How Elon Saved SpaceX & Tesla ... At The Same Time

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  • Business Casual
    Business Casual  2 years ago +230

    Claim your free copy of Elon Musk’s biography from Audible, in addition to a free 30-day trial!
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  • TierZoo
    TierZoo 4 years ago +1728

    So glad this series is back to getting the attention it deserves!

  • arash wani
    arash wani 3 years ago +3750

    This man is the definition of 'never give up'. 😊😊😊

    • Brian Mweu
      Brian Mweu 6 months ago


    • Arkenist
      Arkenist 9 months ago

      Lol 😂 check hyperloop

    • -
      - Year ago

      a better description of the epitome of the concept would probably be someone who never actually succeeds at anything and is just perpetually failing... but refuses to ever concede anything.

    • What the dog doin !!
      What the dog doin !! Year ago

      John cena wanna know ur location

    • [RIVER]-[OF]-[MY]-[BLOOD]
  • Mateo Solano
    Mateo Solano 2 years ago +1960

    Elon Musk is the living representation of the saying: "if there isn't a way, make one". He literally went against the world and built everything he wanted himself.

    • Marshall Gears
      Marshall Gears Year ago

      @chris talk about good negotiator.

      BIONIC AL Year ago

      @I can’t change my profile picture God Help Me hey Russia got any rockets I can buy plz

    • hydrolife tech
      hydrolife tech Year ago +1

      @chris companies do business with the government all the time. SpaceX was not given billions, they were awarded contracts worth billions. Tesla got a loan which they repaid with interests in less time required of them and also benefitted from subsidies for the nascent clean energy technology meant to promote America's energy independence and reduce global warming.
      Over on the other side, the legacy automakers get bailed out by the government to the tune of billions every time there is an economic downturn. The oil and gas industry is also heavily subsidised by the governments all over the world. These are the facts, do what you will with it

    • Thomas Lane
      Thomas Lane Year ago +1

      I don't think he built it himself, he would have hired people

    • Iqbal Muhammad
      Iqbal Muhammad Year ago +3

      @chris Henry Ford was 100 years old news already (some people in the same industry as he was, has already surpassed him in term of revolutionizing the industry read: Toyota).
      Now Elon Musk is doing something really great. You can't deny that.

  • Jarid Gaming
    Jarid Gaming 3 years ago +248

    I wish Elon could be President he would make a Great Leader. He sleeps on the couch at Tesla and doesnt leave until he achieves his goals. He is a true hard working man

    • Abdirasaq Ali
      Abdirasaq Ali 8 months ago

      That's unrealistic, he isn't born in the US

    • Mark Knoop
      Mark Knoop Year ago

      @Abendregen read the compleet comment.

    • Abendregen
      Abendregen Year ago +1

      @Mark Knoop ah sure, because being gay automatically makes you better

    • Mark Knoop
      Mark Knoop Year ago +1

      @Starliner oke man when you know how it works we start the conversation again.

    • Mark Knoop
      Mark Knoop Year ago +2

      @Starliner i'm just a fair gay that works and pays his tax.
      And the % i pay alon never ever payed. I support my government he steals from his government.
      That makes me a milion times better than alon.

  • HK
    HK 3 years ago +7042

    Calm oceans never made a skilled sailor

      TARIK MOUNIH 4 months ago

      True man true...learn to enjoy ur own deepest pains...celebrate em as if tgey are Victories...that way u make urself undeafeted n mighty !

