Elon Musk is an engineer, CEO, and billionaire. But there is more to this inventor than meets the eye. To really understand this ambitious mogul from South Africa, it's important to learn these lesser-known Elon Musk facts.
Musk co-founded PayPal and Tesla. But his ultimate goal is space exploration, and he believes that he can help colonize Mars by the year 2040. Here are other fascinating things you need to know about Elon Musk.
1. Musk was bullied so badly as a child that he was hospitalized
He was ruthlessly bullied while he was still in school. One time he was thrown down a staircase, according to the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. He blacked out and was admitted in a hospital.