Elon Musk is an entrepreneur, inventor, and CEO of several successful companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company. He was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. His mother is a model and dietitian, and his father is an electromechanical engineer. Musk showed an early interest in computers and entrepreneurship, selling his first computer game at the age of 12.
After completing his studies in South Africa, Musk moved to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned degrees in physics and economics. He then went on to start several successful companies, including Zip2, an online business directory that was sold for nearly $300 million, and PayPal, a global online payments system that was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion.
In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, a private space exploration company, with the goal of making space travel more accessible and affordable. SpaceX has since achieved numerous milestones, including becoming the first privately-funded company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, and the first to land a rocket on a drone ship at sea.
In addition to SpaceX, Musk is also the CEO of Tesla, a company that designs and manufactures electric cars, energy storage systems, and solar products. Tesla has disrupted the automotive industry with its innovative electric cars, and has also made significant strides in renewable energy with its energy storage solutions and solar products.
Musk is also the founder of Neuralink, a company that aims to create a direct interface between the human brain and computers, and The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company that aims to alleviate traffic congestion in major cities.
Despite his success, Musk has faced criticism and controversy throughout his career. He has been accused of being overly ambitious and unrealistic, and has also faced backlash for his controversial tweets and public statements. Nonetheless, Musk remains a highly respected and influential figure in the worlds of technology and entrepreneurship, and continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in these fields.
List Of Elon Musk Children: Who are Elon Musk’s kids? His 10 children’s names, ages and mothers
Nevada Alexander Musk
After marrying in January 2000, Musk and Canadian author Justine Wilson welcomed son Nevada Alexander Musk in 2002. Nevada died of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, at only 10 weeks.
Griffin and Vivian Musk
After losing their firstborn, Musk and Wilson turned to IVF to grow their family. She gave birth to twins Griffin and Vivian Musk in April 2004. Griffin and Vivian are now 18.
Vivian came out as transgender in June 2022 when she filed a request to change her first name and take the last name of her mom.
The filing listed the reason as “gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk
The former couple also used IVF to welcome triplet sons Kai, Saxon and Damian in January 2006. The trio are now 16.
Musk and Wilson divorced in 2008.
X AE A-XII Musk
After two marriages to “Westworld” star Talulah Riley and a brief relationship with actress Amber Heard, Musk started dating singer Grimes in May 2018. She gave birth to their son, X AE A-XII, in May 2020. X is now 2.
X was originally named X Æ A-12, but “Æ” and “12” violated California law for not being part of the English alphabet, forcing his parents to change his name.
Page Six exclusively reported in September 2021 that Musk and Grimes had broken up.
Exa Dark Sideræl Musk
Grimes revealed in March 2022 that she and the SpaceX founder had welcomed his first daughter, the unusually named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, via surrogate in December 2021. Exa was given the nickname Y after their other child being named X.
Grimes referred to Musk as her “boyfriend” in the bombshell Vanity Fair interview, though she called their relationship “fluid.” Hours after the cover story was published, however, she tweeted that they had since split again.
The musician tweeted in March 2023 that her daughter goes by “Y now, or ‘Why?’ or just ‘?’” However, she admitted the “government won’t recognize” the symbol.
Twins with Shivon Zilis
Musk quietly welcomed twins with Neuralink director of operations and special projects Shivon Zilis in November 2021, according to court documents obtained by Business Insider in July 2022.
The Twitter CEO and Zilis reportedly filed a petition to change the twins’ names in order to “have their father’s last name and contain their mother’s last name as part of their middle name,” which a judge in Austin, Texas, approved in May 2022.
The newborns’ names are not yet known.