|Shares in Tesla Motors||17%|
|birth date||June 28, 1971 (50 years old)|
|Born in||Pretoria, South Africa|
|nationality||USA, Canada, South Africa|
|marital status||divorced from Talulah Riley (since 2016)|
|job||Entrepreneur, Investor, CEO SpaceX, CEO Tesla Motors, Head of OpenAI|
|Full name||Elon Reeve Musk|
|children||6 (Damian, Xavier, Kai, Griffin, Saxon, X Æ A-12)|
How rich is Tesla CEO Elon Musk “The richest person in the world” really?
Elon Musk, the Canadian-American entrepreneur, was born in South Africa, but made his billions with companies like PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX primarily in the USA. His wealth could increase significantly over the next few years if Tesla’s Model 3 is actually as successful as all the critics currently suspect.
Both as a person and as an entrepreneur and investor, Elon Musk has already polarized. Above all, he is seen as an aggressive entrepreneur who knows exactly where to go. There is also a philosopher in him. Because Elon Musk doesn’t just want to make money, he wants to make the world a better place. The fact that he is already a multiple billionaire at the age of 44 is also thanks to his parents, who introduced him to computers and technology at an early age. He developed his first commercial software at the age of 12 and was able to experience what it means to be an entrepreneur with the game called Blastar. He later studied physics at the elite University of Pennsylvania.
People who know Elon say he’s a total workaholic. That seems to have damaged his private life, at least in part. Because even though Elon Musk is the father of 6 sons, one of whom unfortunately died at a young age, he has had three divorces from a total of 2 different wives, although his last divorce is not yet complete. However, investors and entrepreneurs are happy to work with the man at the helm of Tesla Motors and SpaceX because he is considered an extremely reliable business partner.
The first company Elon Musk ever founded was Zip2 . This company was formed in 1995 in partnership with Elon’s brother, Kimbal. With his city guide to online newspapers, the entrepreneur has even landed clients such as the world-renowned New York Times and the equally prestigious Chicago Tribute. The subsequent sale of Zip2 earned Elon a good 19.5 million euros. Shortly thereafter, the smart Elon became the co-founder of X.com . This group in turn merged with Confinity, before later together with Peter Thiel PayPalout of the company. In the meantime, Elon Musk even played the role of CEO of PayPal. When PayPal was sold, the smart entrepreneur then received 146 million euros and was thus paid out as the largest shareholder in PayPal. Of course, this shouldn’t be the last company the current Tesla CEO has worked on.
Since 2001, Elon has been pursuing plans to conquer space and make life there tangible for other people. His company SpaceX has even received an order from the US space agency. The contract with NASA, which SpaceX was able to conclude in 2006, is said to have been worth a total of 1.4 billion euros. If it is up to Elon Musk himself, he would like to reduce the cost of a trip into space by a factor of 10 during his lifetime. As if the businessman wasn’t busy enough with this project, Elon Musk has also taken on the role of CEO at Tesla Motors. If you then consider that the investor founded the company OpenAI in December 2015, which as a non-profit company deals with the latest research in the field of artificial intelligence, the richest man in the world is guaranteed not to be bored.
Elon Musk’s holdings
Elon Musk is currently involved in the following companies.
- SpaceX (Since 2002)
- Tesla Motors (Since 2003)
- SolarCity (2006-present) – Acquired by Tesla on 11/21/2016 for $2.6 billion
- Hyperloop (Since 2013)
- OpenAI (Since 2015)
- The Boring Company (Since 2016)
- Thud (Since 2018)