1. Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 28, 1971.

2. Kimbal and Tosca, two of Musk's younger siblings, are brothers.

3. He has called his upbringing and education "awful" and "nonstop horrific," respectively.

4. At the age of 12, he created the video game Blastar after teaching himself how to code.

5. He travelled to Canada at the age of 17 and stayed with family.

Musk and his brother founded Zip2, a business that offered and licenced online city guide software to newspapers, in 1995.

7. He and his first wife, Justine Wilson, have six kids.

8. According to rumours, Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark in the 2008 movie "Iron Man" was inspired by Musk.

9. In addition to Zip2, PayPal The Musk Foundation, SpaceX, Tesla, OpenAI, Neuralink, The Boring Company, and Thud, he also started or co-founded a number of other businesses.

10. He was listed as the 25th most powerful person in the world by Forbes in 2018.