Elon Musk is probably the most interesting character in the engineering field today. His vision of the future is ambitious but despite the many skeptics it is slowly coming to fruition. He helped create PayPal, built America’s first viable fully electric car company, started the nation’s biggest solar energy supplier, and may make commercial space travel a reality in our lifetime.

“Elon Musk is an inventor and builder wrapped into one, kind of like a combination of Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, on steroids,” Randy Ottinger, Executive Vice President at Kotter International, once said.