    • doctaugly d
      doctaugly d 4 months ago

      I guess

    • kly touch
      kly touch 8 months ago +1

      @crypto reaper i won't start my boat if I knew that ocean would be rough..hmmm... Elon had many help because I like his character... yup

    • crypto reaper
      crypto reaper 9 months ago

      That's so deep!!! Big respect

    • John Ortiz
      John Ortiz Year ago

      You always know what to say Buzz

  • Ryan Lu
    Ryan Lu 2 years ago +1441

    Elon: crap it's Christmas Eve Tesla is gonna live
    NASA: calls Elon
    Elon: hello?
    NASA: Merry Christmas here's a few billion bucks

  • Praise
    Praise 3 years ago +1876

    I bet he's never lost a game of monopoly

  • Aditya C
    Aditya C 7 months ago +4

    After seeing this my respect for this guy has increased tremendously, both Jeff and Elon deserves a. Huge round of applause for being 2 drivers of the economy, fair play

  • Mark Silla
    Mark Silla 3 years ago +8

    Love him or hate him. This man has a one of a kind inspirational story.

  • 00raybot
    00raybot 4 years ago +3485

    He basically used his rocket company to get Tesla off the ground and he used his car company to drive SpaceX forward. 😎

    • Lonnie Sheets
      Lonnie Sheets 10 months ago

      @Evan Andrews oof. Did not age well

    • Arnav Joshi
      Arnav Joshi Year ago

      @Jacob Clement Clement I know you're 16 but the amount pf resources from moon could bathe every person on earth with 24k gold.
      P.s. It's just a comparison

    • Arnav Joshi
      Arnav Joshi Year ago

      @Evan Andrews mans needs therapy. Hope it gets better my man.

    • Ferricity AMV
      Ferricity AMV Year ago +1

      Evan Andrews Not for now but its really really promising, It's like creating its own industry that will really be useful just like the internet.
      Cheap access to space would enable us to access more resources outside of earth, For example, mining an asteroid full of platinum would be awesome!

    • xeepromx
      xeepromx Year ago +1

      That was clever twice.

  • Pxf8131LFT
    Pxf8131LFT 2 years ago +414

    If he was hiring people from apple teslas batteries would last 2 hours

    • Simon Jesus believer
      Simon Jesus believer 10 months ago

      @Mugumbo Jumbo oh yeah, apple has a. Millatary

    • Danny
      Danny Year ago

      @Saad Lasker what don't you agree on? It's facts . Samsung is a more successful company it's much bigger than phones it has a freaking milltary department it earned about 200B in 2018

    • ImSincero
      ImSincero Year ago

      @Daniel Onyia YO,,,, IM USING THE TAB A6 RN!!! Tab A6 fam! Lool

    • Daniel Onyia
      Daniel Onyia Year ago +1

      My Samsung tab A6 can last more than 16 hours. So yeah samsung is better

    • Dvplexx
      Dvplexx Year ago

      At least they would not blow up

  • dillon
    dillon Year ago +2

    love this video. sadly, Elon wouldnt love the title. he has attributed the saving of the companies to luck, timing, and an excellent team (of course, lead and beautified by Elon himself)

  • Finn G
    Finn G 2 years ago +129

    Nasa is savage. Calling Elon on Sunday, 1 day before Christmas and giving him 1.6bio.

  • Rubén Smith
    Rubén Smith Year ago +8

    He is possibly one of the few mans on earth that actually didn't got affected by the power of money, their desires and dreams are lot stronger than some green paper with moral value

  • J R
    J R 3 years ago +2

    Wow this guy is pretty awesome cost him a lot and he pushed through and still pushes towards his goals regardless of who walks out he has good ideas to helping humanity

  • aditya banerje
    aditya banerje 2 years ago +3

    I wish Elon musk a great life and I also give him and all the investors and helpers a great round of applause.

  • flash
    flash 2 years ago +165

    Elon Musk looks like the kind of a guy that would never give up on his dreams

    • Z_ ID
      Z_ ID 2 years ago +2

      @Rudra Singh floor gang

    • Rudra Singh
      Rudra Singh 2 years ago +12

      I mean the guy literally sleeps inside his companies to maximize efficiency

    • Cubex
      Cubex 2 years ago +2

      well, thats what he did...

