Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, recently revealed in a tweet that his father, Time Magazine’s 2021 ‘Person of the Year’, ran out of money in the 1990s. The revelation was made in response to a question posed by a fan on Twitter.
Musk’s father, Errol Musk, was a South African engineer and pilot who married Maye Musk, a Canadian-born model and dietitian. The couple had three children, Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca.
Although Elon’s parents had money when he was growing up, they struggled financially in the 1990s. Errol had invested in a series of unsuccessful business ventures, leaving the family in dire straits.
In response to his father’s financial struggles, Elon decided to help his father and his extended family in South Africa. He sent money to his family and paid for his father’s medical bills.
Elon’s generous gesture was praised by many, including his mother, who said that it was a sign of his “kindness and generosity”.
Elon’s father passed away in 2020, but his legacy lives on. His story of resilience and determination has inspired many, and his son’s generous gesture serves as a reminder of the importance of family and helping those in need.
Elon’s parents may have run out of money in the 1990s, but his generous act of kindness has shown that money is not the only measure of success.