Elon Musk is a Business Magnate and the founder of SpaceX, who is best known as the co-founder the CEO of Tesla Inc. He is known for being the key member of PayPal, Hyperloop, SolarCity, OpenAI, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and Zip2. Let’s find out how much is Elon Musk’s net worth in 2018.
Elon Musk Early Life
Elon Musk born as Elon Reeve Musk was born in 1971 on 28th June in South Africa to Maye Musk and Errol Graham Musk. He also has two younger siblings named Kimbal and Tosca.
Elon loved reading as a child, which helped him in learning computer programming when he was only 12 years old. In 1989 he moved to Canada and received a Canadian citizenship, using the name of her mother who was a legal citizen of Canada.
He completed his schooling from Pretoria Boys High School. Later he went to Queens University, and then University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University to complete his further studies. He holds triple citizenship for South Africa, America, and Canada. He has married thrice in his life. He married his first wife Justine Musk in 2000 and divorced her in 2008.
In 2010 he married his second wife, Talulah Riley, whom he also divorced in 2012. But the couple remarried in 2013, but unfortunately again divorced in 2016.
Elon Musk has six children named Kai Musk, Damian Musk, Griffin Musk, Xavier Musk, Nevada Alexander Musk and Saxon Musk. Elon Musk describes himself as an Atheist. He was raised as a Catholic but religious never attracted him towards peace. He thinks that the more we think about religion, the more we question, and in the end, we don’t have the answer.
Elon Musk Career, Awards & Achievement
Elon Musk is a business tycoon, who is associated with some of richest brands in the world. He currently holds the title of CEO and CTO at ‘SpaceX’, CEO and product architect at ‘Tesla’ Inc., CEO of ‘Neuralink’, Chairman of ‘SolarCity’, Co-chairman of ‘OpenAI’ and Founder of ‘The Boring Company’.
Despite being associated with technology, Elon has time and again spoken against the Artificial Intelligence and its potential dangers. He often addresses the topic as “human’s biggest existential threat”. He calls artificial intelligence as a human’s attempt of “summoning the demon”. Musk has also talked about environmental issues and feels that US government should charge companies for creating extra pollution instead of paying their subsidies, as it can help in discouraging their “bad behavior”. He is also an active philanthropist and often be seen making a huge donation for the development of the unprivileged section of the society.
Awards & Achievements
Elon Musk has been honored with awards like ‘Edison Award’, ‘Automotive Executive’, ‘Howard Hughes Memorial Award’, ‘IEEE Honorary Membership’, and ‘Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization’. Elon Musk is also considered as one smartest and influential names in the world, which such immense knowledge of IT and its other prospects.
Net Worth of Elon Musk
Elon Musk has an estimated net worth of over $19.5 billion. He has made his net worth through his various business modules. He is also a smart investor who likes to double triple his wealth by investing in beneficial companies.
Elon Musk is without a doubt one of the most influential people on the planet. He is associated with some of the biggest brands of our century. Recently Elon along Tesla revealed its Project Moon, in which the company plans on creative rockets of people to travel in space. Elon has a futuristic intellect which has helped him become so successful at such a young age. He is an inspiration for young kids.