  • saløutic.7
    saløutic.7 3 years ago +1

    I thought when I first heard of Elon that he created his car company first but damn the man started a space company before his car company. Now he’s probably gonna go down in history as the man who made humanity interplanetary

  • Matt OBrien
    Matt OBrien 3 years ago

    Elon Musk is hands down one of the most important and influential persons in our lifetime.
    Years in the future, children will learn about how one man kicked off the second space race and did his part in saving the planet in history books.

    GET INSPIRED 2 years ago +5

    Elon taught us, 'Nothing is made in one day'.
    It really inspired me.
    Love to ELON MUSK.

  • Pi Day
    Pi Day 2 years ago +2708

    I bet his gold digging ex-wife regrets leaving him now.

    • ꧁anime ༒sss꧂
      ꧁anime ༒sss꧂ 4 months ago


    • G
      G 8 months ago

      he is married to Grimes now, lucky man

    • Hari Petrov
      Hari Petrov Year ago

      @UniqueVoid Yeah, his family BACK IN SOUTH AFRICA, his fathte, at the last minute, wasnt in favor of Elon going to Canada first and then to the US, at all. So he didnt have any support. So he was poor. Dont mislead people, please.

    • Cenddie Alaban
      Cenddie Alaban Year ago

      @Abhijit Majee exactly, that's how I felt when my wife become a busy agent. I fought back and become busy with investing. We're still together.

    • Cameron
      Cameron Year ago

      Welp now he’s worth $180 billion

  • Marius Cristian Ciubotariu

    Elon Musk is by far one of the greatest engineers and business men of the 21at century. He will go down in history as the man who revolutionised transportation. What an inspiration this man is!

  • Justin Y.
    Justin Y. 4 years ago +4251

    I'm pretty sure Tesla wouldn't get all this investor capital if Elon wasn't the head of it

  • Azaz Mir
    Azaz Mir 2 years ago +17

    this man wanted to make a rocket so he started off by reading normal yet amazing

    • Southern Gypsy
      Southern Gypsy 4 months ago

      And talking to people who are really smart lol Love listening to him talk.

    CARZ GARAGE Year ago +41

    I never wanted this video to end

  • BabySmooth321
    BabySmooth321 3 years ago +637

    Love Elon Musk, bro if your wife leaves at your lowest point she aint the one

    • Marcos D
      Marcos D Year ago

      she may have been the wife of a billionaire, but she left sooner

    • Liam Dunphy
      Liam Dunphy Year ago +2

      Phaart or there were problems on both don’t know them

    • Rafiul
      Rafiul Year ago

      @Vex T with 30 billion dollars ofcourse

    • Black Box
      Black Box Year ago +1

      @Steban Hern That was his second wife. In the video it was Justine Musk that left him not the actress Talulah Riley

    • billykhoa billykhoa
      billykhoa billykhoa 2 years ago +6

      Vex T that’s a prime example of a well-timed exit strategy

  • Narax
    Narax Year ago +1

    I don't particularly like Tesla's business practices of trying to turn vehicle ownership into a service. But I have a lot of respect for the man and what he is trying to do with space travel. Discoveries and innovations up there, make us all better off down here. Although his recent actions really diminish that respect.

  • Joel Ferris
    Joel Ferris 3 years ago

    I admire Elon massively and am very happy to see how successful both private companies have become but I'm abit sceptical to say he "saved" the two companies when as stated, NASA funded over a billion into a project for SpaceX to achieve which without I'm sure this video wouldn't be here. More like he very successfully "turned around" both businesses

  • Wqm F
    Wqm F Year ago +4

    Elon is a great guy but to see this; wow he didn't do it alone. He had some LOYAL AF employees.

  • Kiran Kumar
    Kiran Kumar Year ago

    Thank you for making such videos with detailed crystal clear story telling

  • Saibal Sandhir
    Saibal Sandhir 2 years ago +1

    Watching this after the launch of Model 3. 50 years from now , this man would be called the biggest genius of his era.

