Geek Of The Week: Elon Musk

Geek Of The Week: Elon Musk

South African-born Elon Musk has been in the tech headlines a lot recently. His two big ventures, SpaceX and Tesla Motors are gaining a lot of attention. SpaceX, as the name implies, is a private sector space travel organization who has already provided several ISS resupply missions. Tesla Motors, is a maker of electric sports cars. With the current energy crisis, these babies have undoubtedly gained a lot of media attention this year. Musk is the CEO of both companies. Previous to founding these companies however, Musk co-founded X.com. The firm opened a small, at the time, subsidiary known as PayPal. Needless to say, it took off and the rest is history. His current net worth is predicted to be around $9.6 million. And to top it all off, he’s only 43 years old. Jeez. This geek has accomplished a lot in just a few decades.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.