For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.
Elon Musk - this man is an incredible inspiration. He has made his money by improving technology in the areas of internet money transactions, space technology, car technology, Solar power, and now he is working on transportation. The guy loves making his money by improving these incredible technologies and literally making the world a better place.
Elon Musk: CEO and chief designer of SpaceX, chief engineer for Falcon 1 the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to reach orbit, the Falcon 9 rockets and the Dragon space capsule. Oversaw product development/design for the all-electric Tesla Roadster and Model S sedan. Non-executive chairman of SolarCity, the leading provider of solar power systems in California. Co-founded PayPal and co-founded Zip2. He has a physics degree from the University of Pennsylvania.