  • Thijs Broersen
    Thijs Broersen 2 years ago +449

    Nasa be like: *I'm ganno do what's called a pro gamer move*

    • AxelBoiii123 _
      AxelBoiii123 _ Year ago +2

      @Thomas Lane well reddit be like: Im do wats caled a pro gamr mov

    • Thomas Lane
      Thomas Lane Year ago +1

      I don't think NASA would have used that term, does't seem very on brand for them, so on that note NASA did not be like: I'm ganno do what's called a pro gamer move.

    • Milan Badri
      Milan Badri 2 years ago

      Thijs Broersen lol

  • Sidarth Kashyap
    Sidarth Kashyap 2 years ago

    We are very fortunate to be living amongst a visionary like Elon.

    NAK3DxSNAKE GAMING 3 years ago +3

    Dude is smart af. He bought his hair back so people would take him seriously, and is solving problems that government and by association science should be focusing on. I hope he doesn't get all Lex Luthor on us.

  • Gus
    Gus 3 years ago

    the first time i heard of spacex it was just some mention in a book about space vehicles i had as a kid and didn't think much of it. now i realize how much they are important

  • adox
    adox 3 years ago

    Elon deserves all the success coming his way🥺

  • Computer Science enthusiast
    Computer Science enthusiast 2 years ago +255

    At 1:38 you said that the Russians gave him a price of 8m, 50% more than his budget 4m , which is actually 100% more 😂

  • Shashvath Renu
    Shashvath Renu 2 years ago

    Hard work pays off !! Hats of to you sir

  • Herve Wale
    Herve Wale 3 years ago +1

    This guy is unreal! Wow! can't imagine the pressure he had!

  • Gudmundur Rafn Geirdal Bragason

    That was quite amazing story on how close Elon Musk came to bankruptcy and even a double one at the end of the year of the 2008 financial crisis (I am also interested in heeding your call on supporting you through Patreon).

  • Sneaky
    Sneaky Year ago

    Elon's journey is one of the few that actually motivates.

  • TsunaXZ
    TsunaXZ 2 years ago

    Gotta give credits to all engineers of both of his company. Elon is the best CEO i've ever seen, The most important person for all humankind.

  • Kishore Subramani
    Kishore Subramani 3 years ago +2

    Elon musk is my inspiration for research in space.

    TTBOOSTED 3 years ago +2

    Mad respect for this guy

  • Fedora
    Fedora Year ago +2

    Elon deserves the be where he is now. (And now he is the richest person in the world)

  • Ualas Silva Melos
    Ualas Silva Melos 2 years ago

    Foguete incrível renovou as esperança e a fé na conquista espacial

  • Nadeem Shaikh
    Nadeem Shaikh 2 years ago

    Best of luck for his both the ventures..
    He's the most valuable man alive today...
    Hope so Tesla & SpaceX will make a difference..!!!

  • Brook Davis
    Brook Davis 2 years ago +1

    I can't imagine how it must have felt during that fourth Falcon 1 launch...

  • Strategic Computer Systems

    I wish I could shake this guy's hand one day. His business attitude is exactly how real person behave

  • 12_Divin Chengappa J.K _XF

    I salute to Elon Musk for his hardwork and determination to wirk

  • Lee Bruce
    Lee Bruce Year ago

    Elon sacrifice everything, his money, time and family for both these companies, what a living legend. Most important Executive on Earth.

  • Edgar Fwalo
    Edgar Fwalo 2 years ago +1

    He really blows up my mind..... I really wish to work with him

  • The Derp
    The Derp 2 years ago +5

    Never underestimate a person who overestimates them self

  • Jonathan Pusar
    Jonathan Pusar 2 years ago

    It's quite extraordinary. You can trace every one of his business ideas to needs for a Mars colony. SpaceX is obvious. Tesla for electric cars on Mars (as you wouldn't likely have fossil fuels, with easier solar collection in a thinner atmosphere than ours despite the distance). Solar for powering a colony. Boring for creating cheap tunneling and huge underground atmosphere environments. Hyperloop to connect likely vastly spread out colonies.
    It's actually a really interesting way of thinking about product development: What are the needs for Mars to be sustainable, and how can we make a business case for the same usage here on Earth to get others to invest in the idea? Terraforming is going to be key, so businesses refarming deserts and plains will likely be next. Protein synthesis or similar will be important to keep human nutrition sustainably without the ability to farm, so investing heavily in cloned or plant-based meat will also be something he'll do soon.

