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Elon Musk is a visionary entrepreneur, innovator, business magnate and the richest person in the world (2021). Musk is the founder of PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, The Boring Company, and OpenAI.

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ELON MUSK’S FAMILY AND BUSINESS BACKGROUND

Elon Musk is a visionary entrepreneur, innovator, business tycoon, a billionaire, and the richest person in the world (2021) who was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. Musk’s full name is Elon Reeve Musk.

Musk is the founder of PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, The Boring Company, and OpenAI. Elon Musk is currently the CEO at Tesla and the CEO, and Lead Engineer at SpaceX.

Elon Musk was born in South Africa

Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. Photo: Maye Musk

Elon Musk is the eldest of three children of a South African father and a Canadian mother. His father Errol Musk is an engineer, and his mother Maye Musk is a nutritionist and a model. His brother Kimbal Musk is a successful restaurateur, and entrepreneur. Elon’s sister Tosca Musk, is an accomplished producer and director.

Maye Musk with her son Elon Musk as a baby

Maye Musk with baby Elon Musk. Photo: Maye Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was an avid reader, who enjoyed reading all sort of books since young age. Musk described himself as a “bookworm,” who reads everything from encyclopedias to comic books.

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Elon Musk enjoyed reading and described himself as a bookworm. Photo: Maye Musk

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Elon Musk was bullied as a child, once he was hospitalised after one beating and unable to return to school for a week. “They got my best friend to lure me out of hiding so they could beat me up. For some reason they decided that I was it, and they were going to go after me nonstop. That’s what made growing up difficult. For a number of years there was no respite. You get chased around by gangs at school who tried to beat the [expletive] out of me, and then I’d come home, and it would just be awful there as well.” Musk said about his childhood.

Elon Musk with his mother Maye and sister Tosca and brother Kimbal

Elon Musk with his mother Maye Musk, sister Tosca Musk and brother Kimbal Musk; on their way to school. Photo: Maye Musk

Musk has been fascinated by computers and science fiction since he was a child. When Musk was twelve, he even wrote the code for his own video game and subsequently sold the rights to a company.

Elon Musk sister Tosca and brother Kimbal Musk

Elon Musk with his brother Kimbal Musk and sister Tosca Musk
Photo: Maye Musk

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Following his graduation from high school in South Africa, Musk moved to Canada to live with his mother Maya to avoid the mandatory military service in South Africa. Musk later obtained Canadian citizenship through his mother.

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Elon Musk with his mother Maye Musk, brother Kimbal Musk and sister Tosca Musk
Photo: Maye Musk

Upon arriving in Canada, Musk enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Two years later, Musk transferred to the University of Pennsylvania where he earned degrees in physics and economics.

Elon Musk commencement speech at Caltech in 2012

Elon Musk commencement speech at Caltech. Photo: Maye Musk

Musk was accepted into a doctoral program at Stanford University in California, but dropped out of Stanford after only two days in order to launch Zip2 Corporation, the first software company he co-founded with his brother Kimbal.

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Elon Musk co-founded Zip2 with this brother Kimbal Musk.

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Elon Musk has 10 children:

Elon Musk and ex-wife Justine Musk have six children: The couple’s first son, Nevada, sadly died of SIDS when he was only 10 weeks old; later the couple welcomed twins and triples: Griffin Musk was born in 2004, Vivian Jenna Wilson (Xavier Alexander Musk) born in 2004, Kai Musk born in 2006, Saxon Musk born in 2006, Damian Musk born in 2006.

Elon Musk and ex-girlfriend Grimes have two children: A boy named X Æ A-Xii Musk born in 2020, and a girl named Exa Dark Sideræl born in 2021.

Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis have twins: Shivon Zilis who works at Neuralink (Elon Musk’s company) welcomed twins in  2021.

Elon Musk thinks that “the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse. I want to emphasize this the biggest issue in 20 years we will be population collapse not explosion collapse”. Watch the video

Elon Musk and his children

Elon Musk with his children. Photo: Maye Musk

Musk was married to Justine Musk a Canadian author.

