Elon Musk

South Africa

Elon Musk Bio

Who is Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a famous business magnate, engineer and inventor who founded PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors. He is also co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI and co-founder of Zip2.

Early Life (Childhood)

Musk was born in Transvaal, South Africa. He graduated from Pretoria Boys High School and moved to Canada in June 1989. In 1995, at age 24, Musk moved to California to begin a PhD and in 2002, he became a U.S. citizen.

Interesting Facts

His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by "making life multiplanetary" by setting up a human colony on Mars. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$12.7 billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world.

Personal Life

Musk's first marriage was in 2000 with Canadian author Justine Wilson. He has five sons named Damian, Kai, Griffin, Saxon and Xavier. He and actress Talulah Riley were married two separate times.


In 2014, Musk was awarded the World Technology Award. In 2012, Musk was awarded with the Royal Aeronautical Society's highest award: a Gold Medal. He has received tons of other awards and honors which is not possible to include here.