The young Elon Musk was evidently just as driven as he is today – and equally inclined to break with convention. Photo: @elonmusk/Instagram
The young Elon Musk was evidently just as driven as he is today – and equally inclined to break with convention. Photo: @elonmusk/Instagram

Before Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk was fired from PayPal and dropped out of a Stanford PhD programme – 5 facts about the outspoken South African tech entrepreneur before the billions

He surpassed Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as the third-richest man in tech, and became the fifth-richest man in the world, but Elon Musk’s journey to success was just as unconventional as he is

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The young Elon Musk was evidently just as driven as he is today – and equally inclined to break with convention. Photo: @elonmusk/Instagram
The young Elon Musk was evidently just as driven as he is today – and equally inclined to break with convention. Photo: @elonmusk/Instagram
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