Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa, his father is Errol Musk.

At the age of 10, Musk developed an interest in computing and video games while using the Commodore VIC-20.

After learning computer programming himself, at age 12, Elon Musk sold the code for a BASIC-based video game called Blaster to PC & Office Technology magazine for about $500.

Musk's first wife is Jessica, they married in 2000 and divorced in 2008

Musk began dating English actress Tallulah Riley in 2008, and the couple married in 2010 at Dornoch Cathedral, Scotland. Musk then finalized a second divorce from Riley in 2016.

Elon Musk did his schooling from Watercloaf House Preparatory School and Bryanston High School.

At the age of 17, Elon Musk moved to Canada where he attended Queen's University in Kingston Ontario.

Two years later he moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and physics from the Wharton School in 1995.

In 1995, Musk, his brother Kimbal, and Greg Kouri founded web software company Zip2 with funds borrowed from Musk's father.

In 1999, Musk co-founded X.com , an online financial services and e-mail payment company.

With $100 million of his early fortune, Musk founded SpaceX in May 2002 and became the company's CEO and Chief Engineer.

SpaceX attempted its first launch of the Falcon 1 rocket in 2006.