Pop culture has touted Elon Musk as some sort of eccentric, heavy-weight genius with humble beginnings, but this is demonstrably false. Elon Musk was born in South Africa, where he claims he was “extremely” poor, but his family owned an emerald mine. As a teenager, Elon would trade emeralds for cash in New York City, and his father once bragged that they had so much money, they couldn’t close the safe.
“We were very wealthy,” says Errol. “We had so much money at times we couldn’t even close our safe.”Errol Musk
Musk claims to have had about $100,000 of student loan debt, saying “he couldn’t even afford a second PC“, but he received a full scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, where he bought a ten-bedroom frat house with his friend Adeo Ressi, where they were allowed to run an illegal nightclub.
The pop-culture claim is that Elon has an I.Q. of 155, but this has never been tested, and after being accepted into Stamford for PhD studies, he dropped out after two days. After dropping out, Elon began his first business with his brother Kimbal, named “Zip2“, which was essentially a digital version of the Yellow Pages. The brothers received tens of thousands of dollars from their parents, and yet, Elon denies this. An associate of Elon’s Father, Greg Kouri, got involved to bring in investors, but Elon’s code was no good, so they had to hire on professional coders to re-write everything. Zip2 was then sold for $307 million dollars to COMPAQ, who later shut it down without ever earning a profit.
Elon made $22 million dollars, bought a $1 million dollar F1 McLaren, which made mainstream news, before he totaled the uninsured vehicle.
Musk then went onto create an online bank named X.com.
He partnered with banking experts Harris Fricker, Christopher Payne, and Ed Ho – all three ended up leaving the company after accusing him of lying to the media about the quality of their product;
He found Musk’s visionary statements to the press about rethinking the entire banking industry silly since the company was struggling to build much of anything. “We were out promising the sun, moon, and the stars to the media,” Fricker said. “Elon would say that this is not a normal business environment, and you have to suspend normal business thinking. He said, ‘There is a happy-gas factory up on the hill, and it’s pumping stuff into the Valley.’”
Fricker would not be the last person to accuse Musk of overhyping products and playing the public, although whether this is a flaw or one of Musk’s great talents as a businessman is up for debate.
The squabble between Fricker and Musk came to a quick, nasty end. Just five months after X.com had started, Fricker initiated a coup. “He said either he takes over as CEO or he’s just going to take everyone from the company and create his own company,” Musk said.‘Elon Musk‘ (by Ashlee Vance)
Elon claims he founded PayPal.
Before the company was named PayPal, it was known as Confinity. It was founded in 1998 by Peter Theil and Max Levchin. After losing millions of dollars, Elon’s X.com was bought by confinity in a merger in 2000. All Musk contributed at Confinity was his own power struggle – he made himself CEO, and unsuccessfully pushed to change the name to his ‘X.com’ – a name that didn’t rate well with the public, as it was reminiscent of the porn industry.
The executive team successfully petitioned to fire Musk while he was away on vacation. Part of Musk’s resignation agreement stipulated that all references to founders of the company will be removed from the website, allowing Elon to claim credit, which so far, is all he has ever achieved. Peter Thiel then re-branded the company as PayPal, went public, and sold the company to Ebay for $1.5 billion dollars. Elon made $180 million from the deal, which he then invested into Tesla, SpaceX, and failed company SolarCity.
Elon falsely claims to be the founder of Tesla.
Tesla was founded in 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning (pictured above), who developed the Tesla Roadster. When Tesla motors starting looking for venture capital, they approached Elon Musk, who had the fake credibility as PayPal’s co-founder. Musk invested with the condition that he be named Chairman of the Board.
In emails, Musk was upset that the media wasn’t giving him credit for Tesla motors, and went after Martin Eberhard, and then installed himself as CEO of Tesla. He forced Eberhard out of the company, and rewrote the company’s history to have himself listed as an original co-founder.
Martin Eberhard, than man behind the Tesla roadster, was promised the second roadster off the assembly line, but Musk screwed him over on that too – Eberhard didn’t get it, a friend of Musk received the car instead, which is probably quite valuable now as a collectors item. Instead, Eberhard received a Roadster that was wrecked. “The car was delivered only after it had been smashed into the back of a truck by a Tesla Motors employee during a so-called ‘endurance test’ conducted on the dense and public highway 101.” That car needed 75 parts to be fixed.
So Who is Elon Musk?;
Elon’s description of his ‘home life’ is somewhat alarming;
But there was another side to Musk’s father that was just as important to making Elon who he is. “He was such a terrible human being,” Musk shares. “You have no idea.” His voice trembles, and he discusses a few of those things, but doesn’t go into specifics. “My dad will have a carefully thought-out plan of evil,” he says. “He will plan evil.”Elon Musk, Rolling Stone, 2017
His Father, Errol Musk, has been accused of “being a Gay, a Misogynist, a Paedophile, a Traitor, a Rat, a Shit (quite often), a Bastard (by many women whose attentions I did not return) and much more. My own (wonderful) mother told me I am ‘ruthless’ and should learn to be more ‘humane.‘” Musk Senior fathered a child with his step-daughter, who is 42 years younger than him.
Elon Musk is a spoiled, narcissistic, and potentially very damaged fraud, the son of an accused pedophile, who wants to put computer chips in everyone’s brain, so that we can merge with artificial intelligence. His girlfriend is now bragging how this could all lead to a “communist utopia” to the kids on TikTok, and strangely enough, former Nazi, and head of NASA, Wernher von Braun, predicted a man named Elon would conquer Mars, in a 1952 novel that he wrote called Project MARS: A Technical Tale. Which is odd, because NASA has partnered with Elon’s SpaceX to work towards colonising Mars.
Here’s a pro-tip for dealing with the mainstream media and all of pop-culture; assume it’s a lie, and research everything.