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Elon Musk's greatest hits

Elon Musk, CEO of electric car maker Tesla and space exploration firm SpaceX, has plans for a futuristic transportation system known as the Hyperloop. Here's a look at the South Africa native's wide-ranging business successes to date.

PayPal payday

elon musk paypal

Musk scored his next big hit with PayPal, the now-ubiquitous online payment company he co-founded and led. PayPal went public in 2002 and was acquired by eBay (EBAY) later that year for $1.5 billion.

- Last updated August 12 2013 05:49 PM ET