In the first days of 2021, a small event shook the world of the ultra-rich. Jeff Bezos lost his position as the richest man in the world. This is an event because Jeff Bezos had held this position for many months now. The surprise was even greater for some to see that the one who had just passed Jeff Bezos was none other than Elon Musk.
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX had a fortune of “only” $20 billion at the beginning of 2020. Tesla’s phenomenal success in the stock market in the year 2020 allowed his wealth to grow at a rapid pace.
At the time of writing, the gap between the two entrepreneurs who aim to colonize space is less than a billion dollars. their wealth is purely virtual.
When a crash occurs in the stock market, these two entrepreneurs could lose their number one and number two positions.
Elon Musk’s success is by no means random
In any case, Elon Musk’s ascent does not ultimately owe anything to chance. If Elon Musk was able to become the richest man in the world, it is first of all because he never made it a goal. Money is not something that motivates Elon Musk. Changing the world he lives in is what motivates Elon Musk daily.
Wanting to change the world is one thing. To be able to do so for many years is another. Elon Musk is one of those who can change the world we live in. He makes things impossible for the average person possible. No one imagined that humans could colonize space so quickly.
Elon Musk’s successes give confidence in his ability to one day turn this dream into reality.
Many people wonder how Elon Musk managed to establish himself in so many different fields. Indeed, Elon Musk does not refrain from doing so. He didn’t know anything about the rocket world, but he still managed to revolutionize the industry with SpaceX.
From an early age, Elon Musk has never set himself limits
Every time he has new ideas, Elon Musk tries to go all the way. That’s not new. At the age of 12, Elon Musk set his mind to learning computer programming. We were then in 1983. If today, learning to make computer programs is easy thanks to the countless free resources that exist on the Internet, this was not the case at the beginning of the 80s.
At the time, computer programming was reserved for just a minority of people. Nevertheless, Elon Musk decided to buy a book on the BASIC programming language. He was more motivated than ever to achieve his goal. The book promised to learn how to program in 6 months. For a 12-year-old boy, this was a big challenge.
Elon met this challenge in only 3 days!
After completing this book, Elon developed his first video game in BASIC. The game was called Blastar. You can discover it online in the HTML5 version. For the time, this game was of excellent quality. Elon promoted his game and managed to sell the source code for $500 to a computer programming magazine.
This first experience with entrepreneurship made Elon Musk realize that his ability to learn could change his life
This first experience in the world of entrepreneurship made Elon Musk aware of two fundamental things. The first was that through the power of books, he was able to master any subject quickly. The second was that by selling his products, he could make a lot of money.
Of these two things, it is the first quality that later made Elon Musk the richest man in the world. Throughout his life, Elon has never refrained from doing anything, because he always feels able to master a complex subject thanks to his incredible thirst for learning. Elon Musk knows how books can change a life.
They have changed his. This willingness to forbid nothing has made the difference for Elon Musk. If you study the lives of other great entrepreneurs of our time, you’ll see that it’s a constant that comes up frequently. For Jeff Bezos, it’s the same thing. It’s no coincidence that the two richest men on the planet are competing to see who will be the first of the two to colonize space.
If you want to understand what drives Elon Musk, I think you should look at his 5 favorite books. A book on the life of Benjamin Franklin, another on Albert Einstein, or a technical book on structures. Elon Musk’s tastes are very eclectic. For him, the knowledge found in books is the key to success.
At your level, you should be inspired by Elon Musk’s unique quality of thinking that he is capable of mastering any subject if he gives himself the means to deepen his knowledge. This will allow you to carry out your most ambitious projects while not denying yourself any dream that people around you might call too ambitious.
Dream big, and make your dreams come true like Elon Musk. It’s up to you!