Is Elon Musk the real-life Tony Stark?
Yes, yes, he is.
While he may not have an Iron Man suit and may not fight aliens, Elon Musk is definitely our real-life version of Tony Stark.
Though Tony Stark is a fictional character, the similarities are too evident to ignore. Here are a few reasons to prove it.
First, the money. According to Money.com, Tony Stark is worth more than any other superhero, a whopping $12.4 billion.
That may sound like a lot of money, but with both Tesla and SpaceX, among many other business ventures, Elon Musk’s net worth beats out Stark’s by more than $150 billion.
Like Stark, Elon Musk began programming and inventing at a young age and finished his first program at the young age of 12.
Musk invented his own online database known as Zip2 at the ripe age of 23. Just five short years later, he sold the software for $21 million.
Using his profits from that sale, Musk created the company X.com which eventually merged with PAYPAL.
After PAYPAL rose to success, Elon Musk sold that company for $165 million. Musk invested all his assets into three other companies: Tesla, Solar City, and SpaceX.
Even if they don’t exist, Tony Stark is known like Musk for his revolutionary inventions that help humanity. Of course, he invented the Iron Man and many other things intended to help protect our world.
Elon Musk may not fight crime, but he is known for inventions that strategically are made for human good.
Musk’s revolutionary technology for his company Tesla was released for public use so that other car companies could innovate with renewable energy.
In a 2014 press release, Musk said, “Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”
In other words, instead of relying on the government and other companies to look for renewable energy, Musk made it free to use without shoving the “climate change” agenda down America’s throats.
In another business avenue, Musk pioneered the Falcon rocket, which is built to be reusable. By reusing rockets for space missions, Musk effectively saved the American taxpayer millions upon millions of dollars.
All these revolutionary inventions do bring steady profit to Musk, but what about the things Musk has done out of the goodness of his heart?
Well, in 2018, when the world watched 12 boys, and their soccer coach was trapped in a cave in Thailand, Elon Musk, in vigilante-style, came to the rescue.
Musk invented a “kid-size” submarine to help save the stranded civilians. The rescue mission never used the sub, but Musk said it was made of rocket parts, and he would be “leaving (it) here in case it may be useful in the future.”
While the submarine may or may not have been made out of iron, that sounds a lot like something that Iron Man would have done.
All inventions aside, Elon Musk’s internet fame and quick wit are comparable to those of Tony Stark himself.
For instance, Elon’s “The Boring Company” notoriously built a flamethrower just if there was a zombie apocalypse.
In a tweet, Musk said, “When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!”
Elon Musk knows well about the comparisons between Tony Stark and himself, so he responded to them by saying that it was time for his own “lair.”
Unlike Tony Stark, Musk said in a tweet, ” I’m treating myself to a volcano lair. It’s time.”
Even though Tony Stark may not have a “volcano lair,” the similarities between him and Elon Musk are comically realistic.
Above all, Elon Musk has done wonders for the U.S. economy and our ongoing goal in the space race. For those reasons, we conclude that Elon Musk is indeed the real-life Tony Stark.