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The Wonderful World of Elon Musk

Answer these questions about the world's most fascinating billionaire - Elon Musk.
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Last updated: November 11, 2021
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First submittedSeptember 8, 2019
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What country was Elon Musk born in?
South Africa
What is the name of his car company?
Tesla
What company made Elon Musk rich when it was purchased by eBay in 2002?
Paypal
What is the name of his space launch company?
SpaceX
What is the name of his tunnel-drilling company?
The Boring Company
What type of weapon did he sell in order to promote that company?
Flamethrower
What is the name of Musk's proposed high-speed train in a vacuum tube?
Hyperloop
What does the Neuralink company hope to one day connect with computers?
Human brains
In 2018, Musk launched a plan to rescue kids trapped in a cave using a tiny submarine,
but his plan was deemed impractical. What country were the kids trapped in?
Thailand
What is manufactured at the Gigafactory in Nevada?
Batteries
What does Elon Musk want to nuke (in order to make it more habitable)?
Mars
What actress did Musk date in 2018?
Amber Heard
Who is the mother of Elon Musk's son X Æ A-12?
Grimes
What rocket was used to deliver a car into space?
Falcon Heavy
What residential solar company was acquired by Musk's car company in 2016?
SolarCity
In 2018, Elon Musk falsely claimed that his car company was being purchased.
What price per share did he say it was being bought for?
(Hint: teenagers think it's funny)
$420.69
Name one of the dog-themed cryptocurrencies he has supported.
Dogecoin /
Shiba Inu coin
Which U.S. state did he move to in 2020?
Texas
53 Comments
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2019
14/16, but considering I'm a big Musk I should've gotten more. Good quiz!
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Level 82
Sep 15, 2019
I like his ventures, makes you believe in the boundless possibilities of human thought and endeavour, bit of a nob at times though.
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2019
Last part of your comment is a bit of an understatement
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Level 82
Nov 19, 2022
I'm English, we use understatement for overemphasis.
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Level 73
Oct 18, 2019
I think it's pretty accurate, he can be a bit of a nob but his endeavours are inspiring. He's never done anything reprehensible enough to deserve all the flack that people give him though.
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Level 70
Oct 18, 2019
During the Thai cave incident he accused one of the rescue divers of being a paedophile because they didn't want to use his idea. That was pretty reprehensible.
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Level 73
Oct 21, 2019
ya, I read that story. he put his foot in his mouth by saying something really stupid. but lots of people do that without also doing good in the world and they don't get as much hate as is directed at Elon. I also think your definition of reprehensible is a bit soft.
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2019
Yeah, for now the cost-benefit analysis of his existence pretty clearly favors the "benefit" side. He seems to be getting more erratic though, so let's hope he doesn't go off the deep end in the future. He could become a supervillain pretty easily.
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Level 70
Nov 30, 2021
He already is. Robot cars, a satellite network, tunneling beneath a major city, AI, cybernetics... all he needs is a volcano lair.
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2021
Are there are geniuses who are really nice people? It seems like most of them are jerks.
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Level 90
Nov 12, 2021
I guess that means Quizmaster's not a nice person...
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Level 71
Nov 12, 2021
Most of them are jerks. Obviously Quizmaster wasn't referring to himself :)
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Level 76
Jul 8, 2023
Just me
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Level 71
Nov 12, 2021
Yeah, agree with Quizmaster and Jmellor. He seems like the kind of person who could do a lot of good for humanity. He's probably done more than anyone else to promote electric vehicles and expand the boundaries of space travel. At the same time, he's emotionally out of touch and incredibly insensitive (and often downright weird).

Personally, I think he'll either be remembered as a genius who is revered thousands of years from now or a loony inventor who is relegated to the footnotes of history.

