The name Musk if mentioned anywhere will most likely bring to one’s mind the billionaire industrialist, product architect, co-founder, and CEO of Tesla, Inc. as well as the founder, CEO, and the lead designer of SpaceX – Elon Musk. But aside from this popular Musk in the technology space, there is another Musk who is popular in the literary world as an author. That other Musk is Justine Musk (born Jennifer Justine Wilson), the first wife of Elon Musk. Let’s find out all there is to know about her here.
Justine Musk – Bio (Age)
Justine was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada on the 2nd day of September in the year 1972. She is believed to have been raised up in her birthplace by her parents but however, who they are, what jobs they did and where they now have all not been disclosed. Similarly, Justine Musk’s childhood life remains largely obscure but when it comes to her education and what she did thereafter, we know a lot of things which add up to what brought her where she is today.
Jennifer Justine Wilson enrolled in and later earned her degree in English Literature from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. During the course of her study, Justine lived in Australia as an exchange student. Following her graduation, she relocated to Japan to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) before relocating again to California in the United States of America.
As an author, she began working on her first book back in Queen’s University. The book which is a dark urban fantasy work titled BloodAngel was published in 2005 by ROC imprint of Penguin Books. It was received with critical acclaim by lovers of dark books and till date, it remains one of Justine Musk’s most notable works.
Her second literary work titled Uninvited got published by MTV Books in 2007. The following year, she published the sequel of her first book – BloodAngel which she titled BloodAngel, Lord of Bones and just like the first installment, it was also well received even more than her second book. Justine also has to her credit a short story titled I Need You More, and in addition, she made contributions to The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites (2009) and Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love (2010).
Family: Husband, Children, Divorce
Though Justine Musk was having a thriving career as a writer, she wasn’t that famous till she got married to Elon Musk. The two met while they were students at Queen’s University. Elon reportedly sent Justine flowers and letters constantly. However, after their graduation, they went separate ways as Justine relocated to Japan while Elon began learning the ropes in the tech world. When she got back, the duo continued their relationship from where they left it.
Elon and Justine got married in the year 2000. Two years later, they welcomed the birth of their first child Nevada Alexander Musk. Sadly, little Nevada died 10 weeks after his birth as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The couple later had other kids who were all mostly born through in-vitro fertilization. Justine Musk bore twin boys named Griffin and Xavier in 2004, 2 years later she gave birth to triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai.
Despite the new additions to their family, it did nothing to counter the divorce talks that was looming over their family. Justine on September 13, 2008, announced that she was getting a divorce with her husband. She later gave the public more insight into what could have led to their divorce in an article she contributed to Marie Claire. Justine Musk described herself as a “starter wife” who was frequently belittled and discouraged from pursuing her career. She also added that Elon Musk pressured her to dye her hair blonde. In summary, marriage was unhealthy for her.
Multiple reports have it that Justine Musk have a net worth of about $2 million which she amassed from her literary works. Add to this, she reportedly received $2 million in cash, $6 million cash for child support, $80,000 as monthly alimony, 10% оf hiѕ stock in SpaceX, and a Tesla Roadster. In addition and according to a news article published by Business Insider on July 8, 2010, Elon Musk disclosed that he also sends his ex-wife the sum of $20, 000 monthly after tax for her clothing, shoes and other discretionary items.