Elon Musk is a Canadian-American, South-African-born, engineer and entrepreneur. He is the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, founder of X.com (which later became part of the current PayPal), co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, creator of the Hyperloop, co-founder of SolarCity and co-chairman of OpenAI. The billionaire and his projects are known for the high bar they set for themselves, namely human exploration in Mars and their work with artificial intelligence.
Musk was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He has two siblings, a younger brother and a sister. His mother is Maye Musk, a fashion model.
The inventor doesn’t take part in any religion and doesn’t believe in any higher entities. Apparently he hasn’t outright called himself an atheist, but it seems to be the case.
One belief that Musk does lean towards is something called the Simulation Hypothesis. It’s a theory that everything we see around us, from the people in our lives to the galaxies far away in space, are simulations in someone else’s computer program. Musk is so convinced that this theory is real that he’s said “There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality.” (1)
Elon is a known workaholic and apparently occupies most of his time working in one of his many projects.
He is a fierce critic of unregulated research into artificial intelligence (AI).
Musk’s called himself a half-Democrat half-Republican, “I’m somewhere in the middle, socially liberal and fiscally conservative.” The inventor himself has given US $725,000 to a number of political campaigns and SpaceX has spent over US $4 million on lobbying Congress. Among Musk’s personal contributions there is funding to Bush’s 2004 campaign and Obama’s 2012 campaign, as well as a number of other politicians running for other offices.
As of March 2018 Elon was seeing Grimes, a Canadian synth-pop singer.
In 2016 Elon ended his six-year marriage with actress Talulah Riley. Theirs had been a rocky relationship. It began in 2008, and eventually the couple tied the knot in 2010, but two years later they first filed for divorce. After a reconciliation, Elon and Talulah resumed their relationship and remarried in 2013, only for Musk to file for their second divorce in late 2014, but the action was soon withdrawn. The second divorce was finalized in March 2016, and this time the papers were filed by Riley instead of Musk.
Before his ups and downs with Talulah, Elon had an eight-year marriage with Justine Wilson, with whom he had six kids.
While in the University of Pennsylvania, Musk ran his own unlicensed night club off his 10-bedroom house together with his entrepreneur friend, Adeo Ressi. “Somebody had to stay sober during these parties. I was paying my own way through college and could make an entire month’s rent in one night. Adeo was in charge of doing cool shit around the house, and I would run the party.”