Elon Musk

19 Dec, 2016

Elon Musk is a business leader and inventor who founded PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX & Solar City in the United States.

Musk is chairman of the Musk Foundation, which focuses its philanthropic efforts on providing solar-power energy systems in disaster areas. In 2010, the Musk foundation collaborated with SolarCity to donate a 25-kW solar power system to the South Bay Community Alliance’s (SBCA) hurricane response centre in Coden, Alabama.In July 2011, the Musk Foundation donatedUS$250,000 towards a solar power project in Sōma, Japan, a city that had been recently devastated by tsunami.

In July 2014, Musk was asked by cartoonist Matthew Inman and the great-nephew of Nikola Tesla (William Terbo) to donate US$8 million towards the construction of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe. Ultimately, Musk agreed to donate US$1 million towards the project and additionally pledged to build a Tesla Supercharger in the museum car park. In January 2015, Musk donated US$10 million to the Future of Life Institute to run a global research program aimed at keeping artificial intelligence beneficial to humanity.As of 2015, Musk is a trustee of the X Prize Foundationand a signatory of The Giving Pledge.

Cause Supported: Human Right/ Environmental Efficiency

Source of Information: Wikipedia

Photo Credit: Elon Musk Facebook

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