Errol Musk is the father of Elon Musk, the richest man in the world. Errol was married to Elon’s mother for nine years before parting ways in 1979. The couple was already parents to three kids, Elon being their eldest.
Despite not having a great relationship with Elon, Errol did pass his engineering skills to his eldest. Errol was a successful and wealthy South African electromechanical engineer during his career.
Besides being a successful engineer, he was also a skilled pilot, sailor, and property developer.
Recently, he admitted to having sexual relations with his stepdaughter and it hit headlines. He also constantly reminds people that he is not proud of Elon.
|Popular Name||Errol Musk|
|Real Name||Errol Graham Musk|
|Date of birth||1946|
|Age||77 years old|
|Place of birth||Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa|
|Father||Walter Henry James Musk|
|Mother||Cora Amelia Robinson|
|Ex-spouses||Maye Musk and Heide Musk|
|Daughters||Tosca Musk, Alexandra Ali Musk and|
Asha Rose Musk
|Sons||Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk, and Elliot Rush Musk|
|Granddaughters||Luca Musk, Stella Musk, and|
|Grandsons||Nevada Musk, Xavier Musk, Griffin Musk,|
Kai Musk, Saxon Musk, Damian Musk,
Grayson Musk, August Musk, and
X Æ A- Xii Musk
|Occupation||Former engineer, Property developer, |
Consultant, Pilot, and Sailor
|Net worth||20 Million USD|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
Errol Musk’s Net Worth
During his career, Errol was a successful and talented engineer. Besides his engineering skills, he was also a trained pilot and a sailor.
He also earned a fair deal of money by working as a property developer and a consultant.
So, by the time he had retired from his work, he already had earned more than enough money. Besides having a net worth of 20 million USD, Errol also owns various luxuries like private aircraft “Cessna” and a yacht.
One of his luxurious homes is in Waterkloof, Pretoria.
Parents, Children, and Family
The father of the wealthiest man in the world was born in Pretoria in South Africa to his parents, Walter and Cora.
While his father was a South African, his mother was a British lady. When the two of them got married, they gave birth to Errol and his younger brother, Michael James.
Besides this, Errol hasn’t shared anything about his early life. He has maintained privacy about other matters from his early days. However, it is not the same for his married life or children.
He has been married twice and has five children from his two marriages. He also has an additional son from his scandalous relationship with his stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout.
His children from his first marriage already hated him for his way of living after the first divorce. However, things got worse after he impregnated Jana, the daughter of his second wife from her first marriage.
Initially, Errol decided to confide in Alexandra, eldest daughter from his second marriage, and tell her about what had happened between him and Jana.
After knowing about this, Alexandra exploded with anger and even called him a mentally ill person. She also told her other siblings about the gruesome act that their father had committed.
After everyone found out, Errol faced much hatred and backlash. When asked about it, Errol answered that he never took Janna as his stepdaughter, and it was just a mistake.
He shared he got intimate with Janna when she slept at his place after her boyfriend kicked her out of the house.
Because of the scandal, his second wife also ended their eighteen years of marriage.
After the incident, Errol took Jana and their son, Elliot, and moved to Australia, where they live in the same place.
Despite living in the same property, Errol shared that he doesn’t have any relationship with her.
Currently, Errol lives a luxurious life away from his children in Australia. He spends his time traveling and enjoying his luxuries.
Errol Musk’s Wives, Divorce, and StepDaughter Scandal
Errol was married to his first wife, Maye (Haldeman) Musk, from 1970 to 1979. The two of them met each other when they were in high school.
The couple was living happily at the beginning, but things started turning sour because of the affairs of Errol. When things got worse, the couple decided to get a divorce.
After the divorce, Errol married his second wife, Heide. At the time of marriage, Heide was a widow who had lost her first husband in a car crash.
Both Errol and Heide had three children from their first marriage when they fell in love and decided to get married.
The couple was doing great and even had two children between them, but again things turned sour when the scandal of Errol with Janna became public.
Janna was the daughter from the first marriage of Heide and was only a four-year-old kid when Heide married Errol.
Despite being her step-father, Errol became intimate with Janna and impregnated her with a child.
Initially, everyone thought the baby was of Janna and her boyfriend, but after taking a paternity test, it got revealed that the baby was Errol.
Because of this scandal, Heide divorced Errol, and even during the hearing in the court, Errol confessed to having several other affairs.
After the scandal, he took responsibility for his newborn son and took Janna and their son to Australia.
They live on the same property but have no relationship between them.
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Education and Undergraduate Degree
Errol went to Clapham High School.
He then went to the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and then shifted to the University of Pretoria where he studied electromechanical engineering.
Career and Engineering
Errol started his career as an electromechanical engineer and worked on several projects.
While engineering was his prime profession, he earned some extra sum by working as a consultant and a property developer.
He has not shared about the companies that he worked for, but it is safe to assume that Errol had a successful career seeing the money he has made.
Besides working for money, Errol also works for his passion. Before retiring, he also worked as a pilot and a sailor.
He retired from his job a long time ago, but he has continued his passion as a pilot and sailor by owning a private aircraft and a yacht.
A few Facts on Errol Musk
- He is accused of killing three intruders who stormed into his Johannesburg home. It was said that he acted in self-defense against those burglars.
- He used to abuse Maye physically and mentally.
- Errol had given Elon and Kimbal $28,000 to start Zip2, a former American technology company.
- His grandmother was a chiropractor.
- It was rumored that he owned an emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika in Zambia.