Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transport on Earth through Tesla’s electric car manufacturer and SpaceX’s rocket producer SpaceX.

  • Forbes estimates that he owns 23% of Tesla, but has pledged more than half his stake as collateral to loans. Forbes has discounted his stake in order to consider the loans.
  • After making “false statements”, the Tesla CEO was forced to resign as chairman in 2018. This followed an SEC investigation.
  • After its February 2021 funding round, SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company is now valued at $74 Billion.
  • He was born in South Africa and immigrated to Canada as a teenager. He arrived in the United States as a student transfer to the University of Pennsylvania.

Personal Statistics


Source: WealthTesla. SpaceX. Self Made

Self-Made Score8

Philanthropy Score1

ResidenceAustin Texas

CitizenshipUnited States

Marital StatusIn Relationship


University of Pennsylvania, EducationBachelor of Arts/Science

Did you know?

Musk was admitted to Stanford’s graduate program, but he deferred attending to start his first business, Zip2.

Musk learned to code as a child and sold Blastar, his first game, for $500.



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