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Elon Musk: The Real Iron Man


Elon Musk:The real Iron Man

Who doesn't know Tony Stark, the coloring page of Marvel Comics? On the one hand, his identity is like that of a famous scientist-billionaire, on the other hand, he is an Ironman for the people of the world as soon as he is covered in red iron armor. In the pages of fiction comics, just as Ironman made all the impossible of science possible with his jetpack, so in the real world, but there is someone who is reshaping us with his extraordinary innovative scientific thinking. His name is Elon Musk.Elon Musk, who owns nearly 21 billion in assets, is considered one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world today. The life style of this man of diverse thoughts gives us a lot of inspiration. According to many, the current Elon Musk is a reflection of KFC's Colonel Sanders or Alibaba's Jack Ma, who was able to overcome hundreds of failures and reach the pinnacle of success. From tiny computer programming to the development of life on the red soil of Mars-The journey was so long but not easy at all. Let's take a look at the story of a little boy from Pretoria who became a billionaire entrepreneur.

Childhood stories:

The son of a South African father and a Canadian mother, Elon's full name is "Elon Reve Mask", born in 1981 in Pretoria, South Africa. Elon had a penchant for books since childhood. At the age of nine, he finally started reading the famous Encyclopdia Britannica, which he once did! He was very quiet in school life, which we call introvert. That's why he was bullied during his school days and was once taken to the hospital.There was so much stress at the beginning of his life but in no way could he keep his success in check. At just 10 years old, he mastered computer programming on his own. At the age of 12, he created a fun video game called Blaster. Interestingly, he made 500 in cash by selling that video game to a magazine!


Saying "no" to South Africa's compulsory military life, Musk traveled to Canada for higher education. He graduated in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He later earned a second bachelor's degree in physics.It is worth mentioning that despite being a science student in school and college, many have a latent desire to pursue a career in science with a background in commerce or arts. Elon Musk can be an inspiration for them.Because even though he was once a student of economics, later he was able to succeed in the scientific field.Shortly after Musk was admitted to Stanford University to pursue a PhD in energy physics, he decided that,Excluding his PhD, he will focus on becoming a business entrepreneur andExactly 2 days later he dropped out of the university.

Start of success:

The time was the beginning of the Internet, according to Bill Gates. “Internet is the new big thing”The immense potential of the Internet inspired Elon Musk to create Zip2, a software that was used as an Internet guide for city newspapers. If Mask is interested in the position of CEO of Zip Two, he is bound by the board of directors of his own company.In the meantime, when the famous tech company acquired Compaq Zip Two, it took 22 million US dollars in its pocket. Zip Two's jute was paid and he came with a mask with Do you know what is? which later became PayPal, the most popular online money transaction medium in the world today.In 2002, e-commerce company eBay bought PayPal for 1.5 billion, the largest business acquisition at the time. Elon Musk's 11.6 percent stake in Elon Musk's bank account is worth about 175 million.After Zip2 and, he could easily live a luxurious life with the mask of a millionaire if he wanted to. But Mask's dream was much bigger, much more far-reaching.

SpaceX wins with SpaceX:

Elon Musk's intention was to deliver goods from Earth to space on a private initiative with an intercontinental rocket. Whatever he thought, he flew the mask to Russia for the purpose of buying rockets.But when he visited Russia, he found that one ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) cost about 8 million and was only usable once. Elon Musk was disappointed to hear such an incredible price. Even missile makers start making fun of masks.On his way back to the country, Musk decides that he will build low-cost rockets that can cross the Earth's orbit, as well as recyclables.Added a mask to the rocket recycling slogan,It's crazy that we build these sophisticated rockets and destroy them at the end of every operation. It's really ridiculous. On May 7, 2002, Elon Musk founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), the world's largest privately owned space agency.It is wrong to think that Elon Musk made a bet in the beginning with SpaceX. Rather, after three consecutive rocket launches, many saw the end of SpaceX. Yet Elon Musk did not give up. He had 100% confidence in his technology because he believed that he could give his dream in space by relying on this technology. The successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon-1 was a thumbs up to hundreds of obstacles and risks.If we want to, we can find Elon Musk-SpaceX's connection to that story of Robert Bruce and the spider.

When dreaming on Mars:

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Elon Musk was a man whose brain was always preoccupied with far-reaching thoughts. Elon Musk thought that it was ridiculous for mankind to walk only on the earth, because in any catastrophe on the face of the earth, the extinction of mankind could happen in an instant. So Elon Musk took the initiative to establish a human settlement on Mars in the near future.Musk thought the most important thing to cover the cost of traveling 54.6 million kilometers from Earth was to make the rocket recyclable. SpaceX developed the Falcon-9, the Falcon Heavy, and offered sophisticated spacecraft like the BFR. Mask wants to make the Mars mission a reality between 2020 and 2024.And starting from Falcon-9 to today's Falcon Heavy proves one thing, and that is that Elon Musk's Mission to Mars is much more real now.Mask is so optimistic about Mars that he wishes to die on Mars, not on Earth!

Tesla, Hyperloop and others:

Two years after the founding of SpaceX, Elon Musk has decided that there is no alternative to electric vehicles to reduce the world's energy shortages. So he founded Tesla Inc., a unique company for solar and electric powered automobiles. Elon Musk ensures that every car that comes out of the Tesla factory in California is 100% environmentally friendly and energy efficient.If you were told that you could travel from Dhaka to any part of the country in just a few minutes, you would be surprised. Elon Musk speaks of a communication system where all of this is possible. He named it Hyperloop. With the help of a capsule of hyper speed running through a loop under the ground, the distance to any part of the earth will be only a few hours.Elon Musk's various initiatives include the Solar City where Musk seeks to bring the whole world under solar power, Open AI where work is done to ensure the proper application of artificial intelligence, Neurallink, Gigafactory and many more innovative ideas. A few days ago, while children were trapped in a cave in Thailand, Elon Musk helped rescue workers by donating a mini submarine made of Falcon 9 rocket liquid oxygen delivery tube.

Some inspirational quotes:

"You must try to do the work that is most important to you. Even though the chances of success of the work are nil. "

"Being a successful entrepreneur is like baking a cake in the oven. It's important to have the right amount of each ingredient in you. "

"You can't really invent anything new without failure in life."


It is really difficult to find an example where a person has been successful in life and he has not been criticized. As in the case of Elon Musk. From the very beginning of his school life, he was as insignificant in the eyes of other students as he was criticized for his various thoughts. Even such far-reaching thoughts about the planet Mars in the mask are being called unreasonable by many. But Elon Musk himself is not at all worried about these things, but he says, “I always find criticism. Your work is as valuable as a jewel in the crown of a rational critic. ”In conclusion, the rapid change that Elon Musk is leaving in the world so quickly cannot really be measured in terms of general success. Needless to say, Elon Musk is the first name that comes to mind right now in answer to the question, "Who is the shaper of the future world?" Just like the cover of the famous book,

"Elon Musk" by author Ashley Vance,“How the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future”.

© 2020 MD Naimur Rahman Araf

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