One of the most talked-about names today is Elon Musk, especially because he has just made one of the wildest and largest purchases of recent times, buying Twitter for the gigantic sum of $44 billion, a business move with which Musk intends to return the social network of the little blue bird to a status of total freedom of expression, without ideological censorship of any kind, in addition to providing it with personal identification in each account to fight against bots and spam.
However, in recent weeks the mogul’s name has been linked to Amber Heard as the two have a past together, as he was dating the actress between 2016 and 2018. Today, the two have a cordial relationship and are summoned to testify in the model’s trial with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.
But there is much more about Musk’s life. The South African physicist, who has dual Canadian and American citizenship, is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, in addition to being the founder and CEO of Tesla, Neuralink and The Boring Company.
This 2022 he was promoted to the top spot as the world’s richest man on the FORBES list with a fortune estimated at $219 billion. Now, with the acquisition of Twitter, his fortune is estimated to increase even more in the coming years.
But do you want to know who Elon Reeve Musk really is? We tell you more about the eccentric billionaire’s biography.
Musk, the son of a mining engineer from whom he stole emeralds
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria (South Africa) on June 28, 1971. First-born son of Errol and Maye Musk, his father was a mining engineer who did really well, earning a fortune (like father, like son) thanks to the construction of mines where emeralds were extracted. His mother Maye, on the other hand, was a model and dietician.
A pattern that Musk himself has repeated in the future as we have been able to observe in his sentimental life, with him being the multimillionaire and his partners, such as Heard or Talulah Riley, as female ‘trophies’.
After his parents’ divorce in 1980, Musk decided to move in with his father, a period during which, as he has confessed in an interview, he used to steal emeralds from him.
His career as a student and entrepreneur
Between jewelry and intelligence, Musk began to develop his character and ambitions, which led him to move to Canada to begin his university studies, joining his mother and siblings.
Eventually, he would finish his double degree in Economics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania in the US. He also began his doctorate, but abandoned it a few days later to start his career in the business world, where his legend began, founding companies such as Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City, among others.
Together with his brother and a friend, he created his first company, Zip2, which was dedicated to offering development, hosting and maintenance services to different media websites. However, he eventually sold it in 1999 for $307 million.
Today, Musk is almost like a deity in the business world, owning the…
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