Early Childhood (< age 10)

Elon grew up initially in an upscale, leafy suburbe of Pretoria, called Waterkloof.
His parents divorced in 1980, when he was 8 or 9. Initially the kids lived with their mom, but Elon chose to stay with his Dad.


Supposedly he said to his mom "You have 3 kids, daddy has no kids, so that's not fair." He also probably wanted to go exploring & liked engineering things...so there might have been a self-serving interest in that as well ;).

Autocratic father - and played "America, America" for chores...

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