Elon Musk has been visiting a number of countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa since 2016.
But he’s always wanted to go to another continent.
This week, he finally made the jump to Europe.
As the first CEO of an American company to leave the US, Musk is no stranger to traveling.
In 2018, he visited India and visited Singapore.
He also visited Brazil in 2021.
In 2017, he took a trip to Thailand.
But this is the first time Musk has traveled to Europe for more than a year.
The news of Musk’s decision to travel to Europe came as news to many other Silicon Valley leaders.
In fact, one former top executive of a US tech company, Mark Zuckerberg, wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times in 2018 complaining that Elon Musk’s visit to Europe was “unprecedented” and “unacceptable.”
“I cannot recall a CEO visiting other parts of the world, particularly one as powerful as Elon Musk,” he wrote.
The tech entrepreneur has also visited the Middle Eastern and African countries he is the chairman of in the past.
In 2019, he was the first man to meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, who was later elected president of the Middle-East country in 2018.
In 2019, Musk was also in Africa to meet the newly elected President of Senegal.