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Elon Musk: American engineer and technology entrepreneur
Elon Reeve Musk is an engineer, industrial designer, and technology entrepreneur. He is a citizen of South Africa, Canada, and the United States, and is the founder, CEO and chief engineer/designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People, and was ranked joint first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. He has a net worth of $38.2 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 23rd-richest person in the world. He is the longest tenured CEO of any automotive manufacturer globally.

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As Tesla stock soars, Elon Musk hints at another big move for the EV maker

Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted that his electric vehicle company may build a factory in Texas as the company's stock continues to soar.
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Elon Musk's musician girlfriend Grimes opens up about her struggles with pregnancy

Grimes confirmed on Instagram that she's pregnant and struggling to "cope with working and having a baby." She's romantically linked to Elon Musk.
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Tesla plans $2 billion offering amid stock boom [Video]Tesla plans $2 billion offering amid stock boom

Tesla on Thursday announced plans to raise $2 billion in a stock offering, tapping into an astronomical jump in its share price over the past few months and reversing the electric-car maker’s..

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Elon Musk Tweets #DeleteFacebook [Video]Elon Musk Tweets #DeleteFacebook

The Tesla founder has been a critic of the social media platform in recent years.

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Elon Musk: Worst Job He Ever Had [Video]Elon Musk: Worst Job He Ever Had

YouTube/Third Row Tesla Elon Musk said on a podcast that his least favorite job was a short-term position at a lumber mill when he was a teenager. The job required him to shovel "steaming" sand and..

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Tesla's Surge: $18 Billion To Elon Musk's Fortune [Video]Tesla's Surge: $18 Billion To Elon Musk's Fortune

AP Tesla's surging stock means Elon Musk has grown his net worth the most of anyone this year. The electric carmaker's boss has jumped from 35th to 20th in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Tesla's..

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Tesla skyrockets to record above $900 a share [Video]Tesla skyrockets to record above $900 a share

Tesla continued its record run on Wall Street as optimism surrounding its electric vehicle battery technology pushed the stock above $900 a share for the first time. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Elon Musk drops EDM song 'Don't Doubt ur Vibe' [Video]Elon Musk drops EDM song 'Don't Doubt ur Vibe'

Earlier this week, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced he had created a new song, “Don’t Doubt ur Vibe”.

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Tesla tops $100 billion in market valuation [Video]Tesla tops $100 billion in market valuation

Tesla's stock surge Wednesday drove the electric car maker's valuation past the $100 billion mark, making it the first U.S. automaker to achieve that milestone. Fred Katayama reports.

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SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test [Video]SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a major milestone for the company in its quest to..

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SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test [Video]SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, laying the..

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Watch: Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully tests emergency capsule for astronauts [Video]Watch: Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully tests emergency capsule for astronauts

The test comes ahead of SpaceX's first transport of astronauts to the International Space Station. View on euronews

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Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully tests emergency capsule for astronauts [Video]Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully tests emergency capsule for astronauts

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully tests emergency capsule for astronauts

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Tesla seeks shift from 'Made in China' to 'Designed in China' [Video]Tesla seeks shift from 'Made in China' to 'Designed in China'

U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make "Chinese-style" vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account. Ciara Lee..

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Tesla stock worth more than GM, Ford combined [Video]Tesla stock worth more than GM, Ford combined

Electric car company Tesla made history of a different kind Wednesday when a pop in its stock gave the company a higher stock market value than General Motors and Ford combined. Conway G. Gittens has..

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EVs: Tesla's China SUV; Sony's Vegas surprise [Video]EVs: Tesla's China SUV; Sony's Vegas surprise

Tesla is set to start building its Model Y SUV in China, but it might have a surprise new rival after Sony unveiled an electric concept car at the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Julian..

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Elon Musk performs bizarre dance moves at Tesla event in China [Video]Elon Musk performs bizarre dance moves at Tesla event in China

Billionaire starts dancing on stage in front of cheering audience

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Stripteasing Musk launches Tesla SUV program at new China factory [Video]Stripteasing Musk launches Tesla SUV program at new China factory

Elon Musk showed off striptease moves at the launch of Tesla’s Model Y electric sports utility vehicle program at its new Shanghai factory on Tuesday, where the company delivered its first cars built..

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SpaceX launches 60 new internet satellites into orbit [Video]SpaceX launches 60 new internet satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched 60 more mini internet satellites late on Monday, this time testing a dark coating to appease stargazers. His Starlink fleet now numbering 180, SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon..

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SpaceX launches new round of Starlink satellites [Video]SpaceX launches new round of Starlink satellites

Elon Musk's company sent another sixty Starlink satellites, hoping to build out its plan for an internet service that reaches across the globe. Olivia Chan reports.

