Elon Musk Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈiːlɒn/ EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a 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 CTO of Twitter; founder of the Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation. Musk is the wealthiest person in the world with an estimated net worth of US$239 billion as of July 2023, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and $248.8 billion according to Forbes’s Real Time Billionaires list, primarily from his ownership stakes in Tesla and SpaceX.

Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, and briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada at age 18, acquiring citizenship through his Canadian-born mother. Two years later, he matriculated at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and two years after that transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he received bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics. He moved to California in 1995 to attend Stanford University. After two days, he dropped out and, with his brother Kimbal, co-founded the online city guide software company Zip2. The startup was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999, and with $12 million of the money he made, that same year Musk co-founded X.com, a direct bank. X.com merged with Confinity in 2000 to form PayPal.

In 2002, eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion, and that same year, with $100 million of the money he made, Musk founded SpaceX, a spaceflight services company. In 2004, he was an early investor in the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.). He became its chairman and product architect, assuming the position of CEO in 2008. In 2006, he helped create SolarCity, a solar energy company that was acquired by Tesla in 2016 and became Tesla Energy. In 2013, Musk proposed a hyperloop high-speed vactrain transportation system. In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company. The following year, he co-founded Neuralink—a neurotechnology company developing brain–computer interfaces—and the Boring Company, a tunnel construction company. In 2022, his acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion was completed. In 2023, Musk founded xAI, an artificial intelligence company.

Musk has expressed views that have made him a polarizing figure. He has been criticized for making unscientific and misleading statements, including that of spreading COVID-19 misinformation, and promoting conspiracy theories.In 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Musk for falsely tweeting that he had secured funding for a private takeover of Tesla. To settle the case, Musk stepped down as chairman of Tesla and paid a $20 million fine.


Elon Musk Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Elon Reeve Musk Biography/Wiki
Full NameElon Reeve Musk
NicknameIron Man
Profession(s)Entrepreneur, Investor
Famous ForBeing the CEO of Tesla and Space X
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet inches– 5’ 11”
Eye ColorMoss Green
Hair ColorLight Ash Blonde
Personal Life
Date of BirthJune 28, 1971
Age (as of 2023)52 Years
BirthplacePretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Zodiac signCancer
Signature
NationalityAmerican 
HometownPretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
School• Waterkloof House Preparatory School
• Bryanston High School
• Pretoria Boys High School
College/University• Queen’s University
• University of Pennsylvania
• Stanford University, California
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Pennsylvania
• Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of Pennsylvania
• PhD in Energy Physics from Stanford University, California (Dropped Out)
ReligionAtheist
Ethnicity/Race• South African (from his father’s side)
• Canadian (from his mother’s side)
• British (from his grandmother’s side)
• He also has Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry 
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationHe considers himself a half Republican and a half Democrate 
HobbiesReading, Playing Video Games, Travelling
Awards, Honours, Achievements2007: For his work on Tesla and SpaceX, he was awarded Inc Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year award
2008: Elon was awarded American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics George Low award for his enormous contribution for space transportation in 2007/2008
2008: Awarded National Wildlife Federation 2008 National Conservation Achievement award for SolarCity and Tesla
2009: National Space Society’s Von Braun Trophy
2010: Awarded the FAI Gold Space Medal (highest award in air and space), for designing the 1st privately developed rocket to reach orbit by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
2010: The Kitty Hawk Foundation recognized him as a Living Legend of Aviation in 2010
2011: Elom was awarded with $250,000 Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization
2012: Awarded the ‘a Gold Medal’ (Royal Aeronautical Society’s highest award)
2015: Awarded IEEE Honorary Membership
2018: Appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
2021: Time Person of the Year
Controversies• Elon Musk’s tweet “A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien … and magic!” got him a lot of media attention since it was a dangerous drug combination that he had mention publicly on his social media.

• In 2018, Musk’s mini-submarine was dismissed considering it a ‘PR Stunt’ by many including the diver who saved the 12 boys from the cave in Thailand, Elon’s another tweet landed him in a controversy. He called the British Diver a “pedo guy” in his tweet. Tesla’s shares fell 4% after the public found his behavior erratic. Thereafter Elon was asked to apologize by the Tesla investors. The diver filed a legal lawsuit against Musk demanding $75,000 in damages.

• Musk considers Artificial Intelligence as the most dangerous threat to the human race. His warnings for Artificial Intelligence was entitled as ‘Irresponsible’ by Mark Zuckerberg. To which Elon stated Zuckerberg has a very limited understanding of ‘AI’.

