean, I didn’t have a computer science degree or several years working at a software company,” he tells Rose

“For whatever reason, I didn’t get a reply from Netscape and I actually tried hanging out in the lobby, but I was too shy to talk to anyone. So I’m just like standing in the lobby.

“It was pretty embarrassing. I was just sort of standing there trying to see if there’s someone I could talk to and then I just couldn’t, I couldn’t… I was too scared to talk to anyone. So then I left.”

Elon Musk left Stanford to start Zip2.

Zip2 was founded in 1996.