Net Worth 2021 Nr. 1 in the world $ 202 Billion
Elon Reeve Musk FRS ( born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and ranked 25th on the list of The World’s Most Powerful People. A centi-billionaire, Musk became the richest person in the world in January 2021, surpassing Jeff Bezos.
Musk was born to a Canadian mother and South African father and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics. He moved to California in 1995 to begin a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University but dropped out after two days to pursue a business career. He co-founded web software company Zip2, acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. Musk then founded online bank X.com. It merged with Confinity in 2000, which had launched PayPal the previous year and was subsequently bought by eBay for $1.5 billion.