• In September 2018, Elon was accused with security fraud charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the board of Directors of Tesla stated that they believe in the work ethics of Musk and added, “fully confident in Elon, his integrity, and his leadership of the company.” After the Directors tried to make a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Elon gave an ultimatum to Tesla that he would quit as the CEO of Tesla if any settlement was made. The case is yet to be resolved.

• In July 2022, he pulled out of $44bn bid to buy Twitter, alleging multiple breaches of the agreement. The announcement came after a series of twists after he decided to buy the social media platform in April 2022. According to Musk, the decision came after Twitter failed to provide enough information on the number of spam and fake accounts. Later, in a statement, Twiter said that it had planned to pursue legal action to enforce the agreement. Twitter chairman Bret Taylor tweeted, “The Twitter Board is committed to closing the transaction on the price and terms agreed upon with Mr. Musk.”  On 12 July 2022, Twitter Inc sued Elon Musk for violating the $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform and asked a Delaware court to order him to complete the merger at the agreed $54.20 per Twitter share. 

• On 27 October 2022, he fired Twitter’s Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde after he officially became the owner of Twitter. 
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/Girlfriends• Justine Wilson (Canadian author)

• Cameron Diaz (2013)

• Talulah Riley
• Amber Heard (2016-2017)

• Grimes (2018-September 2021)

• Shivon Zilis (a top executive at Neuralink) (2021)

• Natasha Bassett (Australian actress and model) (February 2022-present)
Family
Wife/Spouse• Justine Wilson Musk (2000-2008) (Canadian author)
• Talulah Riley (2010-2012 & 2013-2016) (actress)
ChildrenElon Musk has ten children. He had six children with Canadian author Justine Wilson; their first child died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, when he was 10 weeks old. The couple then had twins followed by triplets. He has two children with musician Grimes. Musk had twins with Shivon Zilis, a top executive at Neuralink, in November 2021. 
Son(s)
• Griffin
• Damian
• Saxon
• Kai

• X Æ A-12 Musk (with his girlfriend Grimes)

Daughter
• Xavier Alexander Musk
• In March 2022, Elon Musk and Grimes welcomed their second child, a daughter, via surrogacy.

Note: In June 2022, his transgender biological daughter named Xavier Alexander Musk filed for name change, saying ‘no longer wish to be related’ to SpaceX chief. She filed a petition in the LA court to change her gender recognition from male to female and to register her new name Vivian Jenna Wilson.
ParentsFather– Errol Musk (Electromechanical Engineer, Pilot, Sailor)

Mother– Maye Musk (Model, Dietitian)
SiblingsBrother– Kimbal Musk (Entrepreneur, Philanthrophist)
Sister– Tosca Musk (Filmmaker)
Favourites
ActorRobert Downey Jr.
Film(s)Star Wars, The Martian, Thank You for Smoking
TV ShowThe Big Bang Theory
Book(s)The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Foundation series
PoetShakespeare
Comic CharacterMarvel’s X-Men
Style Quotient
Car(s) Collection• 1978 BMW 320i
• Ford Model T
• McLaren F1
• Jaguar Series 1 1967 E-type
• Audi Q7
• Hamann BMW M5
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$246 billion (as of April 2022) 

Early life

Childhood and family
Further information: Musk family
Elon Reeve Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, one of South Africa’s capital cities. Musk has British and Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. His mother is Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietitian born in Saskatchewan, Canada, and raised in South Africa. His father, Errol Musk, is a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and property developer, who partly owned a Zambian emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika. Musk has a younger brother, Kimbal, and a younger sister, Tosca.

Musk’s family was wealthy during his youth. His father was elected to the Pretoria City Council as a representative of the anti-apartheid Progressive Party and has said that his children shared their father’s dislike of apartheid. His maternal grandfather, Joshua Haldeman, was an American-born Canadian who took his family on record-breaking journeys to Africa and Australia in a single-engine Bellanca airplane. After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk 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.

Maye Musk has said of her son that he “was shy and awkward at school” and “didn’t have many friends”. 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.

Education
An ornate school building
Musk graduated from Pretoria Boys High School in South Africa
Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Bryanston High School, and Pretoria Boys High School, from where he graduated. Musk applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother, knowing that it would be easier to immigrate to the United States this way. While waiting for his application to be processed, he attended the University of Pretoria for five months.

