Elon Musk (Full Name: Elon Reeve Musk) is a South African-born entrepreneur and Businessman. Elon Musk is mainly known as a founder of “SpaceX” and “Tesla Inc..”; Co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI and founder of The Boring Company; and He also founded an online bank named X.com in 1999, which succeeding became “PayPal” after being merged with “Confinity.” In 2002 eBay bought this company for $1.5 billion.
Born: June 28, 1971 (age 50 years), Pretoria, South Africa Net worth: 185.7 billion USD (2021) Forbes Partner: Grimes (2018) Spouse: Talulah Riley (m. 2013–2016), Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012),
Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008) Children: X Æ A-Xii, Nevada Alexander Musk, Xavier Musk, Griffin Musk,
Damian Musk, Kai Musk, Saxon Musk Education: University of Pennsylvania (1992–1997), MORE Nationality: American, Canadian, South African
Elon Musk always wanted to travel into space, so in 2002 he founded SpaceX, a company known for aerospace manufacturing and space transport services. Elon is now CTO and CEO of SpaceX. Later in 2004, he joined another company named Tesla Motors as a product architect and chairman. Tesla Motors is known for its electric vehicle manufacturing. Elon became CEO of Tesla Motors in 2008.
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Elon Musk Biography
Full Name: Elon Reeve Musk Name: Elon Musk
Entrepreneur, Investor, Scientist
CEO of Space X, Tesla
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters- 180 cm,
in meters- 1.80 m,
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
In Kilograms –82 Kg
In Pounds – 180.7 lbs
Light Ash Blonde
Date of Birth
June 28, 1971
Age (as in 2021)
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
American, Canadian, South African
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
• Waterkloof House Preparatory School
• Bryanston High School
• Pretoria Boys High School
• Queen's University
• University of Pennsylvania
• Stanford University, California
• Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Pennsylvania
• Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of Pennsylvania
• PhD in Energy Physics from Stanford University, California (Dropped Out)
• South African (father's side)
• Canadian (mother's side)
• British (grandmother's side)
• Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry
Video Games, Reading, Playing,
Likes & Dislikes
Video Games, Innovation,
Awards, Honours, Achievements
2007: Tesla and SpaceX, he was awarded Inc Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year award
2008: Elon was awarded the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics George Low award for his enormous contribution to space transportation in 2007/2008
2008: Awarded National Wildlife Federation 2008 National Conservation Achievement award for SolarCity and Tesla
2009: National Space Society's Von Braun Trophy
2010: Awarded the FAI Gold Space Medal,
for designing the 1st privately developed rocket to reach orbit by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
2010: The Kitty Hawk Foundation recognized him as a Living Legend of Aviation in 2010
2011: Elon was awarded $250,000 Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization
2012: Awarded the 'a Gold Medal' (Royal Aeronautical Society's highest award)
2015: Awarded IEEE Honorary Membership
2018: Appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
In 2018, Musk was ranked 25th on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.
Listed among the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2010, 2013, and 2018.
Musk was awarded as a member (fifth class) of the Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn on March 4, 2019, for his contribution in the rescue at Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.
In 2019, Musk was awarded the Starmus Festival's Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication.
Musk was listed joint first on the Forbes list of the "Most Innovative Leaders of 2019".
Musk was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2020.
On December 1, 2020, Musk was awarded the Axel Springer Award.
Musk Ranked No.1 on Businessperson Of The Year 2020 List By Fortune Magazine.
On January 7, 2021, Musk was ranked as the wealthiest person in the world, according to Bloomberg.
On January 10, 2021, Musk was ranked #1 on Forbes' Billionaires List.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
• 1978 BMW 320i
• Ford Model T
• McLaren F1
• Hamann BMW M5
• Jaguar Series 1 1967 E-type
• Audi Q7
Net Worth (approx.)
$177.7 billion (2021)
Elon Musk’s Early Life:
He was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Canadian mom, Maye Musk, and a South African father, Errol Musk. As a child, Musk was so obsessed with inventions and computers. He even taught himself programming, and at the age of 12, he sold his first software. It was a game named blaster. As a child, Musk was more into books and computers, and due to this, he was bullied till 15. Later on, Musk learned karate, and he knew all the techniques to defend himself.
Elon Musk’s Family:
Elon’s mother, Maye Musk, is a model, and she is the oldest lady to star in a campaign named Covergirl. On the other hand, Musk’s father is a wealthy engineer.
