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.

An early start
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Musk's ventures have earned him a fortune worth $7.7 billion, according to Bloomberg, and have made him one of the country's most visible entrepreneurs. Film director Jon Favreau says Musk helped inspire the on-screen version of Tony Stark in the Iron Man films, the billionaire inventor and superhero.

Musk showed evidence of his genius from an early age -- he sold his first software program, a video game called Blastar, when he was just 12 years old.

  @jtotoole - Last updated August 12 2013 05:49 PM ET
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Hyperloop promises super-fast travel

Elon Musk unveiled designs for the Hyperloop Monday, a superfast tubular transport system promising travel from L.A. to San Francisco in 30 minutes.

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