South African born American business tycoon, investor, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and engineer Elon Musk is a new aged technology billionaire best known for his efforts to bring science friction things into reality. Musk is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; a co-founder, a Series A investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-chairman of OpenAI; founder and CEO of Neuralink. He was previously associated with SolarCity, Zip2, X.coma and PayPal. Musk’s ambitious vision is to make the world a better place to live in by production and consumption sustainable resources and that’s where his companies with futuristic goals comes in.
His space exploration company SpaceX aims at building reusable rockets and he works towards to make both space tourism and a colony on the planet Mars realistic goals for humankind. His another venture, Tesla Inc, engages in making electric cars, battery storage and home solar panels. In addition to his primary business pursuits, he has also envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet. In popular culture, Musk is recognised as Real life super-hero for his futuristic and revolutionary ideas and inventions.
Elon Reeve Musk
Elon, Iron Man
Business magnate, Investor, Inventor, Technology Pioneer, Engineer
Elon Musk Personal Life
Elon was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. He is currently 47 years old.
Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and then Pretoria Boys High School, and completed his high-school in 1989.
After completing his high-school, he was enrolled at the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario for an undergraduate program.
He was then shifted to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from its College of Arts and Sciences.
He did a bachelor degree in economics with the Wharton School of Business.
At the age of 24, he moved to California to purse a PhD in applied physics and material science at Stanford University. But, he dropped the program just after two days as he was fascinated to follow his entrepreneurial dreams.
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Elon Musk Physical Stats
- In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
- In centimeters – 188 cm
- In meters – 1.88 m
- In Kilograms – 68 kg
- In Pounds – 150 lbs
- Chest – Unknown
- Biceps – Unknown
- Waist – Unknown
- Father – Errol Musk, a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot and sailor
- Mother – Maye Musk, a model and dietician
- Siblings – Kimbal Musk (born 1972) (Younger Brother), Tosca Musk(born 1974) (Younger Sister)
- Relatives – Lyndon Rive (Cousin)
Spouses / Partners
Justine Musk (m. 2000; div. 2008)
Talulah Riley (m. 2010–div. 2012; m. 2013–div. 2016)
Elon and Justine together have six sons. Their first son, Nevada Alexander Musk, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at the age of ten weeks. They later had five sons through in vitro fertilization – Saxon Musk, Damian Musk, Xavier musk, Griffin Musk and Kai Musk.
Justine Musk (2000 – 2008) – Musk met Justine at Ontario’s Queen’s University when both were students. They began dating in 2000 and married in 2008. The couple were separated in 2008. They both together have five children and they share custody of them.
Talulah Riley (2008 – 2016) – Musk started dating British actress Talulah Riley in 2008 and the duo got married in 2010. In 2012, Elon announced that their split, tweeting to Riley, “It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day.” In July 2013, the couple were remarried and divorced in late 2016.
Amber Herd (2016) – Soon after his divorce with his second wife Riley, Musk started dating American actress Amber Herd in 2016, but their relationship was short-lived. They announced their spilt in August 2017 stating conflicting schedules.
Elon Musk Favourites
His favourites is currently not known.
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Cars & Bikes
Being a business mogul, his car collection is quite large comprising modern and aesthetic cars from popular brands. He first owned a 1978 BMW 320i, which he had it for two years. Then he bought a 1967 E-Type Jaguar, McLaren F1 and auctioned the Lotus Esprit car from James Bond’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” for $997,000 which he plans to convert it into a submarine. Musk also owns a Audi Q7, a Porsche 911 and a Hamann BMW M5 sports car.
Alongside exotic cars, Musk is also the proud owner of a Gulstream G650 ER private jet. The Jet was built in 2015 and delivered to Musk in 2016. He also previously owned an Aero L-39, a Czech-made jet trainer aircraft. He also has a 1994 model Dassault Falcon 900 aircraft in his garage.
Elon Musk owns several real estate properties across the US. He owns five luxury houses in Los Angeles’ Bel Air neighbourhood. Musk has approximately spent around $75 million Us dollars on these mansions. Recently, he purchased a $24.5 million worth lucratively designed mansion in Bel Air neighbourhood.
In 2012, he first purchased a 20,248-square-foot mansion in the same area for $17 million US dollars, which has 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half bathrooms, a tennis course, and a swimming pool in backyard. In October 2013, he spent $6.75 million US dollars for a ranch home located across the street from the mansion. He uses it as a private school for his five children.
In July 2015, he bought a luxurious estate for $20 million which is located around the same area. He bought a 2963 sq-feet mansion the same year, which sits at the top of the his another mansion which he purchases for $20 million around the same time.
Elon Musk Net worth
As of August 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $21.3 billion US dollars, making him the 80th-wealthiest person in the world.
Connect with Elon Musk
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Elon Musk Quick Facts
Musk, at the age of 12, developed a video game called Blaster and sold it to a magazine for $500.
He was constantly bullied during his childhood and was once hospitalised when a group of boys attacked and neat him until he lost consciousness.
After dropped-out of Stanford University, he and his brother started their own web company called Zip2 in 1995, which he later sold it to Compaq for US$307 million in 1999.
Musk quickly established an email payment and financial services company called X.com which eventually became PayPal right after the acquisition of Confinity. eBay acquired PayPal in 2002 for US$1.5 billion in stock, of which Musk received US$165 million.
Over the years, Elon founded ‘Space Exploration Technologies’ or ‘SpaceX’, Tesla Inc., SolarCity, and Neuralink.
SpaceX is the first commercial company ever to successfully recover a spacecraft from Earth’s orbit, and its Dragon spacecraft is the first commercial vehicle to attach to the International Space Station.
Elon Musk established the Musk Foundation, which is a group committed to space exploration and discovering clean energy sources.
Musk is a firm supporter of fighting global warming and working toward sustainable energy use — he cites it as his primary incentive for founding Tesla Motors and SolarCity.
Musk was named one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century by Esquire magazine
In 2013, Musk was named Fortune’s “Businessperson of the Year” for SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla Motors.
Elon Musk didn’t become an American citizen until 2002, at age 31.
Musk’s official annual salary for Tesla Motors is just $1.