Elon Musk, the CEO of one of the hottest companies in the world, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is on 60 minutes tonight. Below we bring you coverage of what the famous entrepreneur is saying. To see some great information from the Michael Lewis HFT segment on 60 minutes earlier this evening click here.

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk on 60 minutes FULL VIDEO below followed by notes and highlights

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Via CBS

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk runs the only private entity to put a capsule in space and bring it back to Earth. He has an electric car company many think is the future of the auto industry and a homerun for the environment. But this risk-taking idealist went through a trying time he calls the worst year of his life in 2008 when those companies were nearly dead and he was broke and in debt. Musk tells Scott Pelley about that time and other personal stories for a profile to be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, March 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

SpaceX now has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to supply the Space Station using his rockets. Tesla, the electric car company, is beginning to sell its cars that can go about 250 miles on one charge. But both firms were in heavy debt in 2008; Musk was broke to boot. “And I’m getting divorced, by the way, add to that. That was definitely the worst year of my life.”

All of his money, including the $180 million dollars he made from the sale of PayPal, the pioneering Internet company he helped start, was invested in both companies, as well as much more from other investors.

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