Musk was married to Justine Musk a Canadian author. The couple got married in 2000, their first son, Nevada, died of SIDS at 10 weeks old. The couple later went on to have twin and triplet boys. Musk and Justine welcomed twins Griffin Musk and Xavier Musk in 2004 and triplets Kai Musk, Saxon Musk and Damian Musk were born in 2006. Musk and Justine got divorced in 2008.

Elon Musk with ex wife Justine Musk. Photo: Justine Musk

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Elon Musk was married to English actress Talulah Riley

Musk dated and married English actress Talulah Riley in 2010, the couple divorced in 2012. They remarried in July 2013. Musk filed for a divorce in December 2014, but withdrew the paperwork. Riley filed for divorce in March 2016; their divorce was finalised in October 2016.

Elon Musk and English wife Talulah Riley

Elon Musk with ex-wife Talulah Riley.

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Elon Musk and Grimes’ Children: Baby X and Baby Y.

Elon Musk and musician Grimes started dating in the spring of 2018. In January 2020 Grimes announced she was expecting a baby with Elon Musk. In May 2018; Grimes gave birth to a baby boy who the couple named “X Æ A-Xii Musk”, or “X Ash A-12 Musk.” They call him baby “X”.  The name was partially inspired by one of the Grimes’ songs from the 4ÆM album.

In March 2022, Grimes revealed her secret new baby. Grimes shared in an interview that she and Elon Musk welcomed a second baby, a daughter, in December 2021. The couple used a surrogate to deliver their second child. Their daughter’s full name is Exa Dark Sideræl, they have nicknamed her “Y”.

Eon Musk with girlfriend Grimes and baby X

Elon Musk with Grimes and son X Æ A-Xii Musk; baby X.

Grimes shared (March 2023) a new photo of her daughter Exa Dark Sideræl on social media. The singer said “Normally we [don’t] post her for her privacy but she’s fairly unrecognizable here since shes channelling Goku or smthn”. Grimes continues “She’s Y now, or “Why?” or just “?” (But the government won’t recognize that). curiosity, the eternal question, .. and such.”

Photo of Elon Musk and Grimes daughter Exa Dark Sideræl

Elon Musk’s daughter Exa Dark Sideræl [left] with her mother Grimes [right]. Photo: Grimes

Elon Musk is the wealthiest person in the world (2021)

Elon Musk, the wealthiest person in the world (2021), founder of multiple successful companies and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, was named Time’s Person of the Year in 2021. The title is given to “the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse.”

Elon Musk Founder and CEO at Space X

Elon Musk; Founder and CEO at SpaceX. Photo: SpaceX

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In January 2021, Elon Musk became the richest person in the world. A rally in Tesla’s share price that week boosted Elon Musk past Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Elon Musk’s worth increassed to $194.8 billion, $9.5 billion more than Jeff Bezos.

Elon Musk is the Founder and CEO at Tesla

Elon Musk is the Founder and CEO at Tesla

“I admire anyone who is making a positive contribution to humanity, whether that is in entertainment or technology.” – Elon Musk

ELON MUSK’S LATEST NEWS, FEATURES AND PHOTOS

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion (27 October 2022). “The bird is freed,” Elon Musk tweeted after the acquisition was completed. Musk wanted to turn Twitter into a private company, allow people to speak freely, and defeat the spam bots on the platform.

After acquiring Twitter; Elon Musk changed his Twitter profile description to “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator”

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Elon Musk is now the owner of Twitter

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Elon Musk is now Twitter’s largest shareholder. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, buys 9.2% stake in Twitter.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest person, buys 9.2% stake in Twitter worth almost $3 billion based on Friday’s (01 April 2022) market close ; making him the social media platform’s largest shareholder. Musk purchased approximately 73.5 million shares. Twitter shares soar more than 25% after Elon Musk takes 9.2% stake in the social media company.

Elon Musk asked his 80 million followers whether Twitter adheres to free speech principles, Musk said he was giving serious thought to starting his own social media platform. “Free speech is essential to a functioning democracy. Do you believe Twitter rigorously adheres to this principle?” Musk asked on Twitter.

Elon Musk is biggest stakeholder in Twitter

Elon Musk is now Twitter’s largest shareholder

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