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Video Games Helped Make Elon Musk a Billionaire

Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX founder, turned into the third most extravagant individual on the planet by taking out Mark Zuckerberg after the US benchmark record reported that Tesla will be added to the S & P 500 file one month from now, bringing about a value flood. 

Even though Musk isn’t fundamentally viewed as a developer, he began his profession as one. In one of his ongoing talks, he was nitty-gritty that the main thing that drove his advantage in writing computer programs was video games. When he was 10, his dad went on him on an outing to the US (from his old neighborhood in South Africa), where he ran over gaming arcades. 

In one of his discussions, he stated, 

It was a truly remarkable encounter because the inns all had arcades. In this way, when we went to another inn, my main thing was to go to the arcades. Video games are unbelievably captivating. They made me need to figure out how to program PCs. I thought I could make my games. 

Consequently, Musk got his hands on an early Commodore PC. The machine accompanied a manual that disclosed how to program in BASIC, an early programming language. By the age of 12, he had dominated BASIC and had thought of a PC game named Blaster. This was later sold to a PC magazine for $500. 

Eleven years after the offer of his first game, Elon and his sibling found an organization that gave city aides, guides, and a business catalog for the paper business. He did a large portion of the organization’s coding, which was later sold to Compaq for $307 million. 

Musk utilized these assets to help establish, which after consolidation, in the long run, became PayPal, and was later sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. Turning into PayPal’s most significant investor is the thing that gave him the assets and acknowledgment to stand where he is. 

He is presently the founder of three organizations taking on the most testing designing issues: Building reasonable electric vehicles with incredible reach, colonizing Mars, and burrowing under the most exceedingly terrible metropolitan traffic. 

Henceforth, the world’s third-most extravagant man began his excursion to get fruitful after experiencing passionate feelings for video games in those arcades. This comes as an astonishment since millions of guardians lecture their youngsters to restrict their gaming time. In any case, it isn’t ensured that video games have a similar impact on each youngster as they did on the 10-year-old Elon.

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