Full Name: Elon Reeve Musk FRS
Birth Date: June 28, 1971 (age 51 years)
Birth Place: Pretoria, South Africa
Profession: Businessman, Investor
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
Weight: 72 kg
Marital status: Married
Spouse(s): Talulah Riley (m. 2013–2016), Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012), Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008)
Elon Musk is a famous entrepreneur and one of the richest people in the world. He is best known as a South African entrepreneur and businessman who founded X.com in 1999, SpaceX in 2002, and Tesla Motors in 2003.
He bolstered his portfolio with the purchase of SolarCity in 2016 and cemented his standing as a leader in the industry by taking on an advisory role in the early days of President Donald Trump’s administration. In January 2021, Musk reportedly surpassed Jeff Bezos as the wealthiest man in the world.
- He has an estimated net worth of $151.8 billion USD (2023).
- Elon Musk reigns Twitter as the CEO in October 2022.
- After completing the $44bn Twitter takeover, he fired top executives including the CEO Parag Agrawal.
- Elon briefly loses the title of the world’s richest man to LVMH’s Arnault Bernard Arnault in December 2022.
Early Life, Family & Education
Musk was born on 28 June 1971 in South Africa. As a child, Musk was so lost in his daydreams about inventions that his parents and doctors ordered a test to check his hearing. At about the time of his parent’s divorce, when he was 10, Musk developed an interest in computers. When Musk was growing up, she worked five jobs at one point to support her family. Musk’s father, Errol Musk, is a wealthy South African engineer.
Musk spent his early childhood with his brother Kimbal and sister Tosca in South Africa. His parents divorced when he was 10. At age 17, in 1989, Musk moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University and avoid mandatory service in the South African military. Musk obtained his Canadian citizenship that year, in part because he felt it would be easier to obtain American citizenship via that path. In 1992, Musk left Canada to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed for a second bachelor’s degree in physics.
Elon Musk Career
The brilliant entrepreneur Musk started his career by building up a game at home and earned huge money selling the game and formed a company named Zip2. Then he launched X.com, the first digital platform for exchanging currencies that turned into PayPal later.
He got plenty of money selling PayPal to eBay and Musk started his own companies like Space X, Tesla, and Hyperloop. The tech billionaire has been outspoken about the coronavirus crisis, questioning the severity of the outbreak and urging business to resume.
Now, Musk has hit a new milestone: His net worth has skyrocketed to $187 billion, making him the richest person in the world. It seems like there’s nothing Elon Musk won’t try. He’s said he won’t be happy until we’ve escaped Earth and colonized Mars. Between space rockets, electric cars, solar batteries, and the billions he’s made along the way, Musk is basically a real-life Tony Stark — which is why he served as an inspiration for Marvel’s 2008 “Iron Man” film.
Personal Life, Girlfriend, Dating
Elon Musk married Justine Wilson in 2000. But the couple divorced in 2008. Later, he married Talulah Riley but also got divorced after a few years. Musk has seven children. he also dated Amber Heard, an American actress. In 2018, he started dating Canadian musician Claire Elise Boucher (known professionally as Grimes), and together they have two children. Then they parted ways and he started dating Australian actress Natasha Bassett.
Elon Musk is well known for his official attire and smart style sense. The brilliant entrepreneur has a nice attractive body too.
Some Lesser Facts
- Elon Musk has been bullied from a young age.
- He loves to spend time with his dog.
- He is a passionate reader.