[The issue of Elon Musk being a Jew hit me again today. I saw Jews commenting on the name Elon and saying it sounded Hebrew. So I dived yet again into the mystery of Elon Musk with his strange name. The fact that he grew up in South Africa, in Pretoria, which is a very Boer city, with lots of Whites adds to the mystery for me. Looking through his family, the children were all given rather strange names. His mother is Canadian, but his father is South African of British descent. His brother, for example, is called Kimbal. His sister's name is Tosca, and I've come across that name among Jews. But when I look at the personalities and background of the mother and the father I find nothing Jewish. I did come across a weird story that Elon Musk went to Israel in 2018 and that he seemed to even have met the Prime Minister. But it seemed like a strange name and he went to Masada, which is an important (fake) story in the long (fake) history of Jews. His father seems to be a particularly tough, hard White man actually. And his father did a weird thing. His father had a baby with a much younger member of the family. The father definitely was an engineer and a very clever one. Then there's the story of the father owning half of an emerald mine in Zambia. But again, I can't see anything in this family that indicates that they were directly linked to Jews. Elon Musk and his siblings and mother seem to steer very clear of the father. He's still alive and lives in Johannesburg. So I have to conclude that they're really a Canadian/British mix who lived mostly among Boers and did quite well for themselves during the time of Apartheid. But, Elon was clearly not keen to stay in South Africa and his long term goal was to get to the USA. His mother and father were divorced and that is when the family split. As much as these people are linked to money, and the father always seemed to have had quite a LOT of money, and there are these odd Jewy types of names that come up, I can't see anything about them that indicates that they are JEWS or even half Jews. But they may well have Jewish friends, business partners and connections. But they themselves, do not seem to be Jews in any way. They also don't really behave like Jews either. They do their utmost it seems, to hide that they lived well among Whites in Apartheid South Africa. And they try to hide the father's actions. The father is brilliant, but he seems like quite a tough guy actually. Jan]
Childhood and family
Further information: Musk family
Elon Reeve Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. His mother is Maye Musk (née Haldeman), a model and dietitian born in Saskatchewan, Canada, but raised in South Africa. His father is Errol Musk, a White South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and property developer who was once a half-owner of a Zambian emerald mine near Lake Tanganyika. Musk has a younger brother, Kimbal (born 1972), and a younger sister, Tosca (born 1974). His maternal grandfather, Joshua Haldeman, was an adventurous American-born Canadian who took his family on record-breaking journeys in a single-engine Bellanca airplane to Africa and Australia; Musk has British and Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. When Musk was a child, his adenoids were removed because doctors suspected that he was deaf, but his mother later decided that he was thinking "in another world." The family was very wealthy in Elon’s youth; Errol Musk once said, "We had so much money at times we couldn’t even close our safe". After his parents divorced in 1980, Musk mostly lived with his father in Pretoria and elsewhere, a choice he made two years after the divorce and subsequently regretted. Musk has become estranged from his father, whom he describes as "a terrible human being… Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done." He has a half-sister and a half-brother on his father’s side. Elon attended an Anglican Sunday school in his youth.
Around age 10, Musk developed an interest in computing and video games and acquired a Commodore VIC-20. He learned computer programming using a manual and, at age 12, sold the code of a BASIC-based video game he created called Blastar to PC and Office Technology magazine for approximately $500. An awkward and introverted child, Musk was bullied throughout his childhood and was once hospitalized after a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs. He attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and Bryanston High School before graduating from Pretoria Boys High School.
Musk graduated from Pretoria Boys High School in South Africa.
Aware that it would be easier to enter the United States from Canada, Musk applied for a Canadian passport through his Canadian-born mother. While awaiting the documentation, he attended the University of Pretoria for five months; this allowed him to avoid mandatory service in the South African military. Musk arrived in Canada in June 1989, and lived with a second cousin in Saskatchewan for a year, working odd jobs at a farm and lumber-mill. In 1990, he entered Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Two years later, he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics.
In 1994, Musk held two internships in Silicon Valley during the summer: at energy storage startup Pinnacle Research Institute, which researched electrolytic ultracapacitors for energy storage, and at the Palo Alto-based startup Rocket Science Games. In 1995, he was accepted to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in materials science at Stanford University in California. Musk attempted to get a job at Netscape but never received a response to his inquiries. He dropped out of Stanford after two days, deciding instead to join the Internet boom and launch an Internet startup.