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Defying skeptics, Tesla meets delivery goal [Video]Defying skeptics, Tesla meets delivery goal

Tesla beat Wall Street estimates for annual vehicle deliveries and met the low-end of its own target, sending shares to a record high in a vindication for Chief Executive Elon Musk after a few..

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Elon Musk's Tesla Decade [Video]Elon Musk's Tesla Decade

Elon Musk is a member of the "PayPal Mafia," and CEO and founder of both Tesla and SpaceX. In 2016, he also founded The Boring Company. In October, Tesla surpassed GM to become the most valuable car..

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Tesla delivers first China-made Model 3 sedans [Video]Tesla delivers first China-made Model 3 sedans

Tesla has started delivering Model 3 electric cars built at its Shanghai factory in just under a year since it began work on the $2 billion plant, a record for global automakers in China. David Pollard..

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Japanese billionaire Maezawa pulls out of dating show that promised the moon

Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has pulled out of a documentary search for a girlfriend to take on his voyage around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX, citing his "mixed feelings" about..
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Donald Trump: Elon Musk is 'one of our great geniuses,' but 'I was worried about him'

President Donald Trump hailed Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as "one of our great geniuses" in the pantheon of brilliant inventors a la Thomas Edison.
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President Trump, Billie Eilish, Elon Musk among the 20 influential people to watch in 2020

Billie Eilish, Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg and Elon Musk are among 20 influential people on 24/7 Wall St.'s list of those to watch in 2020.  
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Elon Musk Cleared in Lawsuit Over His ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

The defamation trial in Los Angeles ended in the billionaire’s favor.
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Elon Musk’s Lawyer Argues ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet Was a Generic Insult

The Tesla billionaire is expected to take the stand in a civil defamation trial in Los Angeles.
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Elon Musk's defamation trial begins over "pedo guy" tweet

Musk will be asked to explain what he meant when he called cave rescuer Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy"
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Dubai police adding Tesla's new Cybertruck to their fleet?

After a botched demonstration of the Cybertruck's armor glass windows – which shattered – the Dubai Police still seem impressed with Elon Musks' latest invention
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Ford wants a rematch after Tesla's Cybertruck pulled an F-150. Musk says 'bring it on'

Ford asked Elon Musk for a Cybertruck so it could run its own test after a video showed the new Cybertruck towing a Ford F-150.
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Tesla receives nearly 200,000 pre-orders for Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company has more than 180,000 pre-orders for its first electric pickup truck called Cybertruck. The vehicle was unveiled last week to mixed reviews. The starting price is..
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Windows of Tesla's "bulletproof" truck shatter during its debut

"There's room for improvement," Elon Musk joked
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Tesla Cybertruck design stuns: 'Eccentric,' 'eye-popping' or 'weird' 'piece of junk'?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk rolled out what can only be described as one of the most stunning reveals in recent automotive history on Thursday night.
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Tesla’s Electric ‘Cybertruck’ Is Unveiled. It’s Pointy.

Elon Musk’s car company presented its long-awaited pickup truck. Production begins in late 2021.
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Tesla Cybertruck, an electric pickup truck, wows crowd at unveiling

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's long awaited electric pickup truck. But all of the demonstrations didn't go as planned.
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Tesla to Unveil Plans for an Electric Pickup Truck

Elon Musk’s electric car company has long promised the truck, which will be revealed on Thursday. But you probably won’t be able to buy it for a while.
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Elon Musk, Accused of Defaming Cave Explorer, Must Stand Trial, Judge Says

The explorer had filed a lawsuit last year after Mr. Musk accused him of being a “pedo guy.” Mr. Musk wanted the case thrown out.
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Elon Musk mocks billionaire investor for betting against Tesla

Tesla founder is offering a "gift of short shorts" to one of the electric car maker's most vocal critics
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Tesla short sellers lose $1.5 billion in single day

An unexpected profit from Elon Musk's money-losing electric car company gave its Wall Street critics quite a shock
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Is Mark Zuckerberg the most hated person in tech?

The Facebook co-founder upsets politicians, columnists and pundits with his political ad stance. But what of Pichai, Cook and Musk?
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Maye Musk, always in fashion

Maye Musk has been modeling since the age of 15, but today - at age 70 - she is more in-demand than ever. Contributor Alina Cho asks Musk about her love affair with the camera, and about how she raised..
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on the next giant leap for mankind

As the founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX, a private company that makes rockets and spacecraft, Elon Musk envisions a time when his reusable rockets will bring people to the moon and Mars. He's..
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What's in a name? For Tesla, $75,000

Elon Musk tells "60 Minutes" he had to buy his car company's name — and gives Lesley Stahl the pronunciation of "Tesla."
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk on smoking pot, impulsive tweets

The CEO of Tesla says, "I don't really want to try to adhere to some CEO template." Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk welcomes GM competition

General Motors recently announced plans to double its investment in electric vehicles and that’s just fine with Elon Musk. Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on 60 Minutes
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Is Elon Musk like President Trump?

