Elon Musk

Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk


"Elon Musk" spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold PayPal for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures Musk's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa to his innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits in the U.S. Vance uses Musk's story to explore whether America can still compete in an age of fierce global competition. Musk is compared to legendary inventors like Edison, Ford, Hughes, and Jobs, dedicating his fortune to inventing a future reminiscent of science-fiction visions. Thorough and insightful, "Elon Musk" examines a technology industry in rapid transformation through one of its most influential figures.