In 1999 the world of Internet and software entrepreneurship looked different. It wasn’t yet hip to work in startups, and not everybody had a positive vision of what the Internet could become. We know Elon Musk from primarily from his more recent ventures, but actually, he has been around for a while already.

Also, not everybody knows that Elon Musk was busy founding X.com which would later become the famous FinTech company we now know as PayPal, long before SpaceX and Tesla. Here’s a small snippet back from the time of the Internet pioneers.


YouTube: Young Elon Musk featured in documentary about millionaires (1999)

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