- Elon Musk has a large family that includes multiple millionaire entrepreneurs.
- Musk himself has been married twice and has six sons, including a baby with his partner, Grimes.
- Musk also has two siblings who founded companies and a CoverGirl model mother.
Elon Musk has had a wild life, but he’s not the only member of his family who launched businesses, made millions, or achieved fame.
Musk’s family is chock-full of entrepreneurs and rebels, from his filmmaker sister Tosca to his actress ex-wife, Talulah Riley. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO recently added a new member of the family: a baby boy born last May with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.
But even before his new baby, Musk — who was born in Pretoria, South Africa, before emigrating to Canada, and eventually, California — already had a large immediate family that included two ex-wives, a set of twins, and a set of triplets.
Here’s a closer look at the Musk family tree.
Errol Musk, Elon Musk’s father, is an engineer from South Africa.
Errol Musk, according to Elon, has a genius-level IQ and was reportedly the youngest person to earn a professional engineer’s qualification in South Africa, according to a 2017 Rolling Stone profile.
When Elon was a child, he moved in with his dad after this parents divorced. At the time, Errol Musk was working in construction and emerald mining, according to Rolling Stone.
Errol Musk made headlines in 2018when it was revealed that he had a child with his then-30-year-old former stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout, whom he’s known since she was 4 years old.
Today, Musk and Errol are estranged. The Tesla CEO told Rolling Stone that his father is “a terrible human being.” “You have no idea about how bad,” Musk said. “Almost every crime you can possibly think of, he has done.”
Maye Musk, Elon Musk’s mother, is a dietitian and model.
Maye Musk has been modeling for over five decades, since age 15. She has appeared on boxes of Special K cereal and the cover of Time magazine, and has walked in shows at New York Fashion Week, according to The New York Times.
In 2017, Musk became a CoverGirl spokesperson at age 69.
Maye Musk was married to Errol Musk until 1979, and she has described the relationship as abusive. After they divorced, Maye Musk moved to Canada along with her three children, where she built a business as a dietitian.
Kimbal Musk is Elon Musk’s younger brother. He’s a restaurateur and philanthropist.
Kimbal Musk is currently the founder of three food companies: The Kitchen Restaurant Group, a nonprofit called Big Green, and Square Roots, an urban farming company.
Musk moved from South Africa to Canada along with Elon Musk when he was a teenager, eventually founding Zip2 with Elon and selling it for $307 millionin 1999. He was an investor in PayPal, and currently sits on the board of Tesla and SpaceX.
Kimbal Musk went on to enroll in the French Culinary Institute in New York, and after breaking his neck in a tubing accident in 2010, decided to devote his career to food, according to The New York Times.
Kimbal has been married twice: first to Jen Lewin, with whom he created The Kitchen Restaurant Group and Big Green. They have three children together — two sons named Luca and August, and a third child whose name is unknown.
He married Christiana Wyly, the daughter of ex-billionaire Sam Wyly, in 2018 at in “intimate” wedding in Dallas.
Tosca Musk, Elon Musk’s younger sister, runs a streaming service called Passionflix.
Tosca Musk has been producing movies since 2001, and has made more than 30 to date, according to her IMDb page.
She is currently the cofounder and CEO of Passionflix, a streaming service for movies that have been adapted from romance novels. Musk founded the company in 2016 and has raised over $4 million from investors that include Kimbal Musk.
Musk is unmarried and has two children, twins named Isabeau and Grayson.
Lyndon Rive is the cofounder of SolarCity and Elon Musk’s cousin.
Lyndon Rive, along with his brother Peter, cofounded SolarCity in 2006. He served as the company’s CEO until after the company was acquired by Tesla for $2.6 billion in 2016. Rive stayed on as the head of sales for Tesla’s energy division until 2017.
Prior to launching SolarCity, Rive founded a software company called Everdream with his brothers, Russ and Peter, in 1999. They sold it to Dell eight years later for $120 million.