Musk arrived in Canada in June 1989 and lived with a second cousin in Saskatchewan for a year, working odd jobs at a farm and lumber mill. In 1990, he entered Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. 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. Although Musk claims he earned the degrees in 1995, UPenn maintains it awarded them in 1997. He reportedly hosted large, ticketed house parties to help pay for tuition, and wrote a business plan for an electronic book-scanning service similar to Google Books.

In 1994, Musk held two internships in Silicon Valley: one at energy storage startup Pinnacle Research Institute, which investigated electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage, and another at Palo Alto–based startup Rocket Science Games. In 1995, he was accepted to a PhD program in materials science at Stanford University. However, Musk decided to join the Internet boom, instead dropping out two days after being accepted and applied for a job at Netscape, to which he reportedly never received a response.


Personal life

From the early 2000s until late 2020, Musk resided in California, where both Tesla and SpaceX were founded. In 2020, he moved to Texas, saying that California had become “complacent” about its economic success. While hosting Saturday Night Live in May 2021, Musk revealed that he has Asperger syndrome. Musk is also a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Musk met his first wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson, while attending Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada; and they married in 2000. In 2002, their first child died of sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10 weeks. After his death, the couple decided to use IVF to continue their family. They had twins in 2004 followed by triplets in 2006. The couple divorced in 2008 and shared custody of their children. In 2022, one of the twins officially changed her name to reflect her gender identity as a trans woman, and to use Wilson as her last name because she no longer wished to be associated with Musk. 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.”

In 2008, Musk began dating English actress Talulah Riley. They married two years later at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland. In 2012, the couple divorced, before remarrying the following year. After briefly filing for divorce in 2014, Musk finalized a second divorce from Riley in 2016. Musk then dated Amber Heard for several months in 2017; 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.

In 2018, Musk and Canadian musician Grimes revealed that they were dating. Grimes gave birth to their son in May 2020. According to Musk and Grimes, his name was “X Æ A-12” (/ɛks æʃ eɪ ˈtwɛlv/); however, the name would have violated California regulations as it contained characters that are not in the modern English alphabet, and was then changed to “X Æ A-Xii”. This drew more confusion, as Æ is not a letter in the modern English alphabet.[477] The child was eventually named X AE A-XII Musk, with “X” as a first name, “AE A-XII” as a middle name, and “Musk” as surname. In December 2021, Grimes and Musk had a second child, a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (nicknamed “Y”), born via surrogacy. Despite the pregnancy, Musk confirmed reports that the couple were “semi-separated” in September 2021; in an interview with Time in December 2021, he said he was single. In March 2022, Grimes said of her relationship with Musk: “I would probably refer to him as my boyfriend, but we’re very fluid.” Later that month, Grimes tweeted that she and Musk had broken up again but remained on good terms.

In July 2022, Insider published court documents revealing that Musk had had twins with Shivon Zilis, director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, in November 2021. They were born weeks before Musk and Grimes had their second child via surrogate in December. The news “raise[d] questions about workplace ethics”, given that Zilis directly reported to Musk.Also in July 2022, The Wall Street Journal reported that Musk allegedly had an affair with Nicole Shanahan, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, in 2021, leading to their divorce the following year. Musk denied the report.

Legal matters
Main articles: List of lawsuits involving Tesla, Inc. and Criticism of Tesla, Inc.
In May 2022, Business Insider cited an anonymous friend of an unnamed SpaceX contract flight attendant, alleging that Musk engaged in sexual misconduct in 2016. The source stated that in November 2018, Musk, SpaceX, and the former flight attendant entered into a severance agreement granting the attendant a $250,000 payment in exchange for a promise not to sue over the claims. Musk responded, “If I were inclined to engage in sexual harassment, this is unlikely to be the first time in my entire 30-year career that it comes to light”. He accused the article from Business Insider of being a “politically motivated hit piece”. After the release of the Business Insider article, Tesla’s stock fell by more than 6%, decreasing Musk’s net worth by $10 billion. Barron’s wrote “…some investors considered key-man risk – the danger that a company could be badly hurt by the loss of one individual.”

In April 2023, the government of the US Virgin Islands sought to subpoena Musk for documents in a lawsuit alleging that JPMorgan Chase profited from Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation. In May, a judge granted the US Virgin Islands’ request to serve Musk electronically through Tesla after the U.S. territory had difficulty locating him. The efforts to subpoena Musk for documents do not implicate him in any wrongdoing and do not seek to have Musk testify under oath.


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