Errol Musk – Biography, Net Worth & Facts About Elon Musk’s Father

Even as the world keeps evolving, there are certain acts that will remain socially unacceptable or downright immoral for one to fall in this category and despite how well it’s being condemned, the act is still prevalent in the society. Errol Musk, for instance, has made several headlines following a revelation about how he sexually defiled his stepdaughter and even fathered her child. His most popular indecent acts are the root cause of his severed relationship with his children to that extent that he is being referred to as a terrible human being.

Outside his scandalous lifestyle, Errol Musk is a famous sailor, pilot and most importantly, an established engineer specialized in electromechanics. He is the father of Elon Musk, an engineer and technology entrepreneur who founded ‘SpaceX,’ and co-founded ‘PayPal’. Errol is largely described as one of the brilliant and most talented engineers of his time. Here are facts you should know about the infamous engineer.

Errol Musk’s Biography

Born in the city of Pretoria which is located in the northern part of Gauteng province, South Africa, Errol Musk’s birth name is Errol Graham Musk and his birth year is 1946. He belongs to South African and British descent, as his father Walter Henry James was South African and his mother Cora Amelia Robinson was British. Errol has a brother named Michael James.

Academic-wise, Errol Musk went to Clapham High School where he came in contact with his wife, Maye Haldeman. After high school, he enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, after which he transferred to the University of Pretoria to study electromechanical engineering. Amazingly, Errol belongs to a family of well-established engineers. His parents were reportedly the first to fly to Australia from South Africa in a single-engine plane.

Errol grew up to be a successful engineer and was able to build a successful business for himself at the age of 30. As a matter of fact, he built his wealth as a serial entrepreneur combining his engineering expertise with other business activities like real estate development and consultancy.

In addition to owning several natural-resources infrastructures, Errol is a good investor. He is a major shareholder of an emerald mine located near Lake Tanganyika in Zambia and he owns thoroughbred horses. However, he retired quite early. Since the early 1980s, he has taken himself off work and has been enjoying his wealth, traveling to different places.

What is Errol Musk’s Net Worth?

Following his vast business ideas and entrepreneurial skills, Errol Musk was able to build massive wealth for himself. Much of his wealth is accumulated from his business and his career as an established engineer. As per his exact net worth, it has not yet been revealed. However, his much-accumulated wealth has helped him invest in his children who are now rich and famous personalities in their various fields. Errol himself takes time to enjoy himself spending his wealth on travels and luxuries. He even owns several posh homes in different countries around the world but his most loved home is located in a classy suburb of Pretoria.

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Interesting Facts About Elon Musk’s Father

Errol Grew Up in a Family that Values Innovation

Errol’s grandmother was known as the first chiropractor in Canada and his own parents were the first to travel to Australia, from South Africa in a single-engine plane. It was in this light that he was able to make his millions before he turned 30. When his children came into the picture he left no stone unturned to lead them through the same path.

His son Elon Musk is an investor, engineer, and entrepreneur while Kimberley is an established restauranteur and owner of The Kitchen Restaurant Group famous in various states in the USA. Errol’s daughter, Tosca musk is a well-known executive producer and film director.

His First Wife is a Canadian Model and Dietitian

Outside his much garnered fame through hard work, Errol Musk has a love life that is quite interesting. He speaks of himself as one father who was willing to invest in his children’s future. The serial entrepreneur got married to his high school girlfriend, Maye Haldeman. Like her husband, Maye is also a well-established woman of her own.

She has two masters degrees- one in dietetics from both the University of the Orange Free State and the other in nutritional science from the University of Toronto. She had her modeling carer in South Africa, Canada, and the USA and has covered a  number of magazines like Elle Canada, New York Times and Time Magazine. Notably, she is CoverGirl’s oldest spokesmodel.

Errol and Maye divorced in 1979 and he married a widow named Heide-Mari Bezuidenhout. She had three children from her previous marriage, they are Jock Jr, Jana, and Harry. After their marriage, the couple had two additional children namely Alexandra and Asha Musk.

Errol Musk Has a Son with His Stepdaughter

Musk, his stepdaughter Jane and their son Elliot – Image Source

Errol musk hasn’t recently enjoyed such a great relationship with his children following his misdeeds. In 2018, news had it that he had an affair with his stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout, and her son, Elliot Rush is a product of his indecent act. He has not enjoyed a good relationship with his children lately following his misdeeds. Elon, his first son revealed in an interview that his father was abusive and that he committed different kinds of unimaginable crime.

He was Once Charged with Manslaughter

Errol Musk once admitted to killing three men who reportedly tried to break into his home in South Africa. Although he was charged over for taking the laws into his own hands, the case was later dropped as he pleaded to self-defense.

Chika Udeh
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.


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