Elon Musk net worth, age, children, wife, biography.
Elon Reeve Musk, better known as Elon Musk, is a well-known American entrepreneur and business leader.
Elon Musk: Profile summary
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessman|
|Known For||Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal|
|Born On||28 June 1971|
|Birthplace||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Residence||Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Nationality||American, South African, Canadian|
|Education||WaterKloop House Preparatory School Pretoria|
Queen’s University, University Of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Ontario
|Spouse(s)||Justin Wilson- Divorced in 2008|
Talulah Tiley- Divorced In 2016
|Children||Son- Griffin Musk, Xavier Musk, Saxon Musk, Damian Musk,|
Daughter- Kai Musk
Elon Musk: Early Life & Biography
Born on 28 June 1971, Elon Musk’s age is 51 years as of 2022. He was born and brought up in a rich-class Jewish family from Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. As of now, he is an American by nationality and is an atheist.
He completed his early education at the Waterkloof House Preparatory School in Pretoria, South Africa.
He later enrolled himself at various colleges like the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Queen’s University in the United States, from where he completed his graduation. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was very much interested in co-curricular activities rather than in studying.
Elon Musk: Family, Girlfriend & Relationships
Elon Musk’s father’s name is Mr. Errol Musk who is an entrepreneur and investor by profession, and her mother’s name is Mrs. Maye Musk, who is a Canadian model and a dietician by profession. He has two siblings. He has a brother named Kimbal Musk and a sister named Tosca Musk.
Elon Musk’s marital status is divorced. In the year 2010, he married Talulah Riley, an English actress, and got divorced in the year 2012. However, in the year 2013, Elon and Taulah again got married but unfortunately again got divorced in the year 2016. Before Talulah, in the year 2000, he married Justine Wilson, a Canadian author, but the couple, unfortunately, got divorced in the year 2008. He has 7 children. He has 6 sons named Saxon Musk, Kai Musk, Xavier Musk, Damian Musk, Griffin Musk, X Æ A-Xii, and a daughter named Nevada Alexander Musk.
From the year 2008 to the year 2021, he was in a relationship with Grimes, who is a Canadian record producer, songwriter, singer, and musician. In the year 2016, he was also dating Amber Heard, a famous actress.
Elon Musk: Education
At the age of 17, in 1989, he moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University and avoid mandatory service in the South African military.
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.
After leaving Penn, Musk headed to Stanford University in California to pursue a Ph.D. in energy physics. He dropped out of Standford University after just two days to become part of it, He launched his first company, Zip2, in 1995. He became a U.S. citizen in 2002.
Elon Musk: Career and Companies
Elon Musk and his brother started his first company, Zip2 Corporation, in 1995, which was a web software company. Soon Zip2 developed and marketed an Internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry. Compaq computers bought Zip2 for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options. Musk received $22 million for his 7 percent share from the sale.
In 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services/payments company. After one year of foundation, the company merged with Confinity and was renamed PayPal in 2001. Musk earned his first billion when eBay acquired PayPal for US$1.5 Billion in stock in 2002. He owned 11 percent of PayPal stock.
Musk Founded his 3rd Company in SpaceX In 2002, with the motive of building spacecraft for commercial space travel. The Company’s first two launch vehicles are the Falcon-1 and Falcon-9, and the First spacecraft is the Dragon. On May 25, 2012, the SpaceX Dragon made history as the first commercial company to launch and berth a vehicle to the International Space Station.
Musk’s goal is to reduce the cost of human spaceflight by a factor of 10. In an interview, he said that he hopes to send humans to Mars’s surface within 10-20 years. He wants to establish a Mars colony by 2040 with a population of 80,000. (Acc. Ashlee Vance’s biography).
Tesla Inc. Elon Musk is the co-founder, CEO, and product architect at Tesla Motors, a company that is dedicated to producing affordable electric cars, battery products, and solar roofs.
Tesla Motors first built an electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster, in 2008, with sales of about 2,500 vehicles in 31 countries.
Elon Musk: Net Worth
As of 2022, Elon Musk’s net worth is $198 billion. He majorly earns from his companies and several other business ventures.