Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa's capitol city. Early on, Elon was picked on in school and suffered from constant emotional abuse from his father. Elon found solace in computers and business, so when computers hit houses, he taught himself computer programming at just 12 years of age. Due to the harsh life at school and at home in South Africa, at age 17 Musk moved with his mother and brother to Canada, where they then moved to the United States soon after. Musk attended Queens University for two years and then transferred to University of Pennsylvania where he earned a degree in economics and physics. Musk then moved onto graduate school at Stanford University but dropped out to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in zip2 and x.com.
Elon, being the CEO of two major corporations, naturally has a tight schedule. Here's what a usual day at SpaceX looks like.
8:00- leaves his sub-LA home for SpaceX headquarters in his Model S
10:00- Phone calls, usually conference calls with associates at SpaceX or Tesla
10:45- Meeting with engineers to discuss status of Falcon 9 rocket
12:30- Meeting with other engineers to discuss engine designs for the Falcon 9
4:30- Stroll along factory floor