Elon Musk

Was Elon Musk born rich or poor?

Through the years, Elon Musk gained huge popularity in the media and online. There are also several reports suggesting that the billionaire was actually born into a wealthy family and his father owned an emerald mine.

How did Elon Musk originally get rich?

After graduating, he briefly enrolled for a physics PhD at Stanford University, California before setting up online business directory Zip2 with his younger brother Kimbal in 1995. The pair sold the firm in 1999 for $307 million, with Elon Musk himself receiving $22 million from the deal.