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Meet the Musk family – Elon may not be the only billionaire

Success has a totally different meaning – if you are in the Musk family. Elon’s siblings seem to also have the midas touch

Musk family Elon Musk

Tesla founder Elon Musk comes from a large family of overachievers – all of whom have charted their own paths and managed to accumulate their own fortunes. With Elon being one of the most influential – and the wealthiest person in the world, he is a tough act to follow for his two siblings.

The Musk patriarch, Errol, made his fortune working in construction and owning an emerald mine when the family still lived in South Africa. The 79-year-old was reporredly the youngest person in the country to earn a professional qualification in Engineering, according to Rolling Stone. He was married Maye Musk, the mother of three of his children, including Elon. The couple was married until 1979, after which Maye decided to move to Canada with her children and build her own business as a dietitian.



Tosca Musk, Maye and Errol’s only daughter (and Elon’s sister). The 48-year-old is a filmmaker as well as an executive producer and director of feature films and television programs. She is the co-founder of Passionflix, an entertainment streaming platform and production company that releases original movie adaptations from best selling romance novels. The platform also streams classic romance movies.

Kimbal Musk is also an entrepreneur in his own right, having founded three food companies, including The Kitchen Restaurant Group, which is a collection of “community” restaurants located in Colorado, Chicago and Indianapolis. In 1995, he co-founded the software company Zip2 with Elon. The company was later acquired by Compaq for a whopping $307 million in 1999.

Errol once revealed in an interview that Kimbal was his favourite child out of the three and that the 50-year-old is also a billionaire, like his famous brother. According to Forbes, however, Kimbal is worth a staggering $700 million, which isn’t too far from billionaire status.

After divorcing Maye, Errol married Heide Bezuidenhout, a young widow who already had two children. The couple had two children together. Years later, they would divorce and a scandal would rock the whole Musk family – In 2017, Errol would admit to impregnating Jana Bezuidenhout, his own stepdaughter (one of Heide’s children). He welcomed a second child with her in 2019. This resulted in a bitter fall out with Elon.