Fast facts about Elon Musk – CNN

Father: Errol Musk, engineer

Mother: May (Haldeman) Musk, nutritionist and model

Marriages: Talulah Riley (2013-2016, divorced for the second time), (2010-2012, divorced for the first time); Justine (Wilson) Musk (2000–2008, divorced)

Children: with Justin Musk: Nevada, died at 10 weeks; twins Griffin and Xavier; triplets Damian, Saxon and Kai; with Grimes: X Æ A-Xii; Exa Dark Sideæl

Education: Studied at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1990-1992; University of Pennsylvania, BS Economics and BS Physics, 1995; briefly attended Stanford University in 1995

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CEO and lead designer of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a commercial space exploration company.

CEO and product developer of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors.

Chairman of the Musk Foundation, an organization supporting research in renewable energy, space exploration and pediatrics.

At age 12, he sold his code for a video game called Blastar to a computer magazine for $500.


1995- Musk is the co-founder of Zip2 Corp., a company that develops online city guides.

1999- Sells Zip2 to Compaq for $307 million.

March 1999 – Co-founder of, an online banking and financial services company.

March 2000 – merges with Confinity and becomes PayPal in 2001.

June 2002 – Musk founds SpaceX with the intention of lowering the cost and increasing the availability of space travel.

October 2002 – PayPal is acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion. Musk earned $165 million.

February 2004 – Musk joins Tesla as chairman of the board and oversees a seed round of investment funding.

October 2008 – Becomes the CEO and product architect of Tesla.

