Who is Griffin Musk?
Griffin Musk was born in the USA on 15 April 2004 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. To date he’s only known for being the son of Elon Musk, one of the richest men in the world.
Early life and parents
Griffin is being raised in the US alongside his twin brother Xavier and three other siblings, by their mother Justine Wilson, who’s a Canadian author, and their father; it’s said that Elon isn’t spending a lot of time with his children, as he’s busy working.
Elon met Justine while they were attending college, and they exchanged vows in 2000 in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members.
Their first child, Nevada Alexander Musk, died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) when he was 10 weeks old. Elon and Justine divorced in 2008, and in the same year, he started dating Talulah Riley, a famous British actress; they married two years later, divorced in 2012, remarried in 2013, and divorced again in 2016. In 2017, Elon dated the American actress Amber Heard, and there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Amber was seeing Elon while she was still married to the famous American actor Johnny Depp. Since May 2018, Elon has been dating the Canadian singer Grimes, and in May 2020, she gave birth to their son X AE A-XII.
Griffin’s mother Justine hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with.
Griffin’s today attending a local high school, and prefers to stay away from the media’s attention. He’s apparently interested in sports, and is playing soccer for his school’s team.
Age, height and parents’ net worth
Griffin is 17 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of September 2021, his father’s net worth is estimated at over $190 billion, while his mother’s net worth is reputedly over $2 million.
Who is Griffin’s father, Elon Musk?
Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on 28 June 1971 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds both South African and American nationality.
He’s known best for being the CEO of both the aerospace company SpaceX, and the electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla, Inc.
Elon was raised in Pretoria alongside his younger sister Tosca and younger brother Kimbal, by their South African father Errol Musk, who was a pilot, sailor and an electro-mechanical engineer, and their Canadian mother Maye Musk (nee Haldeman), who was a model. His parents divorced when he was nine years old, and Elon decided to live in Pretoria with his father. At around the same time, he became interested in playing video games, and was 12 when he programmed his first game, and sold it to a magazine. Elon studied at Waterkloof House Preparatory School, before moving on to Bryanston High School, and then to Pretoria Boys High School.
Upon matriculating in 1989, Elon enrolled at the University of Pretoria, then in 1990 he switched to Queen’s University in Canada, and finally in 1992 to the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Elon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics in 1997, and today also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics.
He founded his first company, Zip2 in 1995, together with his brother and Greg Kouri; the web software company was sold to Compaq for $307 million in February 1999, with Elon receiving $22 million as his share. He co-founded X.com in 1999, and two years later renamed it PayPal; the company was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion in stock, with Elon’s share more than $100 million.
He founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) in May 2002, wanting to build his own space rockets. Following three failed attempts, SpaceX successfully launched their rocket Falcon 1 in 2008. The company has now also launched over 60 satellites into Earth orbit, as Elon wants to provide people with satellite Internet access; the project is supposed to take over a decade to complete, and its final cost is estimated to be more than $10 billion.
The company Tesla was launched in July 2003 by Marc Tarpenning and Martin Eberhard – Elon joined in 2004, as he became the main investor.
He became the company’s CEO in 2008 after Martin was let go; the company’s first car – the Roadster – sold 2,500 vehicles in the same year. To this day, Tesla has sold more than half a million vehicles, and has six car models.
Elon is also a philanthropist, and between 2002 and 2018 donated more than $25 million to various charity organizations.
Who is Griffin’s mother, Justine Wilson?
Jennifer Justine Wilson was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, on 2 September 1972 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds Canadian nationality. She’s probably known best for being the ex-wife of Elon Musk, but also has her own career as an author.
She was raised in Peterborough by her parents, who prefer to be left out of media; Justine hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child. She became interested in books while attending a local high school, and was initially mostly into reading romantic novels. Upon matriculating in 1990, Justine enrolled at Queen’s University in Kingston, Eastern Ontario, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1994.
Justine then moved to Japan, and spent several years teaching English as a second language (ESL), before moving to California, where she met Elon. Justine published her first novel “Blood Angel” in 2005, and it was followed by “Uninvited” in 2007, and “Lord of Bones” in 2008.
Her short story “I Need More You” was published in the 2009 collection of short stories “The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2”, and in 2010, her story “Lost” was published in the collection of short stories “Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Life”.
Most recently, in 2016 Justine’s short story “Smalltown Canadian Girl” was published in the collection of short stories “The House that Made Me: Writers Reflect on the Places and People that Defined Them”.
Following her and Elon’s divorce, Justine stated that she was ‘a starter wife’, and that her life with him wasn’t great. She claimed that he often belittled her, and told her that she wasn’t able to succeed in things she wanted in life; Justine also said that Elon made her dye her hair blonde.