Elon Musk Biography & Wikipedia
Elon Musk is an American entrepreneur, business magnate, investor, CEO, founder, and chief engineer of SpaceX; angel investor, and project architect of Tesla, Inc. He is also the founder of The Boring Company and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAL and has an estimated net worth of around $238 billion as of September 26, 2022.
Furthermore, he is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes’ real-time billionaire list. Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport services company in 2002, and two years later, he was an early investor in the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors.
Additionally, he became the company’s chairman and product architect where he eventually assumed the position of CEO in 2008 and co-founded OpenAL, a non-profit research company in 2015. Moreover, Elon co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces in 2016 and founded The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company.
He co-founded X.com, an online financial services, and e-mail payment company in 1999 which was one of the first federally insured online banks which had over 200,000 customers within a month. The company later merged with Confinity in 2000 to form PayPal and later eBay bought PayPal in 2002 for $1.5 billion dollars.
In 2022, Musk agreed to purchase Twitter for $44 billion dollars and has been criticized for making unscientific and controversial statements, such as spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Tesla built an electric sports car, the Roadster, in 2008 and the sales were around 2,500. READ ALSO: James Franco: 12 Facts Check To Know, Bio, Wife, and Net Worth
1. Elon Musk Age, Birthday, Nationality, and Ethnic Background
Elon Musk (age 51 years) was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. He is an American-South African-Canadian citizen of white ethnicity. He normally celebrates his birthday on June 28 every year.
2. Elon Musk Height, Weight, and Other Measurements
Musk stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (approximately 1.83 m) and maintains an average body weight of around 69kg/152lb.
3. Elon Musk Young, Parents, and Siblings | Family Background
Musk was born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa where he was baptized into the Anglican Church by his caring and supportive parents. He is the son of Errol Musk and Maye Musk of British and Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry.
Maye is a model and dietitian born in Saskatchewan, Canada. However, raised in South Africa his father, Errol Musk, is a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and property developer.
He has raised long his brother, Kimbal Musk (born 1972), and a younger sister, Tosca Musk (born 1974). His father was elected to the Pretoria City Council as a representative of the anti-apartheid Progressive Party and was a half-owner of the Zambian emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika.
4. Elon Musk Education Background
Musk attended and graduated from Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Bryanston High School, and Pretoria Boys High School. He applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother while attending the University of Pretoria for five months.
In 1990, he enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. However, after two years Elon transferred to the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School in 1995.
5. Elon Musk Wife /Spouse and Children
Musk met his first wife, Justine Wilson while attending Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and married in 2000. After two years of marriage, their first child died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks. Later Elon and Justine had twins in 2004 followed by triplets in 2006 through IVF.
Unfortunately, the pair divorced in 2008 and shared custody of their children. One of the twins officially changed her name to reflect her gender identity and uses Wilson as her last name.
In 2008, Musk began dating actress Talulah Riley and got married after two years at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland. However, the pair divorced in 2012.
Further, Musk proceeded to dated Amber Heard for several months in 2017. However, he was later accused by Johnny Depp of having an affair with Heard while still married to Depp.
In 2018, Elon began dating Canadian musician Grimes. Moreover, she gave birth to their son in May 2020. Further, in December 2021; Musk and Grimes had a daughter named Exa Dark Sideral Musk born via surrogacy.
5. Elon Musk Children /Kids
Elon has 10 children. He had twins in 2004 followed by triplets in 2006 through IVF with Justine Wilson.
Grimes gave birth to their son in May 2020 and in December 2021; they had a daughter named Exa Dark Sideral Musk born via surrogacy. Additionally, he had twins with Shivon Zilis, director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, in November 2021.
6. Elon Musk Son’s Name
Elon and Grimes named their son “X Æ A-12”; however, the name would have violated California regulations as it contained characters that are not in the modern English alphabet. Eventually, they changed it to X AE A-XII Musk with “X” as the middle name.
7. Elon Musk Net Worth
Musk is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes’ real-time billionaire list. Elon has an estimated net worth of around $238 billion as of now.
8. Elon Musk SNL
Elon and Miley Cyrus hosted Saturday Night Live: Season 46, Episode 18 on May 8, 2021.
9. Elon Musk House
Musk owns at least seven houses worth $100 million, including six mansions in Bel Air.
10. Elon Musk Amber Heard
Musk dated Amber Heard for several months in 2017 and was later accused by Johnny Depp of having an affair with Heard while still married to Depp.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Elon Musk married?
No, he is not married at the moment.
Did Elon Musk buy Twitter?
Yes, Musk agreed to purchase Twitter for $44 billion dollars.