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All To Know About Elon Musk’s Son – Nevada Alexander Musk

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Nevada Alexander Musk Bio

Nevada Alexander Musk was the firstborn child of the famous tech billionaire, Elon Musk. Nevada was born on the 18th May 2002 in Orange County, California USA; his mother is Elon’s first wife, Justine Musk. Unfortunately, Nevada passed away just ten weeks following his birth   – Elon and Justine had put him to bed, and in the morning, he wasn’t breathing. After the paramedics arrived and tried to revive him, he was already without oxygen long enough to be left with permanent damage to his brain. Nevada Alexander spent three days in a hospital on life support, before his parents decided to turn off the machine.

Nevada Alexander Musk’s Father, Elon Musk

Born Elon Reeve Musk on the 28th June 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa, he is the son of Maye Musk, a model and dietitian, and her husband, Errol Musk, a South African pilot, electromechanical engineer, and sailor. The oldest of three, Elon has a younger brother, Kimball and a sister named Tosca. He had a tough childhood, as his parents divorced when he was nine years old, after which he started living with his father, his own decision but which turned out to be the wrong one – he is now estranged from his father, and refers to him as a terrible human being.

During his childhood he was bullied by his peers, and at one time was thrown down a flight of stairs by a group of boys, hit the head in the pavement, lost his consciousness, and had to undergo a nose correction surgery.

However, he developed an interest in computing while spending time on his Commodore VIC-20. He learned Basic on his own, and when he was just 12 years old, he sold the code of a BASIC-based video game – “Bastar” – to PC and Office Technology magazine for around $500. He went to Waterkloof House Preparatory School, and later Bryanston High School, but eventually matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School.

Elon Musk

He desired to enrol at a college in the USA, but his father was against it, so he attended the University of Pretoria for five months, before he enrolled at Queen’s University. Determined to move to the USA, Elon migrated to Canada in June 1989 as he knew how easy it is to get from there to the US, especially as obtained a Canadian passport, thanks to his mother who was born in Canada. Three years later he reached the US, and enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied business and physics, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and economics.

Career

Elon is now one of the most successful entrepreneurs, involved in several industries and multiple projects. His first company was Zip2, a web software company he started with his brother. However, his first bigger project was X.com, an online financial service and e-mail payment company. This was in 1999, and in 2000 he merged with Confinity, which owned the money-transfer service PayPal. Integrating his service into PayPal, the whole company became PayPal in 2001.

However, Musk didn’t agree with the rest of the board, and was stripped as CEO, though he remained on the board. Nevertheless, in 2002 PayPal was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion, and Elon received $165 million from shares he owned. 15 years later, Elon bought the X.com domain from PayPal, saying that it has sentimental value to him.

Since 2001, Elon has worked on SpaceX, a company focused on space exploration, and Tesla, Inc, which is a company focused on developing electric vehicles, and specializes in battery energy storage, solar paneling and solar roof tile manufacturing.

Elon Musk Personal Life, and Net Worth

To speak of his personal life, following the death of Nevada Alexander, Elon and his now ex-wife Justine, became parents of five children, all born through in vitro fertilization. The couple divorced in 2008 and now share custody of their children. He then started a romance with actress Talulah Riley, who he married in 2010 – the two divorced two years later, but remarried in 2013, but their relationship failed, and in 2016 they divorced again. In 2018, he started a relationship with Canadian musician Claire Boucher, better known as Grimes.

In January 2020, she announced that she is expecting their first child.

Elon’s successful business module has increased his wealth by a large margin, and as of early 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $32 billion, according to authoritative sources.

Nevada Alexander’s Mother, Justine Wilson

Born Jennifer Justine Wilson on the 2nd September 1972, in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, she grew up in her hometown, and after high school enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston.

She obtained a degree in English literature, after which she moved to Japan where she worked as a professor of English as a Second Language. She met Elon when they both were at Queen’s University.

Jennifer is an author and her first book was the contemporary fantasy novel, “Blood Angel”, published in 2005 – the sequel was published in 2008, entitled “Lord of Bones”, while in between she published her second book, “Uninvited”.

According to sources, Justine’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million, as of early 2020.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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