Elon Musk - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 27, 2022

Elon Musk
Nick Name: Elon
Profession: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Businessman, Producer
Best Known For: Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal (company)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $255 billion

Personal Details

Born on : June 28, 1971 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Elon Reeve Musk
Birth Place: Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Errol Musk
Mother's Name: Maye Musk
Siblings: 2

Kimbal Musk (younger brother)
Tosca Musk (younger sister)

High School: Pretoria Boys High School
University: University of Pennsylvania, Queen's University, Stanford University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Swiss, Belgian, Swedish, Indonesian, French, Dutch, German)
Nationality: Canadian, American, South African


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Natasha Bassett

Justin Wilson (2000 - 2008)
Talulah Riley (2010 - 2012: 2014 - 2016)

Children: 10

Nevada Alexander Musk (son)
twin sons (Xavier Musk, Griffin Musk)
triplet sons (Kai Musk, Saxon Musk, Damian Musk)
A-Xii Musk (son)
Exa Dark Sideræ
l (daughter)
twins (born 2022)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.88 meter (6 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 82 kg (180.78 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor. He is a co-founder of Paypal, co-founder, and CEO of Neuralink, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc., and founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX.

Elon Musk – Age, Parents, Siblings

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Transvaal, South Africa as Elon Reeve Musk. His parents are Errol Muska, a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, and sailor, and his mother is Maye Musk, a Canadian model and dietitian. 

He has siblings too- younger brother Kimbal Musk was born in 1972 and younger sister Tosca Musk was born in 1974. From his father's subsequent marriage(s)/relationships, he has several half-siblings, including two from Errol's relationship with his step-daughter Jana Rush.

Source: bodyheightweight.com (Elon Musk, his mom, brother, and sister)

Education, Ethnicity

Musk was a keen reader and taught himself computer language at the age of 10. He graduated from Pretoria Boys High School and attended Queen's University, Ontario, Canada when he was 17. He later transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, USA after two years where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences.

He joined Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Standford University in 1995 but dropped out. 

His paternal grandmother was British and his maternal grandfather was American. He holds Canadian, US, and South African citizenship. His ethnicity includes English, Scottish, Swiss, Belgian, Swedish, Indonesian, French, Dutch, and German.

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Elon Musk – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Musk met his girlfriend at Queen's University, Justin Wilson, a Canadian author, and married in 2000. They together have a son, Justin Wilson but unfortunately died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) after 10 weeks of birth. 

Later they became parents to twins Xavier Musk and Griffin Musk in 2004 and triplets Kai Musk, Saxon Musk, and Damian Musk in 2006 via in-vitro fertilization. Their love life was fading away so Wilson asked Musk to join counseling to get their love life back which he agreed. 

But Musk was a very busy man. He was running between two companies which did stress him. After one month and three sessions of counseling, he gave his wife a one-day ultimatum to fix the marriage. The next day Elon Musk filed for divorce. According to Wilson, she was "numb" due to his immediate decision.

Source: Pinterest (Elon Musk with his five oldest children)

He managed to recover from all those and began dating English actress Talulah Riley in 2008 and married in 2010. The marriage collapsed and they divorced in 2012. However, the couple gave love a second chance. They remarried in December 2014 but again divorced in late 2016.

Musk started to date American actress Amber Heard, who was in a process of divorcing actor Johnny Depp, in 2016 but unfortunately, this too didn't last more than a year and the couple parted ways. 

He started a romantic relationship with Canadian musician Grimes. The pair welcomed son X Æ A-12 Musk in May 2020 and a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl, via surrogate, in December 2021. By this time, their relationship had ended.

It was reported in July 2022 that he had secretly welcomed twins with Shivon Zilis in November 2021. Zilis is the director of operations and special projects at Neuralink.

Currently, he is dating actress Natasha Bassett.

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Source: PageSix (Elon Musk, Natasha Bassett pictured in May 2022)

Elon Musk – Career

Musk drop out Ph.D. after 2 days from Standford University to begin his entrepreneurial career and launch Zip2 Corporation, a software company that was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. He founded X.com which later became PayPal and was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002. 

Musk is CEO and founder of SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport company.  He is also CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle company and solar panel manufacturer. 

Musk co-founded OpenAI to promote artificial intelligence and co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company to develop brain-computer interfaces. He also founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel construction company that was used for high-speed transportation systems named Hyperloop.

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Source: Daily Express (Elon Musk with Tesla's Model X)

Elon Musk – Awards

Musk was named by Inc Magazine as Entrepreneur of the year in the year 2007 for his work on Tesla and SpaceX. 

Other awards include the National Space Society's Von Braun Trophy in 2008/2009 for Most significant achievement in space, the FAI Gold Space Medal for Designing a rocket to reach orbit, Royal Aeronautical Society's highest award- Gold Medal, Oslo Business for Peace in May 2017.

Source: Inverse (Elon Musk with SpaceX's Falcon 9)

Elon Musk – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Musk is estimated at around $255 billion while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Elon Musk – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Elon Musk is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with millions of followers.

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