Who is Elon Musk’s mother Maye?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for his visionary thinking and controversial tweets, but few know about his mother, Maye, whose career as a fashion model and nutritionist makes her a star in her own right.

Maye Musk, 72, has been a model for 50 years. She has a business as a dietician and is mother to three children; Elon, Kimbal and Tosca.

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Maye Musk is famous in her own right; a dietician and high-class fashion model[/caption]

Who is Elon Musk’s mother Maye?

Maye Musk is a dietician and high-class fashion model, having walked for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana in Milan Fashion Week as well gracing the covers of Time magazine and Vogue.

While Maye was born in Canada, her family moved to South Africa shortly after. Maye, who was then known as Maye Haldeman, was a finalist in the 1969 Miss South Africa beauty contest.

She married Errol Musk in 1970, then divorced him in 1979.

According to Forbes magazine, Maye moved back to Canada from South Africa with her three kids, as a single mom.

She earned two master’s degrees along the way, in dietetics and nutritional science, and regularly gives lectures and presentations around the country and around the world.

Maye is showing no signs of slowing down; in 2018 she told Forbes she was looking forward to the 70 milestone.

“I feel like things are really going to take off in my seventies,” she said.

 Is Maye Musk married?

Maye Musk is not married, and does not have any known romantic partner.

Maye was married to Elon’s father, Errol Musk, until 1979.

She has since described the relationship as abusive, Business Insider reported.

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Kimbal and Maye Musk at an event in 2019[/caption]

After she divorced Errol, a South African engineer, Maye moved to Canada with her three children, where she started her business as a dietician.

Who are Maye Musk’s children? 

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is famous for his galaxy-wide scope and vast ambition – but his earlier life is less well-known.

His parents divorced in 1980, and lived mainly with his father which later said was a “bad idea”.

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A photo of a young Elon Musk, taken from Maye Musk’s Twitter feed[/caption]

As a 12-year-old child he taught himself computer programming and sold the code of a video game to a PC magazine for $500 (£300).

The gifted child was severely bullied, and at 17 moved to Canada to study.

Two years later he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he gained two degrees in physics and in business.

At the age of 24 he moved to California to start a Ph.D. in applied physics and material science at Stanford University but left the programme after just two days to pursue other projects.

Now 49, he is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of X.com, which merged with PayPal.

His stated aim is to reduce global warming and save humans from extinction by setting up a colony on Mars.

Kimbal Musk

Kimbal Musk is currently the founder of three food companies; The Kitchen Restaurant Group, a nonprofit called Big Greeg, and Square Roots, an urban farming company Business Insider reports.

The younger Musk moved to Canada from South Africa when he was a teenager where he founded Zip2 with Elon.

Kimbal later decided to devote his career to food, and went on to enroll in the French Culinary Institute in New York.

He was an investor in PayPal and currently sits on the board of Tesla and SpaceX.