Elon Musk is a South African-born technology entrepreneur and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of PayPal. Born Elon Reeve Musk on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, to parents Maye Musk (Haldeman), a model and dietitian, and Errol Graham Musk, an engineer, he spent his early childhood with his brother Kimbal and sister Tosca in South Africa. He taught himself computer programming at the age of 10, and at 12 he made his first software sale of a game he created called Blastar. He moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University. He attended University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1997 with degrees in economics and physics. He founded X.com in 1999 (which later became PayPal), SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003. He holds South African, U.S., and Canadian citizenship.
Elon Musk Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 28 June 1971
Birth Place: Pretoria, South Africa
Birth Name: Elon Reeve Musk
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Investor
Nationality: American, Canadian, South African
Race/Ethnicity: White (English, French Huguenot, Afrikaner/Dutch, German, Swiss-German)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Elon Musk Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 181 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 82 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.88 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: N/A
Elon Musk Family Details:
Father: Errol Graham Musk (South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, and sailor)
Mother: Maye Musk (Model and dietitian)
Spouse/Wife: Talulah Riley (m. 2013–2016), Talulah Riley (m. 2010–2012), Justine Musk (m. 2000–2008)
Children: Nevada Alexander Musk, Kai Musk, Xavier Musk, Griffin Musk, Damian Musk, Saxon Musk
Siblings: Kimbal Musk (Younger Brother), Tosca Musk (Younger Sister)
Others: Walter Henry James Musk, (Paternal grandfather), Cora Amelia Robinson (Paternal grandmother), Dr. Joshua Norman Haldeman (Maternal grandfather), Winnifred “Wyn” Josephine Fletcher (Maternal grandmother)
Elon Musk Education:
University of Pennsylania,
Queen’s University, Ontario
Elon Musk Facts:
*He was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa.
*His father is South African and his mother is Canadian.
*He has two younger siblings, a brother named Kimbal and a sister named Tosca.
*His parents divorced in 1980.
*He obtained his Canadian citizenship in 1989.
*He and his brother started Zip2, a software company, in 1995. In 1999, he sold it and become a millionaire.
*He became a US citizen in 2002.
*He inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 2014.
*He was ranked #21 on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in December 2016.
*He was ranked #25 on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in 2018.
*He is the wealthiest South African billionaire by net worth (world rank: 80).
*Follow him on Twitter and Google+.