We all know who Elon Musk is right now? The billionaire real-life Tony Stark, head of tech firms such as Tesla, SpaceX, co-founder of Neuralink, and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI, almost everyone knows who Elon Musk is. He is one of the famous entrepreneurs on the planet and probably the richest man in the world. But Musk’s journey of becoming one of the most successful entrepreneurs and the wealthiest men on the earth wasn’t so easy.
In a reply tweet to a user @PPathole, Musk revealed that during the 90s, Musk finds it challenging to find a job even waited in firms for hours to get into a technology firm but got rejected in the end. Musk said he was once not considered for a job role at Netscape in 1995; at that time, Netscape was a very few technology firm which was known for its advancement in internet technology. And very few of you will know that Netscape is one of the first companies which created their first web browser known as Netscape Navigator.
However, we all are aware of the famous line that Rejection is a part of life. Rejection makes people more substantial, so after the Rejection at Netscape, Musk co-founded Zip2: a company that provides and licensed online city guide software to newspapers. The startup company was then sold at a jaw-dropping $300 million that time.
Here is the tweet from @PPathole and Musk’s reply
In 1995, @elonmusk wanted to work with an Internet company, he applied to work at Netscape, sent his resume, tried hanging out in their lobby, but he was too shy to talk to anyone. So he started his own Internet company (Zip2) as he wasn't able to get a job anywhere. pic.twitter.com/YRSKobvKAj
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) April 20, 2021
Musk then explained the struggle in the early days when he could not find a job in his response to that tweet. He said this in the reply must tweet this.
I could get a job, just not at an Internet company (weren’t many back then)
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 21, 2021