Elon Reeve Musk is the richest man in South Africa as of January 2021 according to Forbes ranking.
Elon Musk is a South African businessman and engineer and the CEO and Chairman, Tesla, an American electric vehicle and clean energy company based in Palo Alto, California.
He grew up in South Africa, then immigrated to Canada at age 17. He landed in the U.S. as a transfer student to the University of Pennsylvania.
Musk was born on June 28, 1971, to a Canadian mother and South African father and raised in Pretoria, South Africa.
He initially attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University and then transferring to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics.
Musk owns 21% of Tesla and his company SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport services company is now valued at a whopping $46 billion.
The engineer married his first wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson in 2000 with whom he has five sons and separated from in 2008. He then married English actress Talulah Riley in 2010 and called it off again in 2012 and remarriage in 2013 before their final divorce in 2016.
Elon Musk Net Worth
Elon Musk net worth is currently valued at $188.9 billion.