Elon Musk is a South African-born entrepreneur, inventor, and CEO known for co-founding companies like Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. Born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa, he has revolutionized multiple industries, including electric vehicles, space exploration, and sustainable energy, making him one of the most influential figures in modern history.
|Full Name||Elon Reeve Musk|
|Date of Birth||June 28, 1971|
|Birthplace||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)|
|Education||Queen’s University, University of Pretoria, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School and College of Arts and Sciences)|
|Parents||Errol Musk (father), Maye Musk (mother)|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur, Inventor, CEO|
|Net Worth||Estimated at $250 billion (as of 2023)|
Elon Musk Early Life and Education
Elon Musk was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, and showed an early interest in technology and entrepreneurship. At the age of 12, he sold his first software, a video game called Blastar. Elon attended Pretoria Boys High School before moving to Canada to attend Queen’s University. He later transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School.
Elon Musk Career
Elon Musk began his career in the technology industry by co-founding web software company Zip2, which was later sold to Compaq for nearly $300 million. He then founded X.com, an online payment company, which eventually became PayPal and was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion.
In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and making human life multiplanetary. SpaceX has since developed multiple groundbreaking technologies, including the Falcon 1, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Dragon spacecraft.
Musk is also the CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and clean energy company. Under his leadership, Tesla has become a world leader in electric vehicles, with popular models such as the Model S, Model X, Model 3, and Model Y.
In addition to SpaceX and Tesla, Musk has founded Neuralink, a company focused on developing brain-machine interfaces, and The Boring Company, which aims to reduce traffic congestion through the construction of underground transportation tunnels.
Elon Musk Personal Life
Elon Musk has been married three times, twice to English actress Talulah Riley. He has six children, five of whom are from his marriage to Canadian author Justine Musk. As of 2023, Elon has been romantically linked to musician Claire Elise Boucher, also known as Grimes, with whom he shares a son named X AE A-Xii.