Where most people see impossibility, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk sees opportunity.
Few entrepreneurs share his passion for tackling some of the toughest tech challenges--things like all-electric automobiles and private space exploration--but what Musk hopes to accomplish he plans to share with the whole world. With his most recent venture, solar energy company SolarCity, Musk is singularly focused on bringing a better power solution to the masses.
"Our goal is to reduce the cost of solar so that everyone can adopt clean power. We definitely want to be a consumer brand," he told Inc. back in 2007.
Check out the timeline below to see how Musk went from being an Internet entrepreneur to trying to disrupt the auto industry and claiming a piece of space travel history.