U-Elon Musk, owayehlukunyezwa esikoleni ePitoli, manje usengumuntu ocebe kakhulu emhlabeni

U-Elon Musk, owazalelwa eNingizimu Afrika, owahlukunyezwa esangumfundi wesikole ePitoli, usanda kuba ngumuntu ocebe kakhulu emhlabeni onemali ephelele engamaRandi ayizigidi eziyizinkulungwane ezingama-191 (cishe amaRandi ayizigidigidi ezintathu).

UMusk uqhuba inkampani yezimoto i-Tesla neSpaceX.

Ekuqaleni kowezi-2020, uMusk wayengumuntu wama-35 ocebe kakhulu, ngokusho kwe-Bloomberg Billionaires Index, okuyisikhundla sabantu abacebe kakhulu emhlabeni wonke abangama-500.

Kodwa-ke, ngemuva konyaka omuhle ngokumangazayo ka-Tesla ngowezi-2020, uMusk wadlula izidlakela ezinjengoBill Gates wakwa-Microsoft noMark Zuckerberg we-Facebook ukubanga indawo ephezulu.

UMusk, nokho, ukhuliswe ngokuhluke kakhulu kunoma yiziphi zalezi zibalo.

Wazalelwa ePitoli ngoweI-1971 kumama wakhe owayemodela nobaba owayengunjiniyela we-electronicschanical futhi ethuthukisa impahla.

Esikoleni, uMusk wayengumfana othanda ukufunda. Wayenentshisekelo yokuqala kwezamakhompyutha, ezifundisa ukuzifundela izilimi zohlelo lwekhompyutha.

Ukubhuka kwakhe, nokho, kwakungathandwa ontanga yakhe. Wahlukunyezwa kabi eminyakeni eminingana, okwaholela ekutheni ahlale amasonto amabili esibhedlela ngemuva kokuthi ephonswe phansi ezitebhisini.

Ephuma esibhedlela, wabeka izinhloso zakhe ngokuthuthela eMelika, indawo ayibona njengezwe lamathuba.

Lapho elapho, waqhuma emhlabeni weziqalo ze-inthanethi.

Wasungula i-Paypal ngoweI-1998 ne-SpaceX ngowezi-2002.

Kodwa-ke, ukutshalwa kwemali kwakhe enkampanini yezimoto kagesi eyaziwa kancane ebizwa nge-Tesla kwamenza – futhi wenza izimoto zikagesi zaba ngokoqobo.

Le nkampani manje isibiza ngaphezu kwe-Toyota, i-Volkswagen, i-Hyundai, i-GM ne-Ford sekuhlangene.

Ngomcebo wakhe ongajwayelekile, uMusk uhlose “ukusiza ukusungula idolobha eliziphilisa nge-Mars ukuqinisekisa ukuqhubeka kokuphila (kwazo zonke izinhlobo zezinto eziphilayo) uma kwenzeka uMhlaba ushaywa yi-meteor efana nama-dinosaurs noma i-WW3 futhi sizilimaza thina.”