Musk’s next invention, Zip2, was the one that set him on the path to becoming a millionaire. Originally called Global Link Information Network, the company was co-founded by Musk, his brother Kimbal, and Greg Kouri in 1995. Although it started out by providing local businesses with an Internet presence, the company eventually began helping newspapers design online city guides. Four years later, computer company Compaq bought Zip2 from Musk for $307 million.
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