Elon Musk: Journey From A Kid In Pretoria To World's Richest Man

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa to Errol Musk and Maye Musk. 

At the age of 17, Elon Musk immigrated to Canada to attend the Queen's University. He has dual bachelor's degrees in physics and economics.

In 1995, he co-founded a software company called - Zip2 which he later sold to Compaq in 1999 for $307 million. This was the first major financial success of Musk.

He also co-founded an online payment company called PayPal which he sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. 

In 2002, a revolutionary space travel company called SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk who invested almost all of his money into this project. 

Elon Musk co-founded a clean energy and an electric vehicle company called Tesla in 2003. He eventually became a successful CEO of the company. 

In October 2022, Elon Musk legally became the owner of the popular social media platform - Twitter. 

With the massive success of Tesla, SpaceX, and Twitter to this day, Elon Musk amassed huge amount of money which is almost $300 billion, thus, making him the wealthiest man on the planet.