Errol Musk

Errol Musk

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Updated On September 27, 2022

Errol Musk is a South African pilot, sailor, and electromechanical engineer. Errol Musk got fame as the father of Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc.

Early life

In 1946, Errol Graham Musk was born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. As of now, he is already 76 years old and his zodiac sign is not known yet.

He was born to his father Walter Henry James Musk and his mother Cora Amelia Robinson. Besides that, there is no information regarding his siblings, education, and childhood.


According to the profession, Errol Musk is an engineer and real-estate developer. In addition, he owned several mines and other natural resources infrastructure. On 1980, he was half-retired and began spending his money on travel. Besides, he is known as the father of Elon Musk.

In 1995, his son moved to California to attend Stanford for a Ph.D. Later on, he dropped out and pursues his own interests in avenues of technology and entrepreneurship.

Previously, he also worked with his brother, Kimbal Musk. The main motive was to develop the software company Zip2. And, the company provides services to high-end newspaper clients like ‘The New York Times and the ‘Chicago Tribune.

Errol Musk

Caption: Errol Musk’s son while doing a contract. Source: Instagram

Moreover, in 1999, after the successful sale of Zip2 to Compaq. Soon after, he went straight into his next venture.  Thus, he joined an online financial service called ‘’. Moving on, the company acquired a money transfer service called ‘PayPal.

He successfully sold his stock in the company to eBay for $165 million after the success of ‘PayPal. In his 3rd company, Space Exploration Technologies’ or just ‘SpaceX, he invested millions, in 2002.

Successfully, the company designed the ‘Falcon, within 7 years. It also designed the Dragon line of multi-purpose spacecraft.

More about his career

To create a launch craft to deliver cargo to the ‘International Space Station, Space X received contracts from NASA. He invested in Tesla Motors and became its chairman in 2004. Besides, he actively played role in the design of the ‘Roadster.

Fortunately, it won the ‘Global Green product award. Moving on, he designed the initial concept for ‘SolarCity. After designing it, Musk remains its biggest shareholder. He made an announcement about revolutionary plans for high-speed travel technology, on August 12, 2013.

Therefore, its theory could replace airplane travel as a faster and cheaper option. As of now, his company ‘SpaceX’ is currently working on putting his plans into practice. He announced that the first successful test run of Hyperloop has been done in Nevada, in July 2017.

Net worth

Undoubtedly, Errol Musk has earned a hefty amount of money from his profession. And, as per sources, he has spent most of his savings on travel after retirement.

Therefore, there are no details related to his net worth or salary. But, his son Elon has been a great businessman and has a net worth of  $230 billion.

Personal life

In 1970, Errol Musk was married to high-school sweetheart, Maye Haldeman. His ex-wife was a Canadian model and dietitian. On June 28, 2971, they were blessed with a son named Elon Musk. Similarly, they welcomed a son named Kimbal and a daughter named Tosca.

Unfortunately, they divorced in 1979 but took care of their children together. Moving on, he married Heide-Mari, a widow and a mother of 3 children. Together they were blessed with children named Alexandra Musk and Asha Musk.

Errol Musk

Caption: Errol Musk’s ex-wife and son. Source: Instagram

Body Measurement and Social Media

Errol Musk’s body measurements like height, weight, shoe size, etc are not revealed yet. But, the engineer has blue pairs of eyes and greyish-white hair color. In addition, he has stayed away from media attention and has no social media accounts.

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