ELON MUSK, 49, is now officially wealthier than famous investor Warren Buffett. The Tesla founder is now the seventh richest person in the world.
Tesla stock has soared by 269 percent and is now officially the most valuable car company in the world.
Elon Musk is a famous face, not just due to his wealth but also due to some of his behaviour.
One recent controversy included the public’s incredulous response to the name of his latest child, which he had with Canadian singer known as Grimes – 17 years his junior.
The child, a boy, was initially announced by his parents to have the name X Æ A-12. However this was revealed to not be legal in California law.
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It was then changed to X Æ A-Xii and later changed again to X with AE A-XII as a middle name.
Elon made his money via a number of online businesses, first Zip2 and then PayPal.
He has famously founded SpaceX, which recently became the first private company to send a manned space craft into space.
The Canadian and South African businessman is famously interested in using technology to advance British civilization. He has invested in solar power.
Elon recently appeared to throw his weight behind Kanye West’s campaign for US presidency. He has spoken out on climate change and suggested lack of life on nearby planets could indicate this planet and the people living on it are in fact a simulation.
Fans admire Elon for his sometimes sarcastic or ironic use of Twitter.
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Elon Musk net worth: Tesla stock has soared by 269 percent and is the most valuable car company (Image: GETTY)
Is Elon Musk married?
Elon Musk is not currently married to his partner Grimes, but he has been married numerous times in the past, include twice to the same woman.
His first wife was an author, Justine Wilson. They had six sons, including Nevada who tragically died of sudden infant death age 10.
He and Justine split in 2008, the same year Elon began dated British actress Talulah Riley.
They married in 2010, split in 2012 and married in 2013. They divorced again 2016.
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