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Elon Musk: 5 Facts About Twitter’s New Owner

As the shock of Elon Musk’s 44 billion dollar purchase of @twitter settles in, here are five things you should know about the South-African-born entrepreneur.

  • In 1984, aged 12, Musk designed his first video game, Blastar. He received $500 after the source code for it was published in a magazine.
  • He was born in and moved to his mother’s home country of Canada at 17.          Pretoria, South Africa,
  • Musk’s South African father was once a half-owner of a Zambian emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika.
  • Eon co-founded the electronic-payment firm Paypal, one of the world’s biggest fintech companies.
  • He’s also the CEO of Testa world’s most valuable car manufacturer and SpaceX. He is currently ranked as the richest man in the world according to Forbes.


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