I don’t think this man need any introduction, but for starters, Elon Musk is one of the most intelligent, controversial and creative businessman out there. He is the target of countless memes ranging from love to hatred.
All the fun and memes aside, Elon Musk’s intelligence and far-sightedness has not only earned him fame but also astonishingly huge amounts of money.
Well I can go on-and-on but to make things easier for you, I’ll just stop here…
So, let’s talk about almost everything about Iron Man…oops sorry, Elon Musk..
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Life Before Fame & Success
The business magnate had a great childhood compared to many other billionaires out there. Elon Musk was born on 18th June, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is the son of Errol Musk, an electromechanical engineer, businessman and a man of many talent, and Maye Musk, a model and dietitian.
In many interviews, Musk has said this before that he spent his childhood never thinking about money because they were substantially wealthy.
Unfortunately, Musk’s parents decided to walk separate paths in 1980 when he was only 9 years old. the future billionaire chose to stay with his dad but he said he regretted his decision.
Given his introverted attitude and his parent’s divorce, Elon, at the age of 10 developed an interest in computers and programming. He taught himself programming from a VIC-20 user manual and after two years of hard work sold a BASIC-based game at $500.
I didn’t even know what is programming let alone learn when I was 12 years old…What about you?
Elon is insanely educated, as you might have already suspected…He completed his initial education in South Africa, and decided to get Canadian passport. He just didn’t want to live with his dad anymore…
Eventually he landed in the USA after staying for some time in Canada…It was the time of the Internet boom, the late 1990s, when Elon understood the potential and went all in to build businesses.
Professional Life And Ups & Downs
Oh man, where should I begin! You know Elon mostly because of Tesla, but do you know that he is not the one who founded it? He was only an investor and later acquired it by acquiring majority shareholding.
He was been the largest shareholder and CEO of Tesla since 2008 which is the longest ever for a automotive company. Anyway, that doesn’t change the fact that he had been previously accused of hostile takeover and also not stepping down from the company even after facing several allegations.
But before Tesla Elon Musk had founded SpaceX. He has been a strong supporter of colonizing Mars and this led him to found the company. What’s surprising is that he founded the company with his own money. $100 Million is not a small amount and if you know how risky is a space business you would know that this was the worst decision of his life.
His first launch went fine, but two consecutive failure nearly wiped out the company and also brought Elon on the brink of bankruptcy…But soon things improve and as of today, SpaceX is performing well as a business and also pushing many boundaries..
Lately he is pushing for Starlink. In simple terms by accessing Starlink satellite you can access internet even in the remotest part of the world…You can watch many videos on YouTube where people are testing the speed. To be honest, it’s really good!
Do you want me to talk about Elon’s Twitter stunt? Elon has single-handedly marred his reputation after acquiring Twitter and firing almost the entire workforce. Many say that this Twitter fiasco can either make or break Elon financially. If his decision works out good then his Net Worth will increase even more, but if it doesn’t then there’s a slight chance of U.S recession.
Elon Musk Net Worth
Elon Musk Net Worth is $140 Billion to $200 Billion.
Elon Musk could have become the fist human to surpass $300 Billion in total Net Worth, but his decision to buy Twitter emptied his pockets so much that he lost more than $50 Billion within weeks, if not days.
On the other hand, he also doesn’t have any regular source of income. He also does not receive any salary from various of his companies making situation from better to worse.
So, how does Musk maintain his lifestyle? There are countless reports of how Musk spends most of his time in his office and seldom leaves. And also that he buys and sells real estate to fund his daily life spending.
Well, I don’t know how accurate these reports are, but there have been many reports how Musk selling house for millions of dollars…Even if he does that, I don’t see what’s wrong in it?
Private Life & Relationships
If you look at all his past relationships, you’ll think that the businessman is not only interested in business, but also spreading his generation. Though we have no information about his relationship back in South Africa, but after coming to U.S Elon experienced quite a few marriages and broken relationships.
His first marriage was with Justine Wilson, a Canadian actress whom he met while attending Queen’s University. After spending some time together, they decided to marry in 2000. After two years of staying together, their first kid was born in 2002, but died only after 10 weeks.
After their first setback, Justine gave birth to twins in 2004 and again triplets in 2006. Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long enough after having kids. In 2008 they got divorced ending their long-time relation.
Moving forward, Musk got married the second time in 2010 to Talulah Riley but divorced her too after two years. But, married again in 2013 to give their love a second chance. This marriage was going to be Musk’s final marriage. Talulah Riley and Elon Musk got divorced in 2016 and haven’t come together since.
It was the time after 2016 when affair between Amber Heard and Elon Musk was at full force. Their relationship status was heavily covered by several media outlets…There also have been some unconfirmed reports of Amber hitting and injuring Elon while in relationship but nothing was ever confirmed..
After their relation didn’t work out well, the Tesla CEO fell in love with Claire Elise Boucher, famously known as Grimes and they official started dating in 2018. But this time too for some reason, after staying together for three years, the two stopped dating and moved on with their lives.
As of writing this, Elon Musk is in relationship with Natasha Bassett since 2022. Who knows how long are will be together this time? What’s your guess?
How Wealthy Is Elon Musk Today?
Elon Musk net worth ranges between $140 Billion and $200 Billion.
How Much Does Elon Musk Make?
Elon Musk does not take any salary from Tesla, SpaceX or any of his company. He makes most of his money from real estate sales, and from other sources.
Who Is Elon Musk Current Girlfriend?
Elon Musk is dating Natasha Bassett since 2022.
Did Elon Musk And Amber Heard Had Affair?
Elon Musk and Amber Heard were in relationship and were focus of various accusations from Johnny Depp.
How Many Children Does Elon Musk Have?
Elon Musk has 10 children from his various wives.
What Is Elon Musk Zodiac Sign?
Elon Musk Zodiac Sign is Cancer.
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