Elon Musk: 7 Surprising Facts You Never Knew

1. Musk was bullied in school and once hospitalized after a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs.

2. Musk dropped out of Stanford after just two days to start his first company, Zip2, which he sold for almost $300 million.

3. Musk co-founded SolarCity, which was acquired by Tesla and is now known as Tesla Energy.

4. Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, which has successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket and plans to send humans to Mars by 2026.

5. Musk founded Neuralink, a company that aims to develop brain-machine interfaces to improve human intelligence and communication.

6. Musk's first company, Zip2, provided online business directories and was an early precursor to Google Maps.

7. Musk plans to colonize Mars with his SpaceX Starship spacecraft.