December 8, 2010 – Dragon, an unmanned craft developed by SpaceX, splashes down in the Pacific Ocean. Dragon is the first private company commercial spacecraft to orbit and return.
May 25, 2012 – Dragon made history as the first private capsule to connect with the International Space Station (ISS).
May 31, 2012 – Delivering more than 1,000 pounds of cargo to the ISS, including food, clothing, computer equipment and materials for scientific experiments, the Dragon is about 560 miles from Baja, California. Musk declares the flight a “grand slam”. This is the first commercial mission carried out by a private spacecraft.
April 8, 2016 – SpaceX has landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an unmanned spacecraft for the first time.
March 30, 2017 – SpaceX launches used rocket. This is the first time in the history of astronautics that the same rocket has been used in two different orbital missions.
June 1, 2017 – coming out two business advisory boards of President Donald Trump after the President announced he would pull the United States out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement. Musk tweeted: “I’m retiring from presidential boards. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or for the whole world.”
February 6, 2018 – SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket. The rocket carries a red Tesla roadster into space with a fake astronaut in the driver’s seat.
August 7, 2018 – Musk announces via Twitter that he is considering privatizing Tesla. He claims that funding has been secured.
August 10, 2018 – Two shareholders sued accusing Tesla and Musk of violating federal securities law by allegedly making false statements to boost the company’s stock price. Musk’s tweet about getting funding for Tesla’s privatization on August 7 immediately raised Tesla’s share price. But in the days that followed, he lost much of that profit, reacting at least in part to reports from Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal that the federal Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating Musk’s claim.
August 24, 2018 – This is stated in a message posted on the Tesla website. Musk says he intends to keep the company public after consulting with the board of directors..
September 17, 2018 – Vernon Unsworth, caver who helped rescue 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in July. files defamation lawsuit against Musk in California federal court. Musk got mad at Unsworth after a caver criticized Musk’s attempts to help Thai rescuers in the caves by building a miniature submarine. On Twitter, Musk made an unsubstantiated claim that Unsworth was a “pedophile” or pedophile. Musk doubled down on his assertion in other tweets before deleting them. December 6, 2019 the jury decides that Musk did not slander Unsworth.
September 18, 2018 – Tesla confirms DOJ is investigating whether Musk’s comments in August about the company’s privatization were illegal.
September 27, 2018 – The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Musk for “false and misleading” claims by Tesla investors via Twitter on August 7. The SEC is asking that Musk be banned from serving as an officer or director of a public company.
September 29, 2018 – Musk agrees to settlement of fraud charges with SEC. Under the terms of the settlement, Musk will step down as chairman of Tesla and pay a $20 million fine. Tesla also agrees to pay a $20 million fine, appoint two new independent directors, and set up a committee to oversee Musk’s communications.
December 18, 2018 – Demonstrates his Boring Company’s first tunnel, built as an experiment in underground transportation to provide alternative routes on congested streets.
February 25, 2019 – After Musk tweeted about the number of cars he expects Tesla to release in 2019, the SEC is asking a federal judge to find him in contempt of court for violating the terms of the settlement agreement. The agreement prohibits Musk from posting information about the company on social media without prior approval.
March 7, 2019 – reports Bloomberg that Musk’s security clearance for the Department of Defense is pending. He reapplied after smoking marijuana during a live podcast interview in September 2018.
April 26, 2019 – Musk reaches an agreement with the SEC to resolve a case involving a 2018 tweet about Tesla being privatized at $420 a share. Under the agreement, Musk can’t tweet about certain topics without the prior approval of an experienced securities lawyer.
September 28, 2019 – Musk reveals a prototype starship, rocket and spacecraft at the center of his plan to colonize Mars. During an hour-long presentation on next steps, he says the first passengers will be able to board Starship and go into orbit within a year.
March 23, 2020 – California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Musk has purchased 1,000 ventilators and will be distributing them to help California hospitals treat coronavirus patients. A few weeks later, Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services told CNN that the governor’s office spoke to state hospitals every day and, to date, “hadn’t heard of any hospital system that received a ventilator directly from Tesla or Musk.” In a series of tweets, Musk asked Newsom to “please correct that understanding” and included a partial list of hospitals he said ventilators were sent to.
April 29, 2020 – After months of tweeting about the coronavirus, Musk calls the stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus pandemic “fascist” and likens them to “forcibly imprisoning people in their homes.”
May 4, 2020 – Musk announces the birth of his son X Æ A-12 Musk with singer Grimes.
May 9, 2020 – Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County, California after local authorities refused to allow the company to reopen its Fremont plant. Through social media, Musk is threatening to move Tesla’s headquarters from California to a state where lockdown rules are less stringent.
May 24, 2020 – Grimes announces that she and Musk have changed their son’s name to X Æ A-Xii in an Instagram post.
May 30, 2020 – SpaceX and NASA launch Falcon 9, the first launch from US soil since 2011.
August 28, 2020 – Musk shows a prototype of an implantable brain chip in a test pig. The implant, from his company Neuralink, will connect wirelessly to a small behind-the-ear receiver that can communicate with a computer.
January 11, 2021 – In a YouTube video Musk is announced to have donated $5 million to the online learning organization Khan Academy.
May 8, 2021 – Musk hosts Saturday Night Live.
December 13, 2021 – Time magazine named Musk Person of the Year.
March 10, 2022 – In an interview with Vanity Fair, Grimes revealed that she and Musk welcomed their second child, a daughter named Axa Dark Syderel Musk.
April 4, 2022 – Twitter said in a statement that Musk bought a 9.2% stake in Twitter. The next day, Twitter reports normative documents that she plans to appoint Musk to her board of directors for a term that ends in 2024. As part of the deal, Musk agrees not to acquire more than a 14.9% stake in the company as long as he remains on the board. On April 10, it was announced that Musk had decided not to sit on the board of directors.
April 13, 2022 – SEC filings show Musk made an offer to buy Twitter.
April 25, 2022 – Twitter agrees to sell itself to Musk in a deal worth about $44 billion. Less than a month later, Musk announces via Twitter that the deal is on hold. In his tweet, Musk refers to Reuters report about the most latest quarterly disclosure regarding spam and problems with fake accounts.

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