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Maye Musk: I knew Elon was a genius when he was three years old
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Maye Musk said this week that she knew her son, Elon Musk, was a genius when he was three years old as she recounted the accomplishments of the billionaire tech scion.
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"Well at 3, I knew he was a genius, but you still don't know if he's going to do great things, because many geniuses end up in a basement being a genius but not applying it," she told CBS This Morning as she promoted her new memoir, "A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success."
"So I was so excited when he started Zip2 because it just made life easier with door-to-door directions and then newspapers could have a link that took you to a restaurant. … Then of course he thought the banking system needed some help, so then he did PayPal," she continued. "And then after that, he thought, well, should he do space research or solar energy or electric cars? I said just choose one, and of course, he didn't listen to me."