Everyone is familiar with Elon Musk the Martian, but what about Musk the Investor? In this article, we will list the top ten ventures Elon Musk has invested in to achieve the multi billionaire status!
Since founding Zip2 23 years ago, Elon Musk has gone on to start another two businesses and invest in countless others. He is one of the most admired leaders in the world, gaining respect for the ambitious nature of his activities and sheer dedication towards ensuring that they succeed.
His endeavors naturally receive a lot of press, and countless armchair analysts pore over the viability of self-driving cars or if mankind can colonize Mars. In this article, I am going to leave those pontifications aside and purely focus on Musk the investor. If you are interested in a deeper look into his background and the companies that he is involved in, I highly recommend Tim Urban’s writings on Musk and his businesses.
In researching this, I found that Musk clearly learns from his mistakes and experiences, adapting his future actions thereafter.
- In 1998 Musk invested in IT company Everdream Corporation, which eventually sold to Dell.
- In 2004, Musk invested in Tesla Motors to change the world of electric cars.
- Musk also owns a stake in small-satellite company, Surrey Satellite Technology.
- He’s invested in fixing our power grid problems with a solar power utility called SolarCity.
- Musk has invested in the question-and-answer site Mahalo.com.
- Musk invested in online payment company, Stripe, which launched in 2010.
- Musk’s personal love of science led him to invest in the Tesla Science Center in New York in 2014.
- Despite his notorious fear of artificial intelligence (AI), Musk has invested in a startup called Vicarious.
- Another of Musk’s AI investments, called DeepMind Technologies, has already been sold off to Google.
- Musk also gave money to the Future of Life Institute.