Being Born

Elon Reeve Musk was born on June 28th, 1971 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.

(fun fact 1: named after his maternal great grandfather, John Elon Haldeman)
(fun fact 2: Reeve, literally, means president/leader etc. This is speculation...but middle name Reeve comes from his maternal great-step-grandfather, Mr. Heseltine Wilson, who was 'Reeve' of
Exelsior Municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada)



Elon's dad, Errol Musk was an electrical/mechanical engineer - South African born, but with British ancestry. Elon's mom, Maye Musk (maiden name Haldeman) was a model/nutritionist - Canadian born, but brought up in South Africa.

His parents, and his immediate family in general, were upper middle class (i.e. net worth likely of $10 million + range). Before we delve into Elon's biography...we'll learn a little about his parents, grandparents and family, because it seems (and Elon has said) that familial influence (nature + nurture) seems to shape a person quite heavily...it inspires a mentality, consciously or not.

As we will see, Elon comes from a family of entrepreneurs extending back generations.

The Musk family begins...
Errol (age 24) and Maye (22) were married in 1970, and 3 children came in succession...Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca. More about them as we explore Elon's childhood...



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