Elon Musk – Text for reading and comprehension
Who is the man behind Tesla?
Elon Musk is a famous engineer and businessman. He was born in South Africa in 1971. As a child, he was interested in books and computers. He even created a video game and sold it to a computer magazine when he was 12. In 1992, he went to the USA to study physics.
In 1995, Musk and his younger brother founded Zip2, which is a software company that connects businesses with their customers. Four years later, the brothers sold the company for $307m. After that, Musk created PayPal, which is an online money transfer service. In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion.
Musk founded and co-founded other companies too, like Space X and Tesla Motors. In 2021, he became the richest person in the world.
What is important for Elon Musk? He says that the world must think about ways to save human life in the future. We must do something about climate change. We must explore other planets and we must make sure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) doesn’t make human life obsolete.