  • Ali Yaman
    Ali Yaman Year ago

    This video is a masterpiece if only I could have just handed it in instead of my own project

  • Aruparna Maity
    Aruparna Maity 3 years ago +42

    There has been no mention of Deepak Ahuja, the CFO of the company who saved the Tesla from bankruptcy.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous Year ago

      @Mashable internet *exists*
      Why didn't you check it out before commenting ?? 😌

    • Mashable
      Mashable 2 years ago +1

      Never heard of this name. Did you make this up

    • C F
      C F 2 years ago +2

      Aruparna Maity It is impressive what Elon Musk is able to achieve. Having a great vision for setting up two companies. He also managed to find very capable staff. We hardly get to see the people doing the hard labour to get it all done.

  • My Account
    My Account 3 years ago

    Loved this video and I well done on scraping together all this info and putting it all into a short video, although the music choice made the video slightly more difficult to get through.

  • Bikash Barman
    Bikash Barman 3 years ago +31

    The world is proud of you Ellon Mask.......Never Look Back......The Victory Is Near......Love From India🇮🇳🇮🇳

  • Ayaan Ahmad
    Ayaan Ahmad Year ago +7

    Guy: shows a video about how great elon musk is
    Also guy: gets sponsered by jeff bosoz

  • Tristan Möller
    Tristan Möller 3 years ago

    Good to know he has overcome harder times already

  • P-Wigs
    P-Wigs 2 years ago +31

    Elon must have also founded a new mathematical system in the Russia rocket purchase endeavor. I had no idea that 8 is only 50% more than 4. I coulda swore that 6 is 50% more, and 8 is 100% more. Don’t quit your day job Mr. Narrator, math isn’t your thing.

  • Precious Aaliah
    Precious Aaliah Year ago

    "If u fail, try harder" his whole life story

  • primed salt
    primed salt 2 years ago +81

    "The Meme Messenger"
    I mean he literally makes a underground tunnel in LA because he's bored, selling flamethrowers, fly his car to the space with spaceX rocket, smoke weed in podcast, laugh at a dead deer memes and make fresh original memes.

  • Rahbar Al Haq
    Rahbar Al Haq 4 years ago +980

    A Elon musk story sponsored by Jeff Bezos .

  • AEOX
    AEOX 3 years ago +1

    The real question is how he inovated those two companies

  • Vinz Ramirez
    Vinz Ramirez Year ago +4

    2020: Elon becomes world's richest man

  • Abdurrashid Rabiu
    Abdurrashid Rabiu 3 years ago

    Best inspirational video on youtube to me. I watched this video almost everyday.

  • Robert Gagne
    Robert Gagne Year ago

    I think this video sums up exactly why I have stated repeatedly- Elon Musk is my only LIVING HERO! We should all dream as big, but few of us mere mortals have even a portion of the "stones" this type of dreaming requires! To your continued success, Elon! You make me proud and excited to be alive today, at a time when nothing else really does...

  • SideEffectz Rundberg
    SideEffectz Rundberg 3 years ago

    We need more people like Elon Musk, who invests all his money in the future instead of have more company's like Apple and Google that keeps on stacking their money for no good.

