Elon Reeve Musk is an engineer, technology entrepreneur, industrial designer and philanthropist.

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

Elon Musk's mother Maye Musk is a Canadian-South African model and dietitian while his father Errol Musk is an African electromechanical engineer, pilot, and sailor.

In 1980, Elon Musk's parents separated, and Elon Musk chooses to live with his father in the suburbs of Pretoria.

Elon Musk completed his schooling at Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Bryanston High School and Pretoria Boys High School.

In 2000, Elon Musk married Canadian author Justine Wilson whom he met at Queen's University, Ontario.

In 1995, Elon Musk along with his brother Kimbal established Zip2 Corporation.

In March 1999, Elon Musk co-founded an online financial service and e-mail payment company 'X.com' from the money.

In 2001, Elon Musk started working on a project 'Mars Oasis' to carry out a greenhouse experiment on Mars having food crops growing on Martian regolith.

In May 2002, Elon Musk founded  Space Exploration Technologies Corp. SpaceX.