Faster, further, fearless: would you bet against Elon Musk?

Faster, further, fearless: would you bet against Elon Musk?
Musk bought Twitter for US$44 billion in cash. He then fired 80% of the staff. (Image: Getty)
Warren Couillault
Elon Musk (also known as “Iron Man”) certainly likes things shaken and not stirred. Musk has been in the news again this week on a number of fronts: price cuts for the new Tesla model X, his rocket spectacularly blowing up soon after launch and restoring the free blue tick on Twitter. He was probably best known for his Tesla electric car venture before hitting the headlines with a vow to buy and clean up Twitter. But who is Musk really, how did he amass this fortune and what is the background to his massive wealth?South Af...

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