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Everything you need to know about Elon Musk’s plans to change everything

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By Dasia Moore
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Elon Musk is determined to remake the world. And with an industry-spanning, multibillion-dollar business empire, Musk possesses the tools and influence necessary to do just that—for better or worse.

Between Tesla Cybertruck releases, solar roof designs, SpaceX satellite launches, and SEC cases, it can be difficult to keep track of what exactly is going on in Musk’s world. Quartz’s latest presentation puts everything you need to know—Musk’s successes, controversies, and visions for the future—in one place.

Musk is known for being CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, but his broader business network is actually much larger. He founded and leads two other companies: The Boring Company, an infrastructure startup, and Neuralink, a neurotechnology company. He also invests in or advises at least 10 other organizations, many of which work in artificial intelligence. Musk’s business success isn’t new, either. He launched his first business, Zip2, at 24 and founded what would become PayPal when he was 27.

The most famous of Musk’s endeavors is Tesla Motors. Founded in 2003, Tesla quickly eclipsed legacy Detroit brands to become the most valuable automaker in the US. Still, the company has struggled to make a profit.

Musk’s investments offer a window into what he sees as the future of tech, beyond his own companies. He is an angel investor to six startups, including fintech unicorn Stripe.

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