Elon’s parents got separated when he was only ten years old. So he spent most of his childhood with his brother Kimbal and sister Tosca.
Elon Musk’s Education:
Elon traveled to Canada at the age of 17 in 1989 to join Queen’s University to avoid necessary services in the Soft African Army and obtained Citizenship of Canada the same year.
He was obsessed with physics, inventions, and business, so he moved to Pennsylvania for future education. He completed his first degree in economics and a second degree in physics. Later on, he left Pennsylvania and moved to Stanford University for Ph.D. in energy physics. However, he is a dropout of Stanford University. He was part of this university for just two days. He started his first company named Zip2 corporation, in 1995 and got citizenship in the U.S in 2002.
Elon Musk’s Business Career And Inventions:
In 1995 Elon Musk started his first company, Zip2, with his brother Kimbal Musk. This company offered online city guides and provided content to The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune. Still, later on, in 1999, Compaq Computer Corporation bought this company.
In 1999, both the Musk brothers sold their company to Compaq Computer Corporation and started X.com. It was an online bank and was offering online financial and payment services. With the help of X.com, both brothers created PayPal. Later on, PayPal was also bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in total. This was the first time Elon Musk earned billion.
In 2002 Musk founded his third company called SpaceX. The main intention of Musk was to create spacecraft for cheaper commercial space travel. After six years of inventions and experiments in 2008, NASA, a well-known organization, awarded SpaceX the contract to develop space crafts for cargo travel to the space stations.
On May 22, 2012, SpaceX launched its first rocket Falcon 9, into space. Falcon 9 was unmanned and carried 1000 pounds of supplies to the space stations. It was the first time any private company had launched a rocket into the international space station.
Furthermore, a year later, in 2013, another falcon 9 carried a satellite to the orbital path that met the earth’s rotation. Time passed, and in 2015, SpaceX launched another falcon9 which carried another satellite.
SpaceX has successfully invented a lot of rockets till now. One of their best is the Big Falcon rocket which can carry much weight into the space stations. It can easily take 100 people. It is a 31-engine rocket, and no doubt it is one of the most powerful, advance, and fastest rockets ever. SpaceX is planning to launch the first-ever cargo rocket launched to Mars in 2022. SpaceX also sent a batch of 60 Star Link satellites into space, and the mission of these satellites was to improve Internet access around the world. They are still working on it and are expected to launch a thousand more at will.
Elon is the CEO of Tesla Motors, as well as the founder and product architect. The company makes affordable electric cars with battery products and solar panels. Elon Musk also owns bitcoins. Musk himself had Dogecoin, Bitcoin, Ethereum. So Elon Musk uniquely affects cryptocurrency.
Musk himself oversees all the development, designing, and as well as engineering.
This company came into being in 2003. After five years of its formation in 2008, Tesla Motors launched its first car, which can accelerate from 0-60 miles in just 3.7 seconds and can easily cover a distance of 270 miles between charges. Later on, Tesla motors collaborated with Toyota also. Tesla now has launched so many models. Model S of tesla was honored as Car of the year in Motor trend magazine in 2013.
Solar City is a company Elon Musk had helped his cousin start in 2006, and later on, Under the Name of Tesla Motors, Elon purchased it. And from after that both the companies are under one banner and working together till now.
The Boring Company:
In 2017 Musk launched another company known as The boring company, and its work is to build tunnels and to bore to reduce traffic.
The SpaceX Hyperloop Test Track, or Hyper Tube, was designed in 2015 and built in 2016, reaching a mile by October 2016. The test track itself was a prototype, learning from design, the process of creating and evaluating how to apply automated construction techniques to future hyperloop tracks.
Elon Musk Children:
Musk married twice and has six kids.
1: X Æ A-Xii Musk
2: Nevada Alexander Musk
3: Xavier Musk
4: Griffin Musk
5: Damian Musk
6: Kai Musk
7: Saxon Musk
Elon Musk’s wife:
Elon married Justine Wilson, a Canadian author, in 2000, but they divorced in 2008. Later Elon started dating Talulah Riley, and they married in 2012, and they also separated in 2016. Musk was also accused of having a relationship with Amber Heard while still the wife of a famous actor Johnny Depp. In 2018 Musk and his Canadian girlfriend revealed their relationship. Her name is Grimes, and she is a well-known musician.
Elon Musk’s Net Worth:
Elon Musk is presently the second richest man alive; Elon Musk’s net worth is $177.7 billion.
Elon Musk is a South African-born entrepreneur and Businessman.