Elon Musk FRS is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer know for founding Space X and Tesla, today we look at his net worth and lifestyle.
ELON MUSK NET WORTH – $268,000,000,000
|NAME: Elon Reeve Musk|
|BIRTHDAY: 28 June 1971|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: Pretoria, South Africa|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Business|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Texas, USA|
Born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, Musk lived mostly with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria after his parents divorced in 1980.
He developed an interest in computing while using the Commodore VIC-20 at the age of just 10 years old and had learned computer programming at the age of 12.
He sold the code for a video game he created for just $500 at this age and was described as awkward and introverted but clever child.
Elon Musk suffered severe bullying as a child and was once rushed to hospital after a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs.
He attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and Bryanston High School before graduating from Pretoria Boys High School.
He applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother and travelled to the country where he now resides in 1992.
Powered by funds from several Angel investors, Elon Musk founded Zip2, an internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry with his brother and friend Greg Kouri.
The company became highly succesful and was awarded contracts with both the New York Times and Chicago Tribune and was later sold to Compaq for $306 million dollars, with Elon Musk receiving a $22 million dollar share.
Musk marched on and spent $10 million dollars founding X.com which was a payments company that later partnered with American software company Confinity.
Confinity also owned Paypal and the two companys merged under that name in 2001 with Musk ousted from the CEO position in October 2000.
He remaine on the board and in October 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in stock, of which Musk received $165 million thanks in-part to his ownership of 11.7% in shares.
Musk then founded Space Exploration Technologies Inc with $100 million dollars of his fortune and today the company flies astronauts to the ISS and has plans to land humans on both the moon and mars.
Musk’s company Tesla was actually founded after SpaceX in 2003 and today is one of the biggest electric car companys in the world and one of the reasons why Musk is currently the richest person in the world.
MusK founded Solar City in 2006 and today the company provides power options to major countries and has a monopoly on solar pannel usage in the United States.
Two other companies which Elon Musk founded in 2016 were the Boring Company, dedicated to drilling tunnels under city streets and Neuralink, a company tasked with integrating the human brain with Artificial Intelegence.
Other companies musk owns or has interests in include Hyperloop, OpenAI and others.
In February 2021, Elon Musk lent his support for both Bitcoin and more specifically, The Internet Meme Coin, Dogecoin.
Elon Musk owned several properties in the Los Angeles, California area and he eventually sold these for an undisclosed amount when he sold all possesions and moved to Texas.
His 3,000-square-foot mid-century Brentwood home had 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and is still decked out with a sleek chef’s kitchen.
Other features of this incredible home include massive walk-in closets, and an impressive selection of Musk-worthy smart home features.
The curved wall of windows are completely floor-to-ceiling and outside you will find a saltwater pool and spa with amazing views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
Musk met Canadian author Justine Wilson, while both were students at Ontario’s Queen’s University and after dating briefly the couple married in 2000 and later separated in 2008.
They had five sons through in vitro fertilization and today still share joint custody.
He began dating English actress Talulah Riley in 2008 and the couple married in 2010, seperated in 2012, remarried in 2013 and finally seperated for good in 2016.
On May 7, 2018, Musk revealed that he and Canadian Singer Grimes were dating and she gave birth to a son on May 4, 2020 who was eventually named X AE A-XII.
His father is Errol Musk, a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and property developer and his mother is Maye Musk a model and dietitian born in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Elon Musk has a younger brother, Kimbal (born 1972), and a younger sister, Tosca and his maternal grandfather, Joshua Haldeman, was an American-born Canadian.
He is also a known good friend of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg
Elon Musk has many friends in the Business world and these include Gwynne Shotwell, Tim Hughes, Bret Johnsen and Andy Lambert.
He has some interesting celebrity friends too including Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio while he also knows Jay Z and R&B star John Legend.
He has been friends with Amber Heard for years hoever it is currently un-clear if the two remain close friends.
Elon Musk does not take much time of work and when he does its mostly to conduct interviews, one of which included the smoking of a Cannabis joint on The Joe Rogan Experience in 2018.
Musk typically wakes up at 7am, getting 6 to 6.5 hours of sleep and he has described this as the best amount of sleep anyone can get.
Musk constantly optimizes his day for efficiency and limits meetings to only people that are 100% necessary.
He avoids phone calls wherever possible and prefers to text or e-mail anyone he needs to contact or have contact with.
He occasionally throws a good poarty and in his off-time, which is few and far between he enjoys playing computer games.