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Elon Musk Net Worth

Elon Musk Net Worth

Net Worth: $20.2 Billion

  • Source of Wealth SpaceX, Tesla Motors and PayPal
  • Birth Place Pretoria, South Africa
  • Full Name Elon Musk
  • Nationality United States
  • Date of Birth June 28, 1971
  • Occupation Entrepreneur
  • Education Pretoria Boys High School, Queen's University, More
  • Children 5 (Kai Musk, Xavier Musk, Griffin Musk, Damian Musk, Saxon Musk)
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About Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s net worth is approximately $20.2 billion in January 2018. South African born now one of America’s most influential men in business circles Elon Musk is a gentleman who since his childhood days has lived to inspire many to outperform their potential and to rise to global significance by grabbing opportunities and converting them to the benefit of humanity.

Meet Elon Musk

He is an engineer by profession, a philosopher and an aggressive entrepreneur whose zeal and determination to make the world a better place has stunned many. He is the brains behind PayPal – one of the world’s most trusted online global payment platforms and currently the CEO (and CTO) of SpaceX and Product architect of Tesla Motors.


Musk was born to a South African father and a Canadian mother who, exposed him to the world of computers and technology at a very tender age. In fact, he is said to have launched his first commercial software at just 12 years of age – a game called Blastar.

A physics graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, Elon rose from a somewhat humble background to start rubbing shoulders with the big names in the world of politics, technology and finance a few years after graduating in 1995.

People who have work with him describe him as a workaholic. He apparently spends most of his time researching and inventing new concepts for Tesla Motors where he reportedly has a 32% stake. One of his hallmark concepts is the SolarCity concept which aims to encourage the use of solar power as a primary source of power to replace petrol (in vehicles).

Musk is a dynamic man; his accommodative nature makes him not just a good boss (to people who work under him) but also a reliable partner to other inventors and entrepreneurs across the globe.


Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Elon Musk's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2014 N/A
Salary 2014

Annual salary from Tesla

Earnings 2013 N/A
Asset Nov. 2013

Value of his 32% stake in Tesla

Earnings Jun. 2013

Earnings from winning the Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization award

Asset 2013

Value of his stock-based salary from his work on the Model X sport-utility vehicle

Asset 2013

Value of his Bel Air mansion

Salary 2013

Bonuses earned from Tesla Motors as CEO

Salary 2013

Salary from Tesla Motors as CEO

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Earnings 2009 N/A
Contract Sep. 2009

Minimum contract amount by SpaceX with Nasa for its Falcon 1 rocket to be the first privately funded liquid-fuelled vehicle to put a satellite into Earth orbit (maximum of $3.1 billion)

Earnings 2002 N/A
Sale of Asset Oct. 2002

Earnings from the sale of PayPal to eBay

Earnings 1999 N/A
Sale of Asset 1999

Earnings from the sale of Zip2 to Compaq

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