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...


  1. Dear Elon,

    Let me write you few words just to say thank you for what you are doing.

    I’m from your generation, the 70´s. I’m 41 years old and I follow you since PayPal start, I saw you intense sacrifices in the .com world and step by step how you jump in to new ventures. I know very well how the world really works since early 2000 and that the good men of this world have minimum chances to success due to the lack of sense and corruption in this age. But you did it, again all odds, at list a warrior get it to the top and wave the victory flag. Congratulations Elon, you are the dream come true who let us dream that few others could do it to.


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