Imagine being described by a loved one as a terrible person; the disappointment one would feel would be unimaginable, to say the least. But that’s the situation Errol Musk finds himself in. Errol is basically popular for being the father to Elon Musk but he is more popular for his indecent acts.
Asides all the negativity, Errol is a great engineer. He is specialized in electromechanics and is also a sailor and a pilot. He made a lot of wealth as an engineering consultant which he lavished on choice properties including a yacht. Let us look into the life of the infamous engineer.
Who Exactly is Errol Musk – Elon Musk’s Father?
Errol Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1946; his birth name was Errol Graham Musk and he is the son of Walter Henry James and Cora Amelia Robinson. He is of South African and British descent, the only brother to Michael James, and also the father of the founder of SpaceX Inc, Elon Musk.
He attended Clapham High School where he met his first wife, Maye Haldeman, and later went to the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria. Musk studied electromechanical engineering and became a very successful engineer. He is said to have hauled from a family of originators. Reports have it that his parents were the first to fly from South Africa to Austria in a lone engine plane.
The organizations he may have worked for is not known, however, it is known that along with being an engineering consultant, he is also a real estate developer. He also owned half an emerald mine in Zimbabwe. The mine was said to have been acquired by accident. This is because he never planned to buy part of it but got a good deal from Italians who wanted to buy his plane.
By the age of 30, the serial entrepreneur was already a millionaire and was married to Maye Haldeman. While the money was streaming in, Errol acquired a lot of properties such as a yacht, a private jet, posh houses, and the likes. It was also reported that he retired early and spent most of his time traveling.
Errol Musk has been estranged from most of his children due to his unscrupulous actions over the years. Although it is not known what transpired between Errol and his first son, Elon, that would have made the latter publicly call him a terrible human being. The enmity between the two has been so bad that Elon asked the author of his biography to omit any of his father’s statements from the work.
Errol’s most recent scandal was an open confession to the media that he slept with his stepdaughter Jana, and is the father of her child, Elliot Rush. After this confession, a DNA test was conducted to ascertain if his claims were true and to the astonishment of all interested, it was true. Before the revelation, it was believed that the child belonged to Jana’s ex-boyfriend.
The 18-year-old union between Errol and Jana’s mother, Heide-Mari Bezuidenhout, could no longer hold after the news broke out. His explanation for his actions was that he never regarded Jana as a daughter. Facts of this story reveal that Jana was just 4 when Errol got married to her mother and that Errol is about 40 years older than her. How despicable!
The affair between Errol and his stepdaughter was said to have begun when Jana broke up with her boyfriend. He also admitted that he had entertained other mistresses during the marriage.
His Wife and Kids
Errol Musk has been married twice in his lifetime. The engineer first got married in 1970 to a supermodel and dietitian, Maye Haldeman and they had three beautiful kids together. Today, all the kids are very successful in their chosen forte. Their first son, Elon Musk is a multi-billionaire and well known technological entrepreneur while the second, Kimbal Musk is a millionaire restaurateur who is the owner of The Kitchen Community. Their only daughter, Tosca Musk is equally a successful media personality and film producer.
His wife, Maye Haldeman, is not left out of the success stories. She is a renowned model who has appeared on the cover of many famous magazines in the world. She is also a food expert that travels the world to talk about health and food-related issues.
Errol divorced Maye 9 years after their marriage and went on to marry Heide-Mari Bezuidenhout, a widow who already had three children – Jana, Jock Jr, and Harry – from her first marriage. Heide gave birth to two more children named Alexandra and Asha Musk in the course of her marriage to Errol.
Errol Musk’s Net Worth
Being a serial entrepreneur, pilot, sailor, engineer, and real estate developer is a handful of jobs for one person to be known by. Errol Musk is engaged in all of the above-mentioned jobs and with jobs comes wealth, no matter how little or how much. Errol Musk is a very hardworking man and he amassed a lot of assets, however, it is not known for certain what the actual net worth of the engineer is. What we do know is that it will certainly be running in millions of dollars.