11. He was booted from PayPal for pushing Windows
Elon Musk was ousted as CEO of PayPal because he insisted on switching from Unix based infrastructure to Windows.
12. He was inspired to launch SpaceX by a Russian spitting on his shoes
When Elon Musk went to Russia to bargain for some refurbished ICBMs to build rockets for SpaceX, he was subsequently spat on by one of the chief Russian designers and called a novice.