  • Danny Shin
    Danny Shin Year ago

    I teared up watching this. Millenials watch these older politicians and leaders and we lose hope. Then came Elon

  • Ifal M
    Ifal M 3 years ago +13

    What a great ambitois and brave man, amazing. kudos to him

  • Marcus Boy S
    Marcus Boy S Year ago

    I dont think Elon did save em, but visions and visiousness of monetizing future in-advanced saved em.
    Elon's ambitions in the other words! and capitals foreseen that crystal 😃

  • JoM0BX
    JoM0BX 2 years ago

    Everything has been considered impossible until Elon does it.

  • K I 3 L T
    K I 3 L T 2 years ago

    He's a living inspiration to all! Genius!

  • Saitama Sensei
    Saitama Sensei 2 years ago +1

    Elon is the man ❤❤❤❤

  • Donwacky Aids
    Donwacky Aids 2 years ago

    Elon musk:makes electric cars and a giant solar farm for the environment
    Also Elon:constantly burns rocket fuel

  • Purple Thorn
    Purple Thorn 2 years ago

    The year 2008 was facing a financial crisis globally but I'm glad that he's company survived

  • Johnny Frazier
    Johnny Frazier 3 years ago

    Honestly Elon inspires me i legit aspire to be be even half the man this guy is he's changing the world for the better and I aspire to meet him someday trial and error makes perfect he's living proof!

    • Uhb Uhb
      Uhb Uhb 3 years ago

      I want the same . Hope one day , we will meet him .

  • Faris momo
    Faris momo 3 years ago

    i learn from him not to give up and mistakes make me stronger to know things better . he is great man and kind

  • Sriram Radhakrishna
    Sriram Radhakrishna 2 years ago +709

    0:48 - When you're so successful your hair grows back
    Edit : Interesting replies

  • Polish Hero Witold Pilecki

    I admit Elon Musk, he completed a Herculean task. I wish I had the guts or the technical know how to achieve that one day. He never gave up.

  • ImpactNojoy
    ImpactNojoy 3 years ago

    Elon Musk Is My Biggest Inspiration!

  • Shaphan Govender
    Shaphan Govender 3 years ago

    Elon is just a legend

  • Debrah Eric
    Debrah Eric 3 years ago

    One of the best business channel ever, wish I could have subscribed 2 times

  • Aditya Shinde
    Aditya Shinde Year ago

    The information u given i never heard it from any youtuber thanks for this👌👍

  • ryan guile
    ryan guile 2 years ago +1

    Answer : He saved the companies by lots of government money. But then again they were fruitful. A lot of companies that get money from the government fail.

  • P A R V I N D E R
    P A R V I N D E R 3 years ago

    Elon musk is my inspiration❤️

  • Londy Tshatsinde
    Londy Tshatsinde 2 years ago

    this was inspiring! thank you!

    FELIX DATCHE 2 years ago +1

    Living Legend this chap! You need a bit of crazy in this world to crack the ceiling!!!

  • TheXuism
    TheXuism Year ago

    Elon has proved he is the greatest entrepreneur in human history so far(not one of).

  • Will Clifton
    Will Clifton 3 years ago

    I have so much respect for Elon. Not many people would sacrifice their money to do great things like this.

  • ShiroSoCool
    ShiroSoCool 3 years ago

    Elon’s a legend

  • Pigwiggy
    Pigwiggy 2 years ago +3

    Give it another 20 years and Elon Musk will be known as Iron Man.

  • The Watcher
    The Watcher 6 months ago

    We are very lucky to have Elon in our world.

  • bhaskar kumar
    bhaskar kumar 2 years ago

    Man of the is blessed to have such a star in its surface

  • Slayr
    Slayr 3 years ago

    Wow I never knew the backstory of Elon. That’s amazing

    SG GAMING Year ago

    Elon is the definition of
    If you want it go get it

  • Talha Umer
    Talha Umer 2 years ago +19

    You missed the biggest achievment of his life. He hosted meme review 😂

  • Sush mit
    Sush mit 2 years ago +1

    Thanks A lot Business casual for this...❤ You guys made me cry..😭