60 Minutes Australia – May 12, 2021
Elon Musk (2015) The story of Elon Musk is almost too incredible to believe. He’s an engineer and entrepreneur worth more than 15 billion dollars. He backs himself and his high-risk ventures, which invariably earn huge profits. First there was PayPal, the way to buy and sell on the internet. Then Tesla, the electric supercar he built. And SpaceX, the rocket company NASA uses – not bad for a 44-year-old guy. As Ross Coutlhart learns, Elon is not stopping there and his next venture is truly out of this world: the colonisation of Mars. If Elon Musk reminds you of Tony Stark – Ironman – you’re right, because he is also the inspiration behind the Hollywood superhero.