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Elon Musk Is Now The Richest Person In The World
Business

Elon Musk Is Now The Richest Person In The World

Elon Musk, the outspoken entrepreneur behind Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, is now the richest person on the planet. A 4.8% rally in the electric carmaker’s share price Thursday boosted Musk past Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. The South Africa-born engineer’s net worth was $188.5 billion at 10:15 a.m. in New York, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, who has held the top spot since October 2017. As chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Musk is also a rival to Bezos, owner of Blue Origin LLC, in the private space race. The milestone caps an extraordinary 12 months for Musk. Over the past year his net worth soared by more than $150 billion in possibly the fastest bout ...
Tom Cruise, Elon Musk To Shoot Movie In Space
Entertainment

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk To Shoot Movie In Space

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, who has hung off the sides of planes, piloted helicopters, is reportedly setting his sights on the biggest stunt of all and filming an action movie in outer space. The actor has scaled skyscrapers, spent his entire action film career performing many of his own death-defying stunts. Bu now he is planning to achieve impossible for his upcoming adventure. As per reports, Cruise is teaming with Elon Musk’s SpaceX and working with NASA to make the first narrative film ever shot in space. “It’s not a Mission: Impossible film and no studio is in the mix at this stage,” he was reported as saying. “But this is real, albeit in the early stages of liftoff.” Cruise’s latest project, Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pan...
Elon Musk Reveals he and Singer Grimes are Due to Welcome their Baby on Monday
Celebs

Elon Musk Reveals he and Singer Grimes are Due to Welcome their Baby on Monday

Elon Musk has revealed that he and singer Grimes are due to welcome their first child together in three days' time. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX made this known on Twitter while reacting to a Twitter user who said he's glad Musk and Grimes are still together, despite rumours to the contrary. Musk wrote: "Baby due on Monday." Elon Musk has 5 sons and has been married three times to 2 women. He married Justine Musk in 2000. They had a son named Nevada, whom they lost to SIDS. They later had twins and then triplets, making it 5 sons. Elon and Justine  divorced in 2008. In 2010, he married actress Talulah Riley. They divorced in 2012. He married her again in 2013 then filed for divorce again the following year, but he later withdrew it.  They eventually divorced in 2016. ...
Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals he’s Selling Almost all his Physical Possessions and will own no House
Celebs

Billionaire Elon Musk Reveals he’s Selling Almost all his Physical Possessions and will own no House

Billionaire Elon Musk has shared a series of tweets that prompted his followers to ask him if everything is OK. Musk, who is the CEO of SpaceX and the co-founder of Tesla, wrote on Twitter that he will be selling off almost all his physical possessions and will not even own a house. He wrote: "I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house." Musk, who is worth an estimated 38.9 billion USD added one requirement for the sale of one of his houses. He said he owns Gene Wilder's old house and doesn't want it to be torn down by anyone who'll buy it. He wrote: "Just one stipulation on sale: I own Gene Wilder’s old house. It cannot be torn down or lose any its soul." He went on to say that his pregnant girlfriend, Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name ...
Global Critics Denounce Trump’s Climate Pact Withdrawal
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Global Critics Denounce Trump’s Climate Pact Withdrawal

Reaction to President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States would withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement came fast and furious with nations and individuals denouncing the move as dangerously shortsighted. While ecological and human catastrophe from climate change was highlighted by critics, many also pointed out the economic fallout for the US as the world shifts to a clean-energy economy. They also noted in geopolitical terms, the United States' traditional role as a global leader has been seriously diminished by Trump's decision on Thursday. Former president Barack Obama, who ratified the 2015 Paris Accord along nearly 200 other countries, said the move by the Trump administration goes against the "low-carbon future" that is already fully under way, and the United...
Tesla Taps Apple Engineer For Autopilot
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Tesla Taps Apple Engineer For Autopilot

Eelectric carmaker Tesla Motors has hired a key Apple software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla says. Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in an online message to Apple developers on Tuesday morning that he would "leave Apple later this month to pursue an opportunity in another space" without saying which company he planned to join. Later in the day, Tesla posted a message on the company's website saying that Lattner had been hired as vice president of Autopilot software but did not say when he would start work there. Tesla declined to comment beyond the announcement. Apple confirmed the departure but would not comment beyond Lattner's posted message. The move is a significant win for Tesla, bringing in a hi...