Elon Musk is a South African-born American entrepreneur 

who founded X.com in 1999 (which later became PayPal), SpaceX in 2002 and Tesla Motors in 2003

Elon Musk became a multimillionaire in his late 20s when he sold his start-up company, Zip2, to a division of Compaq Computers.

Elon Musk made headlines in May 2012, when SpaceX launched a rocket

That would send the first commercial vehicle to the International Space Station

Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, is a Canadian model and the oldest woman to star in a Covergirl campaign

He bolstered his portfolio with the purchase of SolarCity in 2016

Age 17, in 1989, Musk moved to Canada to attend Queen’s University and avoid mandatory service in the South African military

cemented his standing as a leader of industry by taking on an advisory role in the early days of President Donald Trump's administration.

Elon Musk spent his early childhood with his brother Kimbal and sister Tosca in South Africa