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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ashlee Vance

Narrated By: Fred Sanders

Publisher: Virgin Digital

Date: April 2016

Duration: 13 hours 25 minutes


South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.
The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.
He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ...
Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.


  • Kumaran M.

    A truly remarkable story of a man’s courage and determination to secure the future of mankind. Inspirational!!!!

  • Martin W.

    Interesting insights into a true disruptor

  • Wayne B


  • Damien S

    Excellent biography, well researched and balanced. Provides great insight into the world of Elon. Narrator is excellent too.

  • Nicole Netto

    As amazing and inspiring as I expected - great motivational story

  • Mfanasibili Ngwenya

    An absolutely great entrepreneur! He has the future in his fingertips. I'm looking forward to more ventures by this genius.

  • Bruce Mitchell

    Excellent! A well researched and balanced insight into the man, the businesses he has created and his vision.

  • Hemant Raibagkar

    Fascinating story of Elon , showing his fight against all odds.

  • Shiloh Naiken

    What an amazing story of persistence and determination. Elon makes me very proud of being South African

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