Elon Musk Biography, Wiki, Net worth
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur, Investor, Engineer, and Businessman. He is the founder and CEO Of SpaceX, co-founder and CEO Of Tesla INC, founder of THE BORING COMPANY, Co-founder of Neuralink, co-founder of OpenAI and PayPal. He became a multimillionaire at the age of 20s when he sold his startup company Zip2 to Compaq. Let’s Know More About Them. This Is the Story Of Elon Musk.
Elon Musk Bio
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessman|
|Known For||Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal|
|Born On||28 June 1971|
|Birthplace||Pretoria, South Africa|
|Residence||Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Nationality||American, South African, Canadian|
|Education||WaterKloop House Preparatory School Pretoria|
Queen’s University, University Of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Ontario
|Family and More|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Spouse(s)||Justin Wilson- Divorced in 2008|
Talulah Tiley- Divorced In 2016
|Children||Son- Griffin Musk, Xavier Musk, Saxon Musk, Damian Musk, |
Daughter- Kai Musk
Elon Musk Net Worth
Net Worth– $22.8 Billion
Elon Musk was born on 28 June 1971 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. His father Errol Musk was a South African Engineer, pilot, and sailor, his mother Maye Musk was a model and dietitian from Regina, Canada. Musk has a younger brother (Kimbal Musk) and a younger sister(Tosca Musk). His Parents Got Divorced when he was just 10.
Musk was an avid reader during his childhood. When Musk was 10, He developed an interest in computers. He taught himself programming and created a game called Blastar, and by the age of 12, he sold it to a magazine called PC and Office Technology, for Approx. $500.
At the age of 17, in 1989, he moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University and avoid mandatory service in the South Africa military.
In 1992, Musk Left Canada to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed for a second bachelor’s degree in physics.
After leaving Penn, Musk headed to Stanford University in California to pursue a Ph.D. in energy physics. He dropped out of Standford University after just two days to become part of it, He launched his first company, Zip2 in 1995. He became a U.S. citizen in 2002.
Elon Musk Career and Companies
Elon Musk and his brother started his first company, Zip2 Corporation, in 1995, which was a web software company. Soon Zip2 developed and marketed an Internet city guide for the newspaper publishing industry. Compaq computers bought Zip2 for $307 million in cash and $34 million in stock options. Musk received $22 million for his 7 percent share from the sale.
In 1999, Musk co-founded X.com, an online financial services/payments company. After one year of foundation, the company merged with Confinity and was renamed PayPal in 2001. Musk earned his first billion when eBay acquired PayPal for US$1.5 Billion in stock in 2002. He owned 11 percent of PayPal stock.
Musk Founded his 3rd Company in SpaceX In 2002, with the motive of building spacecraft for commercial space travel. The Company’s first two launches vehicles are the Falcon-1 and Falcon-9 and the First spacecraft is the Dragon. On May 25, 2012, the SpaceX Dragon made history as the first commercial company to launch and berth a vehicle to the International Space Station.
Musk’s goal is to reduce the cost of human spaceflight by a factor of 10. In an interview, he said that he hopes to send humans to Mars’s surface within 10-20 years. He wants to establish a Mars colony by 2040 with a population of 80,000. (Acc. Ashlee Vance’s biography).
Tesla Inc. Elon Musk is the co-founder, CEO, and product architect at Tesla Motors, a company that is dedicated to producing affordable, electric cars, battery products, and solar roofs.
Tesla Motors first built an electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster in 2008, with sales of about 2,500 vehicles to 31 countries.
SolarCity, The Boring Company
Elon Musk’s Girlfriends
Musk was dating actress Amber Heard in 2016, Musk Finalized his divorce with ex-wife Talulah Riley and Amber finalized her divorce from Johnny Depp. Their busy schedules prompted the couple to break up in August 2017.
Later In May 2018, Musk Began dating musician Grimes .
Elon Musk’s Children
Elon Musk has six children. In 2002, his first son died at 10 weeks old from SIDS. Other Five are:- Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon and Damian.