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Elon Musk Net Worth and Biography 2024

Written by Robin Okwanma

Elon Musk’s Net Worth

Elon Reeve Musk is currently the richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $194billion. Mr Musk is the CEO, chief engineer and founder of SpaceX. He is also the face and founder of many multi billion dollar companies including Tesla, The Boring Company, OpenAI and Neuralink.



Elon Musk


June 28 1971, Pretoria South Africa


Business Magnate/ Investor



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Elon Musk Biography

Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa on June 28, 1971. Mr Musk moved to Canada at the age of 17 and gained citizenship through his Canada-born mother. He is a citizen of South Africa, Canada and America.

Elon Musk came from a wealthy family, his parents divorced in 1980 and he decided to like with his father. This decision was later regretted by Elon Musk and currently, he is estranged from his father.

At age 10, Elon Musk developed an interest for computer programming and video games. He sold a BASIC-based game he developed to PC and Office Technology magazine at the age of 12 for $500.

Elon Musk went to Queen’s University and two years later, he transferred to University of Pennsylvania where he got a bachelors degree in Economics and Physics.

Elon Musk Business and Investments

Together with his brother, he started a software company called Zip 2. It functioned somewhat like Google Maps. Zip 2 was sold by Musk to the COMPAQ company for $ 22 million. The startup was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. The same year, Musk co-founded online bank, which merged with Confinity in 2000 to form PayPal.

The company was then puchased by eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion.

In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and Chief Engineer.

In 2004, he joined electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.) as chairman and product architect, becoming its CEO in 2008.

Elon Musk helped create SolarCity in 2006, a solar energy services company that was later acquired by Tesla and became Tesla Energy.

In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that promotes friendly artificial intelligence.

In 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces and founded The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company.

Musk has proposed the Hyperloop, a high-speed vactrain transportation system.

Elon Musk Personal Life

Elon Musk got married to his first wife Justine Wilson in 2000. He met her while attending queens university in Canada. They lost their first child in 2002 to sudden infant death syndrome at the age of 10weeks. The couple decided to use In Vitro Fertilization(IVF) to continue their family.

They later moved on to have twins in 2004 an had triplets in 2006 and finally got divorced in 2008. The couple currently share custody of their children.

Elon Musk started dating Talulah Riley, an English actress in 2008, they got married in 2010 and a divorce was announced in 2012. They remarried in 2013, filed for divorce again in 2014 but the divorce wasn’t finalized till 2016.

In 2017, Elon Musk dated Amber Heard for several months. This led to much criticism in the defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

Elon Musk and Grimes, a Canadian musician announced that they were dating, they currently have two children together. As of the time of publishing this post, Elon Musk is still single.


Elon Reeves Musk will forever go down in history as one of the greatest minds that lived in recent times. His backstory and journey is a source of inspiration to millions of people all around the world. He rose to world richest man within a time that surprised the world. Elon Musk’s innovation and vision is world changing and you can only wonder, what are his limits? Is there any?

Elon Musk FAQ

What is the net worth of Elon Musk?

Elon Musk’s total net worth is around $221 Billion (92 trillion naira)

What is the real age of Elon Musk?

Currently Elon Musk is 51 years old (28 June 1971).

What is the name of Elon Musk’s Wife?

Elon Musk was married twice but is currently single. First wife was Justine Wilson, Second was Talulah Riley.

What is Elon Musk Height?

The Height of Elon Musk is 1.80 M (5ft 11in).

What is the Salary of Elon Musk?

Elon Mask earns an estimated salary of $200 Million Per Month.



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Robin Okwanma

Hi, I'm Robin Okwanma. Software Engineer || Django, Python || React, React Native || Blogger. Technical Writer.

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