Elon Musk: Age, Spouse, Net Worth, Early Life, Children

Elon Musk is a business magnate, investor, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX. He is also the co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink. In December 2016 he was ranked as 21 on the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People. In February he is named as the 53rd richest person in the world by Forbes.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Quick Bio

Celebrated Name Elon Musk
Age 50 Years
Nick Name Elon Musk
Birth Name Elon Reeve
Birth Date 1971-06-28
Gender Male
Profession Business Celebrity
Birth Nation South Africa
Place Of Birth Pretoria
Father Errol Musk
Mother Maye Musk
Height 1.88 m
Weight 82 kg
Girlfriend Grimes
Net Worth $20.1 billion
Nationality Canadian-American
Ethnicity Mixed
Siblings 2
Brothers Kimbal
Sisters Tosca
Horoscope Cancer
School Waterkloof house preparatory school
High School Bryanston high school
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Eye Color Moss Green
Hair Color Light Ash Blonde
Marital Status Married
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Source of Wealth His own business
Famous For Being the founder, CEO of SpaceX, the co-founder, CEO of Tesla, co-founder of Neuralink and also being the co-founder of Paypal.

Elon Musk Childhood and Education

Elon Musk was born on 28th June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is the son of Maye Musk and Errol Musk. He has two siblings named Kimbal, the younger brother born in 1972 and Tosca is the younger sister born in 1974. Elon has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry because his grandmother is British. His grandfather is an American from Minnesota. In 1980 his parents divorced and he lives with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria. He attended Waterkloof house preparatory school, and Bryanston high school, and before graduating from Pretoria boys high school. In June 1989 before his 18thbirthday he moved to Canada.

Bullied as a Child

By his own account, Musk a self-described bookworm and something of a smart aleck—he read voraciously, everything from encyclopedias to comic books. But Musk’s intellectual aptitude did him few favors as a child. He found few friends in the tough-minded Afrikaner culture he encountered in school.

Musk attended the private, English-speaking Waterkloof House Preparatory School—he started a year early—and later graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. The years were lonely and brutal, from his descriptions.

“They got my best friend to lure me out of hiding so they could beat me up. And that hurt,” Musk said. “For some reason, they decided that I was it, and they were going to go after me nonstop. That’s what made growing up difficult. For a number of years, there was no respite. You get chased around by gangs at school who tried to beat the (expletive) out of me, and then I’d come home, and it would just be awful there as well.”

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Musk’s College Years

At 17, Musk moved to Canada to avoid serving in the South African military, whose main duty in the late 1980s was enforcing apartheid. He would later obtain Canadian citizenship through his mother.

After emigrating to Canada, Musk enrolled in Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. It was there that he met Justine Wilson, an aspiring writer. They would marry and have five sons together, twins and triplets, before divorcing in 2008.

Entering the U.S.

After two years at Queen’s University, Musk transferred to the University of Pennsylvania. He took on two majors, but his time there wasn’t all work and no play. With a fellow student, he bought a 10-bedroom fraternity house, which they used as an ad hoc nightclub. Musk graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Wharton School.

 The two majors speak to the direction Musk’s career would take later, but it was physics that made the deepest impression.

“(Physics is) a good framework for thinking,” he would say later. “Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.”

Elon Musk’s Career

  • Elon and his brother Kimbal started Zip2 which is a web software company in 1995.
  • He co-founded X.com which is online financial services and email payment company in 1999. One year later the company merged with Confinity but was named PayPal in 2001. In July 2017 he purchased the domain X.com from PayPal.
  • Elon conceptualized ‘Mars Oasis’ a project to be land in the experimental greenhouse on mars in 2001. He founded Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX in May 2002. He is the CEO and CTO of Hawthorne California-based company. In 2006, NASA awarded SpaceX to continue the development and test of SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
  • He is the CEO of Tesla Motors. He has contributed to making the model, building, and selling electric vehicle powertrain components so that automakers can produce electric vehicles at affordable prices.
  • For SolarCity, he provided an initial concept and financial capital. SolarCity is a fully owned subsidiary of Tesla in 2016. He also committed to building a SolarCity advanced production facility in Buffalo, New York which would triple the size of the largest solar plant in the United States.

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  • Elon made a concept of a high-speed transportation system that reduces pressure tubes by linear induction motors and air compressors. He announced the design competition for students to build Hyperloop pods to operate on SpaceX – sponsored 2015-2017 Hyperloop pod competition.
  • He announced the creation of OpenAI which was not profiting artificial intelligence research company. In 2018 he left the company to avoid the conflict on the role of CEO of Tesla.
  • He co-founded Neuralink which is a neurotechnology startup company in 2016.
  • He tweeted that he is going to build the tunnel boring machine while he was stuck in traffic on 17 December 2016. The company was named ‘The Boring Company’.  In February 2017 the company started to dig.
  • He announced a new comedic media venture named ‘Thud’ in 2018.
  • Elon created a website where users could rate the truthfulness of the specific article and named it ‘Pravda.com’. He bought the site on 25 May 2018.
  • He provided assistance to rescuers during the Tham Luang cave rescue by ordering his employees to build a ‘Kid-size submarine’

Elon Musk’s Personal Life

McLaren F1 was owned by Elon Musk in which he crashes while it was uninsured. Aero L-39 was owned previously and the jet trainer aircraft was made by a Czech. In 2005 film Thank You for Smoking was registered to Musk (N900SX) and the 1994 model Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft was used. In his pane, he is the cameo as a pilot. Car-submarine from the film he plans to convert.  In 2004 Musk attended the Burning Man festival. He had said that he first thought up the idea for SolarCity at the festival. Elon Musk’s sister is a filmmaker. She is the founder of Musk Entertainment. She has also produced various movies. Elon Musk wants “to die on Mars, just not on impact”.

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Who is Elon Musk Dating?

Elon’s first wife is Justine Wilson who is a Canadian author. They married in 2000 and ended in 2008. Their first son named Nevada Alexander Musk died at 10 weeks due to sudden infant death syndrome. Later they had five sons due to Vitro fertilization by which they got twins in 2004 and triplet in 2006. After separation, they shared custody of five sons. Then he began dating Talulah Riley. They married in 2010. But they separated in 2012. Then again they remarried in 2013. And again in 2016, they got divorced. In 2016 he dated Amber Heard but in 2017 they got separated. He started dating Grimes in 2018. Grime is a popular Canadian musician.

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How Rich Is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk’s net worth is around $151 billion, as of 2021. He ranks as the second richest person on the planet on Forbes‘ World Billionaires List.

Did You Know?

  • Elon is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX. He is also the co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink. In December 2016 he was ranked as 21 on the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People. In February he is named as 53rd richest person in the world by Forbes.

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