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Facts of Elon Musk

Full Name: Elon Musk
Birth Date: June 28, 1971
Age: 49 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Entrepreneur, Engineer
Country: America, Canada, South Africa
Horoscope: Cancer
Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
DatingGrimes
DivorceTalulah Riley (m. 2013–2016), Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012), Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008)
Net Worth$210 Billion
Eye ColorMoss Green
Hair ColorLight Ash Blonde
StatusIn Relationship
NationalityCanadian, South African, American
EducationUniversity of Pretoria, Queen's University, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University
FatherErrol Musk
MotherMaye Musk
SiblingsKimbal Musk, Tosca Musk.
KidsX Æ A-Xii, Griffin Musk, Xavier Musk, Kai Musk, Damian Musk, Saxon Musk
Instagram Elon Musk Instagram
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Elon Musk is a Business Icon who is popular for founding Tesla Motors and SpaceX, which launched a landmark commercial spacecraft. He even co-founded the electronic payment firm PayPal. Also, he is the chief executive officer of the electric-car maker Tesla. Now, he has become the world’s richest person.

What’s Elon Musk Nationality?

Elon was born on 28th June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. His mother is a Canadian model Maye Musk. When Musk was small, his mom worked in five places so that she could support her family financially. Elon’s father Errol Musk is an engineer in South Africa. He has two siblings brother Kimbal Musk and sister Tosca Musk.

Caption: Elon and his Siblings (Photo: Knowledge Snacks)

Having Canadian-American-South African, Elon is of mixed ethnicity. In his early childhood, he lived with his family in South Africa. Then he was lost in his dreams about inventions but his parents and doctors thought he had a hearing problem. Musk’s parents separated when he was just 10 years old.

Early Career & Education of Elon Musk

Musk at the age of 12, Elon sold his first software: a game called Blastar for $500. In middle school, he was short, introverted, and bookish. Other kids use to bully him until he was 15 years old. At 15 years, he went to a growth spurt and learned self-defense alongside karate and wrestling. Though his father advised him to study college in Pretoria, Elon applied for a Canadian passport so that he could enter the United States. Musk said to his father,

‘I remember thinking and seeing that America is where great things are possible, more than any other country in the world’.

Caption: Musk in his teenage (Photo: Pinterest)

For five months, he went to the University of Pretoria until he got his Canadian passport. In June 1989 Muak entered Canada and stayed at a youth hostel. After, he went west so that he could live with his cousin in Saskatchewan. For a year he worked at a farm and lumber-mill. Finally, Musk was a student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After two years, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1997. In Silicon Valley during the summer, Musk internship at a start-up named Pinnacle Research Institute, in 1994. His internship was about the research of electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage and at the Palo Alto-based start-up Rocket Science Games.

Elon Musk's graduation picture
Caption: Elon Musk’s graduation picture (Photo: Business Insider)

Musk was engaged with the former lead engineer of Apple’s QuickTime, Bruce Leak. Bruce Leak even said,

‘He had boundless energy. Kids these days have no idea about hardware or how stuff works, but he had a PC hacker background and was not afraid to just go figure things out’.

For energy physics, Elon went to a Ph.D. program at Stanford University, California in the year 1995. In the same year, he applied for a job at Netscape but he never got any reply. Just after two days, he dropped out of Standford University so that he could join the Internet boom and startup an internet office.

What’s Net Worth of the World’s Richest Person?

Elon Musk has an estimated net worth of $210 Billion. He is a multi-billionaire who lives a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. The CEO of SpaceX has been collecting a hefty sum of money from his work. Also, he is the chief product architect of Tesla Motors then became chairman of SolarCity as well.

Musk with car in the background
Caption: Musk with the car in the background (Photo: BusinessInsider)

In the year 1999, he sold his first company for $340 million and used those amounts to form X.com now known as PayPal. eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion. Musk is 54% owner of SpaceX, which values $20 billion, and 22% owner of Tesla which has a value of $142 billion. On 1oth July 2020, his net worth became $7o billion. Also, he is one of the richest people on earth.

Who is The Wife of This Multi-Billionaire?

Elon Musk has seen ups and downs in his personal life. He was married to his first wife Justine Musk, an author in 2000. Their first son died when he was of just 10 weeks, later they blessed with twins Griffin Musk and Xavier Musk in the year 2004. She then gave birth to Kai Musk, Damian Musk, and Saxon Musk. Then they got divorced in 2008.

Elon with his son
Caption: Elon with his son (Photo: Instagram)

After their divorce, he dated a British actress Talulah Riley and married her in 2010. They got divorced in 2012 but in July 2013 they remarried. In 2014 in an interview, the duo said they are living together again with Musk’s five children. On 31st December 2014, Musk filed for divorce cause Riley was living separately for six months.

Elon Musk with his current girlfriend Grimes
Caption: Elon Musk with his current girlfriend Grimes (Photo: The Independent)

Again he filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on 21st March 2016. Finally, in October 2016 they again divorced. For now, Musk is single and lives with his five children. Since 2018, he is in a romantic relationship with a Canadian singer Grimes. The duo lives together and has a child named X Æ A-Xii.

How tall is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is blessed with a towering height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) and body weight of 82kgs (180.77 lbs). He has maintained a good body with a healthy diet. Moreover, he has moss green eyes and light ash blonde hair color.

Career

Moving on to Elon Musk’s career, at first, he and his brother Kimbal Musk launched ‘Zip2 Corporation’ in 1995. Zip2 provides an online city guide software to newspapers. No sooner, the company provided content for websites of newspapers including The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune. In 1999, Zip2 was sold for $307 million cash and $34 million in stock options to Compaq Computer Corporation.

Caption: Musk in PayPal office (Photo: Bitcoin. HK)

In the same year, Elon and Kimbal found X.com, which is an online payment company. For ‘X.com’ they used the money from the sales of Zip2. Later, X.com’s assets led to the creation of ‘PayPal’. In October 2002, PayPal was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion. In 2002, Musk started his third company ‘Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’ also known as SpaceX.

Elon Musk giving the presentation
Caption: Elon Musk giving the presentation (Photo: The Verge)

He founded this company to build a spacecraft for commercial space travel. In 2008, Nasa awarded SpaceX and made a deal with the company for cargo transport for the International Space Station—with plans for astronaut transport in the future—in a move to replace NASA’s own space shuttle missions. Moreover, Elon is the co-founder, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla Motors.