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As Elon Musk Turns 49, Both Tesla And Its CEO Have Much To Celebrate

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As Elon Musk Turns 49, Both Tesla And Its CEO Have Much To Celebrate

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) founder Elon Musk celebrated his 49th birthday on June 28 and received best wishes from his family, friends, and fans. Musk’s remarkable life journey took him from South Africa to the United States via Canada and his accomplishments include being the founder of such companies as Zip2, SpaceX, and Tesla. He also co-founded X.com, a company that merged with Confinity, the predecessor of PayPal. 

Proud Mom Hails Contributions

Musk’s achievements were celebrated by his mother, Maye Musk, on Twitter. Maye is a Canadian-South African model, author and dietitian. 

Musk’s brother Kimbal Musk also wished his brother on his birthday. Kimbal was the co-founder of Zip2 and is a board member of Tesla, a company in which he is a major shareholder.

Calendrical Coincidence  

Twitter user Norbert Elekes pointed out that Musk was born on June 28, 1971, according to the Gregorian calendar, while Nikola Tesla was born June 28, 1856, according to the Julian calendar. 

Musk’s company Tesla is named after the Serbian-American inventor. 

Musk Tweets A Funny One Liner On Birthday  

On June 29, 2010, Tesla was listed on the Nasdaq when it offered 13.3 million shares priced at $17 per share and raised $226.1 million. On the very first day of listing, Tesla shares rose 40.53% and closed at $23.89. As Musk turned 49, on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the listing, he marked the day with a one-liner on Twitter.

Urban Dictionary defines 4/20 as the day to smoke weed. Adding 69 to that date generates June 28, Musk’s birthday. 

As on Musk’s birthday, Tesla’s market cap stood at $178.1 billion.

On Friday, the company’s shares traded 0.4% lower at $955.90 in the after-hours session and closed 2.66% lower at $959.74 in the regular session. 

Image: Courtesy of @MutrejaTanish Twitter account

 

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