Elon Musk
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Elon Musk

Elon R. Musk
Born 1970s.
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Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors, the co-founder of Paypal, the founder of SpaceX, and the chairman of SolarCity.[1]

Elon Reeve Musk was born 28 Jun 1971 in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. He is the son of Canadian-born Maye (Haldeman) Musk, a model and dietician, and Errol Musk, an engineer in South Africa. They had two other children, before they divorced, and Maye took the children with her back to Canada.[1][2]

Elon married Justine Wilson, Canadian fantasy author, in 2000. They had five children, first twins in 2004 then triplets in 2006. The couple separated in 2008.[1]

Elon married second Talulah Riley-Milburn 2010. They separated in 2012, then remarried in 2013, and finally divorced in 2016.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Meet the Elon Musk Family', The Guardian (online), 21 Feb 2018. Accessed 29 Nov 2021.
  2. Ancestry.com. United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Patents, 1970-2019 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2020. Ancestry Record 62219 #8917522

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I once read that Mr. Musk was related to Milo Wixom Bell, and now I can't find it. Do you know how he is related to Milo?
posted by Bobbie (Natale) Huth
WikiTree does not show a direct relationship between Elon Musk and Milo Wixom Bell. That doesn't necessarily mean they are not related, just that a relationship hasn't been made on WikiTree. Their closest connection through marriage is 21 degrees. To see this connection, open the Musk-15 drop-down menu at the top of Elon's profile page. Then click on "Relationship to Me". This will bring up a page that shows Elon's relationship to you, but there is also a place where you can replace your ID# with Milo's to see their relationship to each other.
posted by David Randall
Hello Profile Managers!

We are featuring this profile in the Connection Finder this week. Between now and Wednesday is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. We know it's short notice, so don't fret too much. Just do what you can.



posted by Abby (Brown) Glann
I found this link for the Musk line in England. Hope this helps https://selectsurnames.com/musk-elon/
posted by Carol Baldwin PhD RN
I noticed an article in the Swiss newspaper this past weekend about Elon Musk's Swiss ancestry - his Haldeman (Haldimann) ancestry has been traced back to the Emmental area of Canton Bern.

Here is a link to the article in Sunday's Tages-Anzeiger: https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/aus-diesem-schweizer-dorf-stammt-tesla-gruender-elon-musk-719465997366

And here is also a short summary of the article available in English: https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/historians-trace-elon-musk-s-swiss-roots-to-emmental/47559580

posted by Susannah Zemke
Yes, the first bearer of the name Haldeman (perhaps Haldemann) is most likely from Switzerland, but that does not change the fact that Maye (Haldeman) Musk is predominantly of English/British descent.

So Elon Musk probably has plenty of English/British ancestors on his mother's side, outweighing the Swiss heritage by orders of magnitude (he loves to say orders of magnitude, by the way).

posted by Stuart Chester
"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK53-9V7S : accessed 4 May 2022), Kimbal Musk in entry for Gregory Anthony Abdo Kouri, California, United States, 13 Aug 2012; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Lodi News-Sentinel, born-digital text.

Source listing the connection to Kimbal Musk and family members

posted by Jean (Robinson) Powell
I agree with Kyle and also I don't understand the 'private' father and children information because it is clearly written in the biography so nothing is being hidden, as well as the birthdate being '1970's,' again with it clearly being listed in the biography. It just makes the search info less accurate to exclude it or generalize or privitize that which is being openly shared on the same page. His mother is not deceased and she is not privatized but father has been...?

The missing spouses/mates and children also are incomplete but obviously known although Grimes and son have been oddly excluded from the profile information AND the biography, which is strange. Grimes in her own right is famous as well. She may already have a profile that you can easily attach the this tree.

posted by Jean (Robinson) Powell
The issue here is a common one, unfortunately. We require that a project be co-manager of profiles such as the ones you mention, however, not every profile manager has done so. And so, it takes time to find them, identify the owners, validate that they are Notable or otherwise project-oriented, align them with the project, and get them updated. Now that these profiles have been identified, we'll begin that process.
I will also add that even if the children were Notable, we could not open them as they have not reached the age of 18 as of yet. So they will remain private until that time. The father is definitely worth looking into.
I agree and disagree. I'm sure my profile would frustrate wiki-tree-ers as well but I'm not Elon Musk so what do they care?!

He took one for the team and the family by already being so exposed and scrutinized by people who hate that he is growing our future!! I like my spot in the shadows

posted by Jacob Bailey
Please update to include public figures relation to son X Æ A-XII Musk

and Grimes/Claire Boucher (sons mother)

posted by Kyle Bolton