One proud mum– billionaire Elon Musk’s mother is sharing her pride in her son’s very successful career and how it all started with good grades.
Maye Musk shared a screenshot of Elon’s first-year results at the University of Pretoria for a computer aptitude test when he was just 17.
.@elonmusk I found your computer aptitude test from when you were 17. If I remember correctly, they had to retest you because they had never seen such a high score. No wonder you are such a brilliant engineer. #ProudMom pic.twitter.com/7sGxAvLF4r
— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) March 3, 2021
The South African born, Pretoria native extraordinaire created a multi-billionaire dollar car empire in Telsa. Elon was a UP student for just five months before moving to Canada to live with his mother.
You would think this proud moment from a Mrs Musk would be viewed in a positive light but Twitter users a little more grumpy as usual.
This coming off a little cringey to anyone else? Parents being publicly congratulatory of their kids always looks like a self-brag. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not accomplished nor do I have living parents to hype me, so my take might be different. Cheers.
— Sath Animations (@SathStuff) March 3, 2021
I will never make my mom this proud lol
— Rav Arora (@Ravarora1) March 3, 2021
Named the wealthiest person in the world earlier this year, having more than 41 million followers on Twitter and a fortune now estimated at more than $180 billion. Musk relocated to Texas after moving out of tech hub Silicon Valley.
Musk surpassed Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos as the world’s wealthiest person. His realisation of this, he said: “How strange, well, back to work…”
Musk has not only mastered car manufacturing and technology, he knows a thing or two about stocks. An expert at disrupting corporate norms as well as economic structures, he invested $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, which saw the stock rise to a record-high of $48,215.82.
The carmaker announced that the billion-dollar investment in digital money is the plan to accept the cryptocurrency from customers buying its electric vehicles.
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