Yes. Elon Musk was at UPenn at the same time as me. But even though we were classmates and theoretically peers, I was unknowingly
mired on the Job Track
and he was accelerating ahead on the Entrepreneur Track
Before he sold his web software company in 1999 for $341 million, before he helped found PayPal (sold for $1.5 billion), before he revolutionized rocket science with SpaceX, before he built the second largest solar power company in America (SolarCity), and before he created the world's hottest car company in Tesla Motors...
Elon was partying with me at Penn. Well, sort of.
Apparently Elon, instead of doing what the rest of the student body was doing and renting a single dorm room or getting a roommate...
He rented an entire big house just off campus. Why?
So he could throw massive keg parties and use the proceeds to help pay his tuition!
Without a doubt, I had to have handed Elon or his front-door bouncers a five-dollar bill for a plastic cup entitled to all-you-can-drink, piss-warm, Meister Brau or Busch beer.
So in some small way, I guess I can brag that I was an early investor in PayPal and Tesla, right?