Learning computer programming languages has always been an exciting subject, but it becomes more interesting when you learn these languages very well and get job offers which are worth millions. Born in the Pretoria city of South Africa, Elon Musk loved computer programming and so had taught himself these languages from the age of 12.
He is currently a very influential entrepreneur, investor, and an engineer. His name can be seen on the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest persons. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Elon Musk in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Elon was born on 28 June 1971 in Pretoria city of Transvaal, South Africa. His parents divorced when he was just nine years old, after which he lived mostly with his dad. His interest in computing started when he was 10, and at 12, he began selling the video game codes which he wrote. For his primary education, he went to the Waterkloof House Preparatory School near their residence, and for graduation, he went to the Pretoria Boys High School. In 1989, he moved to Canada and got admitted into the Queen’s University at Kingston. In 1995, he moved to California to attend Stanford University but dropped out just after two days to focus on his entrepreneurship. In 2002, he got US citizenship.
Elon’s dad Errol Musk was an engineer, pilot and a sailor while his mom Maye Musk was a South African model and a dietitian. While studying at Queen’s University, he fell in love with a Canadian born American author Justine Wilson and eventually got married in 2000. The couple was blessed to have five sons before being separated in 2008.
In 2010, he married an English actress Talulah Riley but broke up just after two years. However, the emotional goodbye written by Elon on Twitter attracted Talulah once more towards him, and they again got married in 2013 but got divorced soon in 2016. After ending this relationship, Elon started dating an American actress Amber Heard but separated with her too just after a year. Currently, he is dating a Canadian musician Grimes.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Just after dropping out of Stanford University in 1995, Elon founded a web software company called “Zip2” and in 1999, sold it to “Compaq” for $340 million. He then founded a payment company “X.com” which later became “PayPal” and was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. In the same year, he founded an aerospace manufacturing company “SpaceX” and currently serves as its CEO and lead designer. In 2003, he co-founded the popular electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturing company “Tesla.” In addition to these, he has also founded various other companies like SolarCity, OpenAl, The Boring Company, etc. For his contribution towards technology and entrepreneurship, he has been awarded more than 20 prestigious awards like that of the “Innovator of the year,” “Entrepreneur of the year” and “National Conservation Achievement Award.”
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of 2018, The net worth of Elon Musk is $20.8 billion. His primary source of income has been his business and the inventions in the field of technology. By the end of 2016, he was at the 21st position on the Forbes list of World’s most influential people. Currently, he ranks 53 among the wealthiest persons in the world. His net worth includes sportscars like McLaren F1 and Lotus Esprit, and two jet aircrafts named Aero L-39 and Dassault Falcon 900.
Due to the inventions and super success of Elon in the field of computing, many describe him as a computer nerd. However, it may not always be true as he is an expert in every field ranging from technology to business. The most excellent example of this has been his startups which he sold in billions just within years. Even today, he is rapidly founding new companies in various fields. In most of the cases, he also serves as the CEO of the companies he starts. We wish him a very bright future.