Elon Musk

Birth Day June 28th, 1971
Birth Place Pretoria
Age 52 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Elon Musk Biography

Elon Reeve Musk famed as Elon Musk is a technology entrepreneur and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink. He is also the founder of "The Boring Company" and PayPal. In December 2016 he was ranked as 21 on the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People. In February he is named as 53rd richest person in the world by Forbes. He is a multi-talented person. As of today, he is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $188 Billion as of 2021. He takes the top spot from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who had held it since 2017. Scroll down to know more about Elon Musk's Full Biography, Net Worth 2021, Personal Life, Interesting Facts & Affairs. 

Elon Musk Become World's Richest Person 

Elon Musk leaves behind Amazon's Bezos to become the world's richest person. Tesla Inc chief and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk surpassed Amazon.com Inc's top boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest man, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Including Thursday's gains in Tesla shares, Musk, 49, had a net worth of more than $188.5 billion, $1.5 billion more than Bezos, the report said. Musk's personal wealth has been boosted by last year's more than eight-fold surge in the shares of Tesla, which became the world's most valuable carmaker. He has a 20% stake in the carmaker and about $42 billion of unrealized paper gains on vested stock options, as per the Bloomberg report. Tesla shares were up as much as 7.4% on Thursday at a record high of $811.61.

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Why is Elon Musk Famous For?

Elon Musk is famous for being the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX as well as the co-founder, CEO, and product architect for Tesla and co-founder of Neuralink and also being the co-founder of Paypal.

Elon Musk becomes world's richest person

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Elon Musk Early Life, Parents and Education

On 28th June 1971, Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa with the birth name of Elon Reeve Musk. His nationality is Canadian-American and his ethnicity is Mixed. He was born to his parents; Maye Musk, his mother, and Errol Musk, his father. Talking about his siblings, he has two siblings name Kimbal is the younger brother who was born in 1972 and Tosca is the younger sister who was also born in 1974. He has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry because his grandmother is British. His grandfather is American from Minnesota. In 1980 his parents divorced and he lives with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria. At present, his age is 47 but his age will be 48 on his upcoming birthday in June as of 2019. His horoscope sign is Cancer. His other early life background will be updated soon. 

Regarding his education, he attended Waterkloof house preparatory school, and Bryanston high school and before graduating from Pretoria boys high school. 

Elon Musk Height, Weight and Body Size

Elon Musk is a very handsome person with cool body features. He has a tall height of 1.88 m and a balanced weight of 82 kg. He maintained his body a lot. He has got a very charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. His other body measurement will be updated soon.

How Elon Musk Began His Career?

  • Elon began his career with his brother Kimbal starting Zip2 which is a web software company in the year 1995.
  • After that, he co-founded X.com which is online financial services and email payment company in the year 1999. 
  • In 2000, the company merged with Confinity, and later it was named PayPal in the year 2001. 
  • He also conceptualized ‘Mars Oasis’ a project to be land in the experimental greenhouse on mars in 2001. 
  • Then, he founded Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX in May 2002. 
  • He is the CEO and CTO of Hawthorne California-based company. 
  • In the year 2006, NASA awarded SpaceX to continue the development and test of SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
  • Tesla, Inc. (originally Tesla Motors) was incorporated in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who financed the company until the Series A round of funding.
  • He is also the CEO of Tesla Motors. 
  • He has contributed to making the model, building and selling electric vehicle powertrain components so that automakers can produce electric vehicles at an affordable price.  
  • He provided an initial concept and financial capital for SolarCity.
  • SolarCity is a fully owned subsidiary of Tesla in the year 2016. 
  • In July 2017 he purchased the domain X.com from PayPal.
  • He also committed to building a SolarCity advanced production facility in Buffalo, New York which would triple the size of the largest solar plant in the United States.
  • He made a concept of a high-speed transportation system that reduces pressure tubes by linear induction motors and air compressors. 
  • He announced the design competition for students to build Hyperloop pods to operate on SpaceX-sponsored 2015-2017 Hyperloop pod competition.
  • He announced the creation of OpenAI which was not profiting artificial intelligence research company. 
  • In the year 2018, he left the company to avoid the conflict on the role of CEO of Tesla.
  • He co-founded Neuralink which is a neurotechnology startup company in the year 2016.
  • He tweeted that he is going to build the tunnel boring machine while he was stuck in traffic.
  • It was on 17th December 2016.
  • The company was named ‘The Boring Company’.  
  • In February 2017 the company started to dig.
  • He announced a new comedic media venture named ‘Thud’ in 2018.
  • He created a website where users could rate the truthfulness of the specific article and named it ‘Pravda.com’. 
  • He bought the site on 25th May 2018.
  • Then, he provided assistance to rescuers during the Tham Luang cave rescue by ordering his employees to build a ‘Kid-size submarine’. 
  • He first mentioned Teslaquila in an April Fools tweet in 2018.
  • The proposed Tesla-branded tequila become closer to a reality in October 2018 as Tesla filed an 'intent to use' trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Elon Musk Wife, Girlfriend and Children

Elon Musk is a married person. At first, he married Justine Wilson who is a Canadian author. They married in the year 2000 and later split up in the year 2008. The couple also shared a son named Nevada Alexander Musk who died at 10 weeks due to sudden infant death syndrome. Later they had five sons due to Vitro fertilization by which they got twins in the year 2004 and triplet in the year 2006. Due to the split up, they shared the custody of five sons. After that, he began dating Talulah Riley and he married in the year 2010. Their relationship also couldn't last long and got split up in 2012 and again they remarried in 2013. And again in the year 2016, they got divorced. He is dating Grimes since May 2018. The duo is also blessed with a kid (baby boy). The couple is living a happy life without disturbances. They are planning to get married soon. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Elon Musk and his girlfriend, Grimes

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Elon Musk Net Worth & Wealth

The net worth of this famous entrepreneur, Elon Musk has accumulated $188 Million as of January 2021 becoming the world's top richest person leaving behind Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. His net worth is very impressive. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but there is no doubt that he is earning a considerable amount of salary from his career. His major source of earning is from his own business. He is very satisfied with his earnings. The Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur was pushed into the top slot after Tesla's share price increased on Thursday. Mr. Musk's electric car company Tesla has surged in value this year and hit a market value of $700bn (£516bn) for the first time on Wednesday. 

Tesla Stock Falls After Elon Musk Announces Plans to Close Brick-and-Mortar Stores

"We will be closing some stores, some reduction in headcount as a result," CEO Elon Musk said during an after-hours Thursday call with reporters. In the call, Musk also said that Tesla won't make a profit during the first quarter. "I wish there was some other way. Unfortunately, it will entail a reduction in force on the retail side. There's no way around it." Musk also said, "We do think that profitability in Q2 is likely." However, that spark of optimism wasn't enough to lift Tesla stock on Friday, which fell by 25.18 points (-7.87 percent). Tesla was the biggest loser on a relatively positive day for the Entrepreneur Index™. The exchange was up by 0.60 percent today, while other indexes like the S&P 500 and Dow 30 were down.

Elon Musk's SpaceX plans NASA test launch on Saturday (2nd March 2019)

NASA and SpaceX have completed thousands of hours of tests to prepare for this unmanned test flight to the International Space Station. The launch of an unmanned craft brings NASA closer to having astronauts depart U.S. soil for space, for the first time in almost eight years. A lot is riding on this launch, particularly as the long-held fraternal relationship between America and Russia on space matters seems newly frayed. 

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