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Things to know about billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 25: FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk delivers a speech at the Paris Pantheon Sorbonne University as part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

In September 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk when he tweeted, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." The Federal agency claimed that the tweet, made in August, was propagating false statements to the public regarding a buyout deal for his company, Tesla, Inc. Both Musk and the company were fined $20 million each and he had to relinquish his position as the chairman for three years.

Here are some facts you may not have known about the inventor-entrepreneur. 

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