The most popular billionaire Elon Musk is not born rich as assumed by many. He clarified on twitter in a conversation.
Musk confessed that he had a very humble beginning in his life.
A tweet mentioned- “If being born to a well-off family is why Elon Musk succeeded extravagantly in life then explain to me why all these rich kids go to art school, never get a job, and waste away".
“Yeah, kids starting with lots of money usually have much less motivation than those who have nothing. When we started our first company (Zip2) in 95, I had over $100k of student debt, a computer I built myself and a few thousand dollars,” the SpaceX CEO replied.
Then came a response from Musk’s friend on Twitter from India Pranay Pathole.
“And here people spread lies about you already belonging to a wealthy family and that your dad owned an emerald mine. While starting Zip2 you guys didn't have a place to stay and had to shower at YMCA. Also while in college didn't you guys turn your room in a nightclub to afford rent?” he tweeted.
The Tesla boss agreed. “Yeah, we paid for rent by turning the house into a nightclub and charging $5”.
So, that's the story of Elon Musk from the past. After his studies in Pennsylvania, Musk moved to California in 1995 to pursue a business and founded Zip2.
He started SpaceX in 20022 and joined Tesla in 2004. The rest of the story is known to all.