I came to the US with no money
Born to an African father (Errol Musk) and a Canadian mother (Maye Musk), Elon Musk grew up in South Africa, often bullied by a school friend and parented by a father who he says was capable of “evil.”
Elon Musk has become the richest man on the planet earth; he said he came to America “with no money” and graduated from over 100,000 dollars in debt.
Earlier this week, 50 years old CEO of Tesla, and SpaceX was named as Time magazine’s person of the year (2021).
when Musk took space race rival and Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person in 2021. “I came to the US with no money and graduated with over $100k in debt, despite scholarships and working 2 jobs while at school,” Musk Tweeted.
He was replying to a post on him going to the United States when he was 17 years old.
“When he came to America he was 17 years old. He has generated wealth for this America and has generated tax revenue for US government. He has increased American exports. Musk has advanced our national security. He’s created jobs and minted millionaires,” Said Whole Mars Catalog.
Born to an African father (Errol Musk) and Canadian mother (Maye Musk), Elon Musk grew up in South Africa, often bullied by school’s friend and parented by a father who he says was capable of “evil”. Musk learnt programming language at the age of 12, he sold a game called ‘Blastar’ for 500 dollars.
In his late teens, he left for the United States, recognising that he had to go to there to fulfil his dreams. Musk got two Bachelor’s degrees and enrolled for a Ph.D. at Stanford, but dropped out two days later.
The Silicon Valley was exploding with internet opportunities. Musk and his brother Kimbal started a company named Zip2.