Elon Musk Biography
Elon Musk is an American business magnate and investor. He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX; angel investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation
Elon Musk Education
Musk is a proud graduate of Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Bryanston High School, and Pretoria Boys High School. From there, he attended the University of Pretoria for five months. He also attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario but two years later, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), where he completed studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School.
Elon Musk Career
Musk applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother, expecting it to be easier and immigrate to the United States. In June 1989, he arrived in Canada and lived with a second cousin in Saskatchewan for a year, working odd jobs at a farm and lumber mill. He held two internships in Silicon Valley one at the Palo Alto–based startup Rocket Science Games and another one at the energy storage startup Pinnacle Research Institute, which investigated electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage.
In 1995, he was accepted to a Ph.D. program in materials science at Stanford University. However, Musk decided to join the Internet boom, instead dropping out two days after being accepted and applying for a job at Netscape, to which he reportedly never received a response. Ashlee Vance described Musk as an awkward and introverted child. At age ten, he developed an interest in computing and video games, teaching himself how to program from the VIC-20 user manual. At age twelve, he sold his BASIC-based game Blastar to PC and Office Technology magazine for approximately $500.
It is a company that provided and licensed online city guide software to newspapers. The company was founded in Palo Alto, California as Global Link Information Network in 1995, by Greg Kouri and brothers Elon and Kimbal Musk. It was founded with money raised from a small group of angel investors. Earlier before, it provided local businesses with an Internet presence. Later, it started to assist newspapers in designing online city guides before being purchased by Compaq Computer in 1999.
Global Link provided local businesses with an Internet presence by linking their services to searchers and providing directions. The company had partnered with about 160 newspapers by 1998 to develop guides to cities, either locally or at full scale. According to chairman and co-founder Elon Musk, twenty of those newspapers led to full-scale city guides. The New York Times reported that Zip2 also provided newspapers with an online directory, calendar, and email alongside their core offering.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is a spacecraft manufacturer, launcher, and satellite communications corporation headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 with the aim of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. The company manufactures the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Starship launch vehicles, several rocket engines, Cargo Dragon and Crew Dragon spacecraft, and Starlink communications satellites.
It is a multinational automotive and clean energy company headquartered in Austin, Texas which designs and manufactures electric vehicles, solar panels and solar roof tiles, battery energy storage from home to grid scale, and related products and services. It is one of the world’s most valuable companies and the world’s most valuable automaker. Elon Musk became the largest shareholder of the company in February 2004, via a $6.5 million investment.
According to Musk, the purpose of Tesla is to help expedite the move to sustainable transport and energy, obtained through electric vehicles and solar power. Tesla has been the subject of many lawsuits, increasing government scrutiny, journalistic criticism, and public controversies arising from statements and acts of CEO Elon Musk and from allegations of creative accounting, whistleblower retaliation, worker rights violations, and unresolved and dangerous technical problems with their products.
Musk and a founding team of seven scientists and engineers founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology startup company, with an investment of $100 million in 2016. It is a neurotechnology company that develops implantable brain–computer interfaces (BCIs). It aims to integrate the human brain with artificial intelligence (AI) by creating devices that are embedded in the brain to facilitate its merging with machines.
Neuralink announced that it was working on a “sewing machine-like” device capable of implanting very thin (4 to 6 μm in width threads into the brain, and demonstrated a system that reads information from a lab rat via 1,500 electrodes. They had anticipated starting experiments with humans in 2020, but have since moved that projection to 2023.
The Boring Company
Musk founded the Boring Company in 2017 to construct tunnels and revealed plans for specialized, underground, high-occupancy vehicles that could travel up to 150 miles per hour (240 km/h) and thus circumvent above-ground traffic in major cities. The Boring Company is an infrastructure and tunnel construction services company. After six years TBC has completed one out of six publicly announced projects. The only operational one is situated inside the Las Vegas convention center (LVCC) and operates on limited days for loop travel during conventions.
Elon Musk Age
Musk is 52 years old as of 2023. He was born (Elon Reeve Musk) on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Musk celebrates his birthday on the 28th of June every year.
Elon Musk Height
Musk stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 0 inches.
Elon Musk Family
Musk was born and raised in Pretoria, one of South Africa’s capital cities. He was brought up by his mother Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietitian, and his father Errol Musk, is a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and property developer, who was a half-owner of a Zambian emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika. His mother was born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in South Africa. Musk has British and Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. In addition to that, he has a younger sister, Tosca, and a younger brother, Kimbal.
During his youth, his family was wealthy and his father was elected to the Pretoria City Council as a representative of the anti-apartheid Progressive Party. Musk and his siblings were cited as sharing their father’s dislike of apartheid. His maternal grandfather, Joshua Haldeman, was an adventurous American-born Canadian. Haldeman took his family on record-breaking journeys to Africa and Australia in a single-engine Bellanca airplane. In 1980, Musk’s parents divorced and he chose to mostly live with his father. Musk regretted his decision and has become estranged from his father. He has a paternal half-sister and a half-brother.
Elon Musk Wife
During his time attending Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, he met his first wife, Canadian Justine Wilson. The two tied the knot in 2000. Their first child died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks in 2002. The couple decided to use IVF to continue their family after his death. In 2004, they welcomed twins followed by triplets in 2006. The couple divorced in 2008 and shared custody of their children.
one of the twins officially changed her name in 2022 to reflect her gender identity, and to use Wilson as her last name because she no longer wished to be associated with Musk. In an October 2022 interview with FT.com, Musk blamed the estrangement of his daughter on what the Financial Times characterized as “the supposed takeover of elite schools and universities by neo-Marxists.
He began dating English actress Talulah Riley in 2008 and they married two years later at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2012, and in 2016 he finalized a second divorce from Riley after briefly filing for divorce in 2014. In 2017, he dated Amber Heard for several months and he had reportedly been pursuing her since 2012. Johnny Depp later accused Musk of having an affair with Heard while she was still married to Depp. Musk and Heard both denied the affair.
Musk and Canadian musician Grimes revealed that they were dating in 2018. In May 2020 they welcomed their son named X Æ A-12 and later changed to X AE A-XII Musk. “X” is a first name, “AE A-XII” is a middle name, and “Musk” is a surname. Grimes and Musk had a second child, a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (nicknamed “Y”) in December 2021. The daughter was born via surrogacy.
Elon Musk Net Worth
Musk has an estimated net worth ranging between $153 billion which he has earned from his successful career as a business magnate and investor.
Elon Musk Salary
Musk earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Elon Musk Asperger syndrome
Although Elon Musk has never explicitly said that he’s autistic, he has admitted to having Asperger’s, a diagnosis that isn’t officially listed as a disorder. Instead, Asperger’s was replaced by autism spectrum disorder in the DSM series. Musk admitted to having Asperger’s while starring as a guest on the famed weekend comedy series Saturday Night Live, or SNL.
Some young people feel that Elon Musk’s professing to have autism encouraged other people with the disorder making them feel as if they too could succeed to a level that’s currently seen by the famed businessman.