5 interesting facts about Elon Musk

2024-05-21 2024-05-21T13:56:17Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Weather of Arabia - Elon Musk, the richest man on the planet, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and the investor who bought the Twitter platform for an estimated amount of $44 billion, continues to raise controversy and anger alike with his actions, decisions, and statements, and it has reached the point where the New York correspondent... Times's Katie Roseman described his tweets today as defining the news cycle on Twitter, similar to how Donald Trump's tweets once defined them.

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Despite the fame and speculation surrounding him, many people remain ignorant of some strange facts about Elon Musk’s life. He is not only a pioneer in the electric car industry and a space explorer, but he also has an amazing life story and visions, which we will highlight in this report.

5 interesting facts about Elon Musk:

  • Elon Musk: “My father is evil!”

Elon Musk refers to his father as “evil.” He was born in South Africa in 1971, and is the son of Errol, part-owner of an emerald mine in Zambia. He had a troubled relationship with his father, and they are currently separated, which is not surprising. In a tearful statement to Rolling Stone in 2017, Musk said: “My father was a terrible human being. Every crime you can think of, he committed it. Almost every evil thing you can think of, he did.” Among his father's evil deeds, he shot and killed three men who stormed his house. Errol told the Daily Mail that he was tried for manslaughter and defended himself, and was eventually acquitted. Errol also revealed to the same newspaper in 2018 that he had a child with his stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout. He married Jana's mother, Heide, when Jana was three years old. Their marriage lasted 18 years, and Jana and Elon consider each other brother and sister.

  • Musk abuses his wife

Musk married Justine Wilson, a Canadian author, in 2000, before his online financial services company X.com merged with another company called Confinity, which eventually became PayPal. Their marriage lasted for eight years, during which they had five children, in addition to a sixth child who died as an infant. They did not separate on the best terms, and two years after the divorce, Justine wrote an article in Marie Claire magazine entitled “I Was a Beginning Wife,” in which she revealed that she had been subjected to verbal abuse from Musk, as he told her one day: “If you were my employee, I would fire you!” After their first child, Nevada, died of sudden infant death syndrome, Musk described his wife Justine's grief as "emotional manipulation."

  • He divorced his second wife twice!

After breaking up with Justin, Musk met British actress Tallulah Riley and proposed to her after spending just ten days together. Afterwards, Riley and Justin struck up an unlikely friendship, with Musk's first wife writing: "Throughout the divorce proceedings, his fiancée and I discovered that we loved each other." Musk and Riley married in 2010, separated two years later, then married again in 2013, and divorced in 2016. After that, Musk had fleeting relationships with actresses and singers, starting with the American actress Amber Heard, whom he met in 2017, and their relationship lasted one year. . His last relationship was with the Canadian singer Grimis, with whom he had two sons with strange names. Then Musk separated from Grimis in 2022. Elon Musk also gave birth to twins in 2021 from Neuralink director Shevon Zillis, with whom he had an emotional relationship. Thus, he had nine children.

  • The first opposition to unions

Elon Musk was the main opponent of forming labor unions at his company Tesla, as he took all necessary measures to prevent his employees from joining unions. According to the New York Times, the National Labor Relations Board in 2019 ruled that “Tesla illegally fired a worker involved in union organizing, and that the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, illegally threatened workers with the loss of stock options if they joined a union.” .

  • A man who breaks his promises

It is known that Elon Musk sometimes makes bold statements on social media, including those in which he indicated his intention to donate six billion dollars to end world hunger. However, this pledge was not actually implemented, and the aforementioned amount was not donated. These broken promises often spark criticism and controversy, and remain a reminder to people of the importance of checking people's ability to deliver on the promises they make.

Elon Musk appears as a controversial figure who is making his mark in several fields through his pioneering achievements in the fields of technology and business. However, his handling of some bold promises and statements continues to raise questions and criticism. Fact-checking and critical thinking about what is presented always remains important, as those traits remain an integral part of his image as a public figure.

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