Elon Musk Biography! How did He Become the Richest Man of the World?
You must have heard the name of Elon Musk. He remains in a lot of headlines these days. Elon Musk is the owner of multinational companies like SpaceX, Tesla, and Paypal. He is in the list of the richest persons in the world and he has also become the richest person of the world many times. Means he keeps coming at number one in the list of the world’s richest persons. These days, He is in a lot of discussion about his tweets which were made on cryptocurrency. You can get an idea of his social impact from the fact that one tweet from him causes the price of many cryptocurrencies to fall or rise. Recently, from one of his tweets, the rate of Bitcoin (which is the most popular cryptocurrency) has fallen from 47 lakhs to 25 lakhs i.e. fall of 22 lakhs. Today we are going to tell you all the information about Elon’s Life. So keep reading..
Full / Real Name
Elon Reeve Musk FRS
Pet & Nickname
•Founder, CEO and Chief Engineer of SpaceX •CEO and Product architect of Tesla •Founder of The Boring Company and PayPal (X.com) •Co-Founder of Neuralink, OpenAI and ZIp2
In A Relationship
•Talulah Riley (2013–2016) •Talulah Riley (2010–2012) •Justine Musk (2000–2008)
•X Æ A-Xii •Nevada Alexander Musk •Griffin Musk •Kai Musk •Damian Musk •Saxon Musk •Xavier Musk (7 Childrens)
Fans / Followers
• Elon Musk has 58.7 Million Followers on Twitter.
Girlfriend / Affairs
- Justine Musk
- Cameron Diaz (2013)
- Talulah Riley
- Amber Heard (2016-2017)
- Grimes (2018-Present)
Morphology (Physical Appearance)
Kilograms – 82kg
Pounds – 180lbs
Feet – 5 Feet 10 Inches
Meters – 1.88m
Centimeters – 188cm
Light Ash Blonde
Social Media Accounts
Elon Musk Family and Personal Details
Elon Musk was born on 28 June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. His father’s name was Errol Musk and his mother’s name is Maye Musk. His mother is Canadian and father was South African. H is the owner, founder, co-founder, CEO of many multinational companies. Like he is the founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX company and CEO and co-founder of Tesla company, apart from this he is also the founder of The Boring Company and X.com (PayPal) and also co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI and Zip2. He has also been the chairman of SolarCity. Elon is one of the richest men in the world.
As you read above, Elon Musk is the owner, founder, co-founder, CEO of many multinational companies, so obviously his earnings will not be so common. In fact, he earns that much in a month that you and I can never imagine earning that much in our whole life. By adding their monthly income and salary, they earn about 200 Million Dollars i.e. about 1500 crores per month. Means he earns 50 crores in a day. In this world where more than 25,000 people die of starvation every day, Mr. Musk is earning about 2 crore rupees every hour, it is a very surprising thing.
Date of Birth
28 June 1971
50 Years (June 2021)
Pretoria, South Africa
African, American and Canadian
•Los Angeles (California) •Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) •Texas.
Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Waterkloof House Preparatory School
University or College Name
•Pretoria Boys High School •Queen’s University (1990-1992) •Stanford University (1995-1995) •Wharton School (1992-1997)
Bachelor of Economics and Physics and PhD in Energy Physics.
• In 2007, Elon Musk was awarded by lnc Magazine Entrepreneur of the year for his work in Tesla and SpaceX. • In 2008, Elon Musk was awarded by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics George Low award for his great contribution to space transportation. • In 2008, Elon Musk got the Conservation Achievement award for his company SolarCity and Tesla from the National Wildlife Federation. •In 2009, Elon Musk got the Von Braun Trophy from the National Space Society. • In 2010, Elon Musk was awarded the FAI Gold Space Medal for developing the first privately launched rocket to reach orbit by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. (It is the highest award in the air and space.) • In 2012, Elon Musk got the ‘a Gold Medal’ by the Aeronautical Society. • And Many Mores…
200 Million Dollars
151 Billion Dollars
The world’s tallest building i.e. Burj Khalifa, which cost 114 billion rupees to build. Elon Musk can buy 117 buildings like Burj-Khalifa in one go. This question must be coming to your mind: how did he become so rich and so successful. So, his hard work and never giving up spirit is the reason for his success. Elon was born on 28 June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. He has been interested in technology and computers since childhood. He created a basic computer game at the age of just 12 and sold it to a company for $500. $500 was a huge amount in those days. Although later due to financial constraints, he had to work in a timber factory in his teens, he continued his studies and in 1997 got his Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Economics. After this Elon also applied for a job in a famous company called Netscape but he did not get the job there. During this time he was admitted to the PhD program of Stanford University.
On the second day of university, he decided to leave a renowned university like Stanford and do business. After this, Elon Musk left Stanford University and opened a city guide website called ZIP2 with his brother. To run this website, these two brothers had only one computer, from which they used to manage the ZIP2 server during the day and do maintenance work on the website at night time. In the year 2000, a company called Combag bought ZIP2 from Elon Musk and his brother for 307 Million Dollars. With the money received from his share of Zip2, Elon Musk thought of opening an online bank website and in no time he opened a bank website X.com. In a short time this website became popular on the internet as PayPal and Elon Musk sold it also to a company called eBay for 1.5 billion dollars. In 2002, Elon Musk opened a company called SpaceX, whose aim was to make commuting in space easier and cheaper. SpaceX makes many rockets which were also successful. This company also invented such rockets that bring satellites into space and come back to Earth. Elon Musk did not stop here, after that he started a company with 4 other people called Tesla together whose purpose was to make cars that run without fuel i.e. electric cars. Which Tesla has also shown today. Elon Musk will not stop there, he still has many such projects in progress that you would never have imagined. Like space tourism, colony on mars, free internet (all over the world) and many more.
Favourite & Beloved Things
Favourite Comic Character
Robert Downey Jr.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Foundation series
Star Wars, The Martian, Thank you for smoking
Favourite TV Show
The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Sports Person
• 1978 BMW 320i • Ford Model T • McLaren F1 • Jaguar Series 1 1967 E-type • Audi Q7 • Hamann BMW M5