[dropcap size=small]S[/dropcap]urely Elon Musk needs no introduction by now. The South African serial entrepreneur has a string of successful ventures under his belt: he co-founded software start-up Zip2 and online bank X.com, which would go on to become Paypal. He then went on to found spacecraft manufacturer SpaceX in 2002, followed by electric vehicle company Tesla in 2003, SolarCity in 2006, OpenAI in 2015 and most recently Neuralink in 2017, among others.

This generation’s real-life Tony Stark – engineer, inventor, and business magnate – is out to change the world, and the following quotes give a glimpse into the inner workings of his brilliant mind.

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