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Level 73
Nov 14, 2021
Doesn't he have ASD though? That would explain why he seems insensitive.
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Level 71
Nov 15, 2021
Oh, I forgot about that. That would explain a lot though.
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Level 68
Nov 30, 2021
What is ASD?
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
Autism
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Level 37
Dec 1, 2021
He doesn't deserve much credit as an inventor imo - most of his 'inventions' just involve making something substantially worse but "futuristic-looking" like the hyperloop or re-hashing other people's ideas (the "reusable" rocket which has existed for decades). Tesla was only profitable through giant government subsidies. He's a genius marketer but he certainly doesn't deserve any credit as an engineer or inventor.
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Level 37
Dec 1, 2021
Re: the Hyperloop minus a 2 hour rant. We already have an invention that carries people through tubes underground, it's called a metro and turns out it is much more efficient than a tiny tunnel transporting individual cars with one or two people in them. Not to mention: safety, practicality, cost, parking space, environmental cost, fuel usage... I'll spare you the rest, but Google Adam Something and/or Thunderfoot's rants on the Hyperloop if you're still sold.
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2022
Ok well, whatever hopefulness I had for Elon Musk's ambitions flew out the window when he bought Twitter. I'm not sure he was ever a good person, but if he was at some point, he clearly isn't any more. Definitely a loon. Sorta funny how he and Kanye went through the same trajectory of being hailed as the genius visionaries of the 21st century to the biggest trolls of the 21st century.
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Level 78
Sep 25, 2019
Can anyone illuminate me into why the number 420.69 is funny? It must be that I'm no longer a teenager, but I fail to see why it's fan (if it's not just the 69 as a sex position)
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Level 82
Sep 26, 2019
420 relates to smoking weed and 69 is what you thought it was
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Level 75
Oct 18, 2019
I got two. He's not so fascinating in my world. :)
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Level 85
Mar 24, 2020
This is more in my range. I hit the mother of all Hail Mary's on this one to artificially inflate my paltry score. For the weapon question, I had no clue, so I just typed in the most bizarre weapon that came to mind, that I could never imagine anyone ever manufacturing for retail. When "flamethrower" popped up, I actually jumped back. I entered that in the same spirit that I entered "Tso" in the "Famous Generals" quiz.
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Level 52
Jan 7, 2021
If CNN ain't screwing me wrong, Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world.
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Level 60
Jan 21, 2021
how? he was at 40 million USD just 1 or 2 years ago and now he's at almost 200 million....not bad for a billionaire who makes 420 jokes
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2021
Current net worth 287 Billion with a B. He made a deal with the board of Tesla a couple years ago that gave him an insane number of shares if the market value of Tesla increased by an insane amount, which it did.
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Level 43
Nov 12, 2021
And a week or so ago, Tesla made a deal with Hertz for Tesla rental cars and that's what boosted him over the 300 Billion mark, but he went down a little bit now.
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Level 89
Nov 12, 2021
Your tax dollars at work.
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2021
He originally made his fortune from shares in a service that gave people a discreet way to buy porn on the Internet, basically. You might know this service today as PayPal.
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Level 55
Nov 13, 2021
Elon " 1 Million people on Mars by 2050" Musk.

I like him nonetheless. Especially his optimism, though it is overreaching at times.

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Level 76
Jul 8, 2023
Practically all of his predictions/claims about the future fall flat
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Level 62
Nov 17, 2021
Maybe a controversial opinion but I don't like Elon Musk
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2021
Controversial? Maybe. Not really. Unique? Hardly.
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2021
The guy definitely likes his big ideas, but hyperloop in particular is a useless pipe dream. Even if it were ever implemented, the infrastructure involved would make it so hideously expensive that it would basically be a premium service for a handful of business travellers and wealthy people buying into a fad. Musk enjoys talking about the speed, but not the capacity, or the required infrastructure around such projects.
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Level 73
Nov 30, 2021
Elon Musk is the Henry Ford of the 21st Century, except with a better p.r. operation to clean up his messes. He trots out tired anti-semitic tropes ("Who do you think owns the media?") or unfounded slanders (accusing a critic of being a "pedo") when criticized, then claims either that he was joking or that his critics are the real anti-Semites. His management style is just as erratic: he doesn't listen to advice that conflicts with his whatever bright idea he has come up with and fires employees who don't click their heels and salute. It took 30 years for the world to discover that Ford was a crank (and would have gone bankrupt if the government had not rescued him during WWII). I don't think it will take that long for Musk to be unmasked.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
I hope the last part of your statement soon becomes a reality.
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Level 82
Nov 30, 2021
I don't see that they have much in common. And most of Ford's most ardent critics are themselves cranks.
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2022
And, your wish came true @RuthlessCosmo!
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
This is only my opinion, but I do feel that in some years, he will be known for being one of the biggest crooks.
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
no questions about Apartheid emerald mines?
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2021
imho you really missed a trick by not making us guess his child's name. tricky but there must be a certain percentage of people who clicked this quiz just for that
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Level 29
Dec 1, 2021
420 69 ayyy
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Level 63
Dec 2, 2021
i dont like this man
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Level 78
Dec 2, 2021
He wants to turn Mars into a debtors' colony. A real profile in courage.
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Level 53
Jan 1, 2022
when did he support shiba inu coin? from what i know, he made it clear that he would never support it
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Level 91
Jul 30, 2022
8/18. Never found this guy interesting. And I have nothing but contempt for wealthy people who think it's their sworn duty to avoid paying taxes.
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2022
Uninteresting person. Overrated intellect. Gets mocked all the time by real engineers and scientists; many of his ideas are downright idiotic. Mostly just gotten lucky several different times, and then profited off of other people's work sort of like Steve Jobs. I used to think that people overstated how much of an a-hole he was, as a result of misinterpreting his autism, or perhaps simply out of envy or spite. But... recently he's proven that he is, in fact, a world class a-hole.
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Level 82
Nov 3, 2022
and now he's retweeting moronic conspiracy theories... apparently even I overestimated his intellect...
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Level 61
Dec 15, 2022
have to disagree with you on 'uninteresting'; he is a complete clown 🤡🤡🤡
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Level 76
Jul 8, 2023
Yeah, I actually used to like the guy maybe 4-5 years ago. Now I think he's an absolute tool. I probably was ignoring a lot of his flaws at first, but I also think he's getting more unhinged as time goes on.
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Level 75
Apr 4, 2024
Someone just got a Neuralink implant the other day.