|Errol Musk Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Year of Birth||1946|
Errol Musk is a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot, sailor, consultant, and former property developer who is best known as the father of business magnate, industrial designer, inventor, and investor Elon Musk, the richest man in the world.
Errol Graham Musk
Errol Musk was born in the year 1946.
Langebaan, West Coast, Western Cape, South Africa
Electromechanical Engineer, Pilot, Sailor, Consultant, Former Property Developer
- Father – Walter Henry James Musk (d. March 1986)
- Mother – Cora Amelia Robinson
- Siblings – Michael Musk (Younger Brother) (Dermatologist)
- Others – Harry Musk (Paternal Grandfather), Lucy Frances Champion (Paternal Grandmother), John Robinson (Maternal Grandfather), Breghie Elizabeth Theron (Maternal Grandmother), William Exning Bridgeman (Paternal Great Grandfather), Eliza Musk (Paternal Great Grandmother), John Irish Champion (Paternal Great Grandfather), Jacoba Louisa Theron (Paternal Great Grandmother), Levi Robinson (Maternal Great Grandfather), Matilda Marsh (Maternal Great Grandmother), Johannes Nicolaas Theron (Maternal Great Grandfather), Amelia Elenora Janse van Vuuren (Maternal Great Grandmother), Dr. Joshua Norman Haldeman (Ex-Father-in-Law) (Chiropractor, Amateur Archeologist) (d. 1974), Winnifred Josephine ‘Wyn’ Fletcher (Ex-Mother-in-Law), Edith Lynne Haldeman (Ex-Sister-in-Law) (d. May 2010), Scott Haldeman (Ex-Brother-in-Law) (Researcher), Angkor Lee Haldeman (Ex-Brother-in-Law), Kaye Rive (Ex-Sister-in-Law), Peter Rive (Ex-Nephew-in-Law) (Businessman), Almeda Rive (Ex-Niece-in-Law) (Motorcycle Racer), Lyndon Rive (Ex-Nephew-in-Law) (Businessman, Co-Founder of SolarCity Corporation, a now-defunct company that sold and installed solar energy generation systems), Justine Wilson (Ex-Daughter-in-Law) (Author), Talulah Riley (Ex-Daughter-in-Law) (Actress), Jen Lewin (Ex-Daughter-in-Law) (Interactive Artist, Engineer), Christiana Wyly (Daughter-in-Law) (Environmental Activist), Sam Wyly (Brother-in-Law) (Businessman)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Errol has dated –
- Maye Musk (1970–1979) – Errol got married to a Canadian dietitian and model named Maye (b. Maye Haldeman) in 1970. They had first met each other when they were in high school. They have 3 children together – 2 sons named Elon Musk (b. June 28, 1971) and Kimbal Musk (b. 1972) (Businessperson, Restaurateur, Philanthropist), and a daughter named Tosca Musk (Filmmaker) (b. 1974). The couple had parted ways by 1979. Through Elon, Errol has 9 living grandchildren (Vivian Jenna Wilson (b. 2004), Griffin Musk (b. 2004), Damian Musk (b. 2006), Kai Musk (b. 2006), Saxon Musk (b. 2006), X Æ A-12 Musk (b. May 2020), twins with the surname ‘Zilis Musk’ (b. November 2021), and Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (b. December 2021)). Vivian and Griffin are twins while Damian, Kai, and Saxon are triplets. In June 2022, it was revealed that one of Elon’s first set of twins had filed paperwork to change their name to Vivian Jenna Wilson as she no longer wished to be related to Elon and wanted to be recognized as a female. Other than these 9, Elon’s very first child, a son named Nevada Alexander Musk, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) just 10 weeks after his birth in 2002. Errol also has 2 grandchildren (Grayson Musk (b. 2013) and Isabeau Musk (b. 2013)) via Tosca and 3 grandchildren (Luca Musk (b. 2003), August Musk, and Stella Musk) via Kimbal. Grayson and Isabeau are fraternal twins.
- Heide Bezuidenhout – Although the relationship timeline between Errol and Heide is not very clear, he revealed in a 2022 interview that the two became involved in the 1990s and were married to each other for 2 years during that decade. There are multiple reports that state that their overall relationship lasted for about 18 years. With Heide, Errol has 2 daughters named Asha Rose Musk and Alexandra Musk. Before getting involved with Errol, Heide already had 2 children including a daughter named Jana Bezuidenhout.
- Jana Bezuidenhout (2014-2020) – Errol, after his split from Heide, had not been in touch with Jana for years. He revealed in the aforementioned interview that Jana called him in 2014 and stated that she was struggling to make ends meet. Errol promised to help her and they eventually began a secret relationship. With his stepdaughter Jana, who is about 40 years younger than him, Errol has 2 children – a son named Elliot Rush Musk (b. 2017) and a daughter (b. 2019). The pair had parted ways by 2020. When she got involved with Errol, Jana already had an 8-year-old daughter.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of English, Afrikaner (Dutch, French Huguenot, German, some Belgian, and remote Swedish, Indonesian, and Malaysian), a small amount of Scottish, and distant Welsh descent.
- Mildly stocky frame
- Side-parted, receding hairline
- Clean-shaven look
- Wrinkled, puffy face
- Cheerful smile
Errol Musk Facts
- Errol was once elected to the Pretoria City Council as a representative of the anti-apartheid Progressive Party, a liberal political party in South Africa that was founded in 1959 and dissolved in 1975.
- Although he was said to be fairly wealthy in the 1970s and 1980s, it was reported that he had run out of money in the mid-1990s. His sons, Elon and Kimbal, despite their estrangement from and a frosty relationship with Errol, then decided to help him out financially.
- It was once reported that Errol used to half-own an emerald mine in Zambia near Lake Tanganyika. Elon, though, had refuted that claim on social media.
- In the past, a group of men once broke into his rental property and opened fire. Errol later grabbed a .357 Magnum gun and killed 3 intruders.
Featured Image by Errol Musk / Instagram