PROFILE: Elon Musk CEO, Tesla#2 – Forbes 400 (2021)$270.1B

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  • Elon Musk is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla — and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX.
  • He owns 23% of Tesla but has pledged more than half his stake as collateral for loans; Forbes has discounted his stake to take the loans into account.
  • The Tesla CEO stepped down as chairman in 2018, after making alleged “false statements” about a plan to take Tesla private, triggering an SEC probe.
  • SpaceX, Musk’s rocket company, is valued at $74 billion after its latest funding round in February 2021.
  • He grew up in South Africa, then immigrated to Canada at age 17. He landed in the U.S. as a transfer student to the University of Pennsylvania.

Forbes Lists

#2 Forbes 400 (2021)

#2 Billionaires (2021)

#1 Innovative Leaders (2019)

#25 Powerful People (2018)

#12 Richest In Tech (2017)Global Game Changers (2016)

Personal Stats

Age: 50

Source of Wealth: Tesla, SpaceX,

Self MadeSelf-Made: Score8

Philanthropy: Score1

Residence: Austin, Texas

Citizenship: Unitedd States

Marital Status: In Relationship

Children: 7

Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science, University of Pennsylvania

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