Why Famous: Musk is an engineer, inventor and investor focused on the technology, transport and space industries.
He is the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Zip2, PayPal and Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity.
- 2010-09-25 PayPal founder Elon Musk (39) weds actress Talulah Riley (24) at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland
- 2002-05-06 Entrepreneur Elon Musk founds SpaceX
- 2008-09-28 SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
- 2010-12-08 With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
- 2012-05-25 A SpaceX Dragon becomes the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station
- 2017-07-09 CEO Elon Musk is the first owner of Telsa's first mass market electric car - the Model 3
- 2017-07-20 Elon Musk tweets he has "verbal government approval" to build 29 minute Hyperloop between New York and Washington, D.C.
- 2018-02-06 Elon Musk's company SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, world's most powerful rocket
- 2018-07-18 Elon Musk apologises for calling British caver diver in Thai rescue "pedo guy" after widespread criticism and fall in Tesla stock price
- 2018-09-27 US Securities and Exchange Commission files lawsuit accusing Elon Musk of securities fraud
- 2019-03-03 SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully docks with the International Space Station during its demonstration run
- 2019-09-28 Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacecraft Starship, designed to travel to Mars and the solar system and land back on earth
- 2019-11-21 Elon Musk launches Tesla's electric Cybertruck with shatterproof windows that when demonstrated on stage shatter
- 2020-05-01 Tweets by Elon Musk saying Tesla's share price is too high wipe $14 billion off the carmaker's value
- 2020-05-30 SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. First private company to launch astronauts into space.
- 2020-08-01 Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens, after Musk tweets in support of a conspiracy theory that they did
- 2020-08-02 SpaceX Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico, 1st commercial crewed mission
- 2020-08-29 Elon Musk unveils pig named Gertrude with coin-sized computer in her brain, part of his Nuralink start-up creating a brain-to-machine interface
- 2020-11-15 SpaceX Falcon 9 launches first regular flight to International Space Station with four astronauts, three from NASA, one Japanese
- 2021-01-07 Elon Musk, co-founder of Tesla, becomes the world's richest man, worth $186 billion, overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
- 2021-05-08 Tesla chief executive Tesla Elon Musk hosts "Saturday Night Live" in the US