Elon Musk - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 7, 2020

Elon Musk
Nick Name: Elon
Profession: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Businessman, Producer
Best Known For: Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $46.3 billion

Personal Details

Born on : June 28, 1971 (age 51)
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: 4

Kimbal Musk (younger brother)
Tosca Musk (younger sister)
a half-sister
a half-brother

High School: Pretoria Boys High School
University: University of Pennsylvania
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, French Huguenot, Dutch, German)
Nationality: Canadian, American, South African


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Girlfriend Name: Grimes (Claire Elise Boucher)

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

Children: 7

sons: Nevada Alexander Musk (born &
died 2002), twins Xavier Musk and Griffin Musk (born 2004)
triplets Kai Musk, Saxon Musk and Damian Musk (born 2006)
A-12 Musk (son)

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., founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX.

He is 54th richest person in the world and 21st The World's Most Powerful Person.

Elon Musk: Age, Family, Education

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, sailor and Maye Musk, 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. A half-sister and half-brother were born from his father's subsequent marriage(s).

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 University of Pennsylvania, USA after two years where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from College of Arts and Sciences.

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

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

His paternal grandmother was British and maternal grandfather was American. He holds Canadian, US and South African citizenship. 

His ethnicity includes English, French Huguenot, Dutch, German.

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Elon Musk: Wife, Children, Relationship

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 counselling 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 counselling, he gave his wife one-day ultimatum to fix the marriage.

Next day Elon Musk filed for divorce. According to Wilson, she was "numb" due to his immediate decision.

Source: Pinterest (Elon Musk with his 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.

Source: Business Insider (Elon Musk with his girlfriend Grimes)

Musk started to date American actress Amber Heard 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.

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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 which 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. 

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

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 a tunnel construction company which was used for high-speed transportation system 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. 

Others awards include 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.

Elon Musk: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Musk is estimated at around $46.3 billion while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Elon Musk: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

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

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