They both certainly stir up a lot of controversy on Twitter. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tells 60 Minutes whether he sees any similarities between himself and the 45th president.
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Tesla president on Model 3s, working for Elon Musk

Jerome Guillen, the automotive president of Tesla, takes 60 Minutes to the Gigafactory, a lithium-ion battery factory near Reno, Nevada, that played a crucial role in ramping up the production of..
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk's light-bulb moment

Tesla created a third assembly line for production of its Model 3 car in an unexpected place: a big tent in the parking lot of the Fremont factory. The unconventional idea increased production by 50..
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk disputes labor complaints

Musk says the charges are "utter nonsense" and that he'd know because he was "literally living in the factory."
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2014: Tesla and SpaceX — Elon Musk's industrial empire

So many children dream of fast cars and rocket ships, but few actually grow up to build them – and change the world in the process.
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Elon Musk: "I have no respect for the SEC"

The Tesla cofounder got in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission this summer and explains to Lesley Stahl how his tweeting has been reined in as a result.
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SpaceX, Face Blindness

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants his company, SpaceX, to build America's next manned spacecraft; Also, Imagine you couldn't recognize people's faces, and even your own family looked unfamiliar...
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Musk defends NASA capsule delay: 'space is hard'

The head of NASA says it's commercial crew program to launch astronauts to the International Space Station using Elon Musk's delayed SpaceX capsules is a top priority for the space agency. (Oct...
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Elon Musk unveils new stainless-steel "Starship" prototype

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled SpaceX's "Starship" prototype over the weekend. Its purpose? To launch humans to the moon — and even to Mars. Musk said his newest stainless-steel spaceship could go to..
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Elon Musk shows off massive "Starship" spacecraft prototype

SpaceX founder Elon Musk showed off a towering prototype of his next-generation stainless steel "Starship" on Saturday, telling a throng of reporters, cheering supporters and company workers the..
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SpaceX Unveils Silvery Vision to Mars: ‘It’s Basically an I.C.B.M. That Lands’

Elon Musk delivered an update on his company’s Starship prototype, which faces business challenges and neighbors not happy to live so close to its test site.
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Elon Musk to update "Starship" plans

The SpaceX founder visits the company's Texas launch site to deliver a Starship update
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U.S. labor judge rules that Tesla broke labor law

Electric carmaker Tesla Inc interfered with legitimate union organizing and must read a notice to workers explaining their rights in a meeting requiring attendance from Chief Executive Elon Musk, a..
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What happens when SpaceX moves in next door: "Where the hell do I go now?"

A hover test by a Starhopper rocket at SpaceX's launch site is the latest move by founder Elon Musk to eventually take humans to Mars. The launch site is next to a tiny neighborhood east of..
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Elon Musk says 'pedo guy' tweet did not suggest British cave diver was a pedophile

Elon Musk on Monday said he did not intend to accuse a British diver of pedophilia by branding him a "pedo guy" on Twitter, as the Tesla Inc chief executive sought to dismiss a defamation lawsuit.
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SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test

SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company's Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's..
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Tesla relaunches its solar-panel business: You can rent one for $50 per month

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk took to to Twitter to announce the restart of the company's solar-panel sector.
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Extended transcript: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on putting boots on the moon and Mars

The founder and CEO of SpaceX discusses the aerospace company's ambitions for flying humans to the moon and Mars, the importance of reusable in rockets, and the inspiration of Douglas Adams
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Tesla posts $408 million loss despite increasing sales of electric vehicles

Facing pressure to minimize its losses and boost sales, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pledged that demand is strong despite concerns about the company's sustainability.
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Microsoft invests $1 billion in artificial intelligence lab co-founded by Elon Musk

Microsoft has agreed to invest $1 billion in OpenAI, a lab co-founded by Elon Musk, to develop advanced artificial intelligence technologies.
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 7/21

This week's edition of "Sunday Morning," hosted by Lee Cowan, features Rita Braver's cover story on a new documentary about legendary CBS newsman Mike Wallace. Plus: Conor Knighton looks at the success..
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Preview: Elon Musk on SpaceX and a link to history

SpaceX founder Elon Musk's rocket launches have a unique tie to the Apollo program, as he explains to Time magazine editor-at large Jeffrey Kluger, in this preview of an interview to be broadcast on..
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