Elon Musk’s Family Tree Explained

  • Published on Aug 12, 2018
  • Elon Musk may be transforming everything from power to space travel, but Elon isn’t the only entrepreneur in his family tree. Here’s a look at the rest of Elon’s family» Subscribe to CNBC: cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC
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Comments • 376

  • Alexandra Cipriani
    Alexandra Cipriani 2 days ago

    Wonderful hard working family backed by knowledge know how lucky!

  • Michel Mélinot
    Michel Mélinot 6 days ago +1

    Thank god he has 5 kids! Future is gonna be great.

  • Velvet H.
    Velvet H. 6 days ago

    None of them sells mask ?

  • Handy Wijaya
    Handy Wijaya 11 days ago

    For that era I understand why Elon's family moved to South Africa from Canada but what i can take from its journey is he is the real-life bookworm who is a billionaire now.Working his way up from a shy boy who is nothing but a nerd and like to be a target by bullies at schools to become a billionaire.Sad he haven't publicize any novels about himself.Netflix should make a drama about it

  • radcow
    radcow 15 days ago

    No way I used to watch tik bar

  • Buster Biloxi
    Buster Biloxi 17 days ago

    Chiropractors are NOT doctors. They're charlatans.

  • David Priscak
    David Priscak Month ago

    Fake news

  • Flaming Stag
    Flaming Stag Month ago


  • Potting Soil
    Potting Soil Month ago

    South Africa used to be great... How sad.

  • StrangeLove
    StrangeLove Month ago

    That is the definition of a fluff piece right there. How is his life in any way relatable? He was born to rich gem mine owners in apartheid south Africa for christ's sake.

  • 漢仔
    漢仔 Month ago

    Elon must have got his genes from his mum.Jack of all trades.

  • HowardTheFrog
    HowardTheFrog Month ago

    k so they're all already rich big surprise

  • Always A Lady 2 U
    Always A Lady 2 U 2 months ago

    All i can say all brilliance runs in the genes wow wee

  • Peter Hall
    Peter Hall 2 months ago

    Get rid of Police officers. Drone cops instead

  • Quidditch Attention Seeker

    Lol the way it sounded, the end had such a negative tone!

  • leslie himent
    leslie himent 2 months ago

    he is a pot head

  • unknown 12
    unknown 12 2 months ago

    Yes , but why say disrupt ??

  • Matty K
    Matty K 2 months ago

    Tax dodging fraud

  • alex riquelme
    alex riquelme 3 months ago

    Social Credit Party had really questionable white supremacist agendas such as sterilization of disabled people ect.

  • Wasifatehi Emon
    Wasifatehi Emon 3 months ago

    What the heck i just saw?!!!! 😥😐😐😐

  • Ishaq A.T
    Ishaq A.T 3 months ago

    Tony stark vs vegetarian brother kidding

  • Zoch Buppet
    Zoch Buppet 3 months ago

    please stop the nonsense about it being in the DNA
    Please read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell . It explains how most rich and successful people get where they are.
    Of course they worked hard and took chances...but its much more than that and has to do with your family and connections and the opportunities they are able to provide

  • Hilmon Stigler
    Hilmon Stigler 4 months ago

    God bless you elon must

  • Clifford inggs
    Clifford inggs 4 months ago

    musk i watch this

  • Sandman
    Sandman 4 months ago

    He moved to south africa during apartheid because he was against canadas moral compass?? To do that he must have really felt negative towards Canada, or he was in support of apartheid.

  • mohammed haji
    mohammed haji 4 months ago

    that's my family tree

  • svetarocks
    svetarocks 4 months ago

    Disrupt? Naaa, it's called evolve and move forward. Again it's all perspective!

  • fishsticks-RND
    fishsticks-RND 4 months ago

    *Soooo.... The whole family are rich.. ok thank you.*

  • Varun P
    Varun P 4 months ago

    I'm happy that he has so many kids

  • tisFrancesfault
    tisFrancesfault 4 months ago

    Chiropractics isn't a real medical profession...

  • blairbushproject
    blairbushproject 5 months ago

    If innovation is disruptive, is it because it’s non military ?

  • goth witch
    goth witch 5 months ago

    Wtf am I doing it’s 1 am

  • The Dudess
    The Dudess 5 months ago

    i wonder why he doesn't speak to his father anymore

  • Cloud 4shadowing
    Cloud 4shadowing 5 months ago

    I thought he was American. Lol

  • Craig Coady
    Craig Coady 5 months ago

    good genes

  • Jeremy Jordan
    Jeremy Jordan 5 months ago

    Mannn I was all aboard the Elon train months ago but he’s got major character flaws and I’ve yet to really see any of his ideas come to fruition.

  • Tanvir Hasan Hridoy
    Tanvir Hasan Hridoy 5 months ago

    Blew my mind

  • David Argenal
    David Argenal 5 months ago

    Who cares... Elon Musk is overrated 🙄 stop treating him like he’s this godsend because he’s not

  • King of the Desert
    King of the Desert 5 months ago

    His family musk be amazing

  • Scoundrel 91
    Scoundrel 91 5 months ago

    So basically nepotism.

  • Joey Chitwood
    Joey Chitwood 5 months ago

    Quackpractors aka Chiropractors.

  • Score Footy
    Score Footy 5 months ago

    Why does this video exist and why is it in my recommended

  • N O
    N O 5 months ago

    I don’t care, report real news how is this helping anyone?

  • Rudy Gold
    Rudy Gold 5 months ago

    The copy on this is terrible. You guys believe your own hype.

  • Steadno 2006
    Steadno 2006 5 months ago

    Elon looks a little Asian. Maybe mom let the chef hit.

  • Aerin
    Aerin 6 months ago

    Y’all wanna know _why_ Errol and Elon don’t speak? Errol got one of Elon’s stepchildren pregnant. I’m sure it’s not just that, but I read an article in the You Magazine (a magazine here in South Africa) explaining the situation between them.

  • droid root
    droid root 6 months ago

    I'm sure Elon's grandfather was a racist white supremacist. Why else would he move from Canada to apartheid-era South Africa for "political" and "moral" reasons?

  • safewaycart
    safewaycart 6 months ago

    A lot of good things but not a dollar of profit from Tesla sales figures so far.

  • Nikita Forney
    Nikita Forney 6 months ago

    He is my 8 cousin 2 removed

  • Wolfson
    Wolfson 6 months ago

    This video makes me think of Vox. Anyone else?

  • Blabla Blubblub
    Blabla Blubblub 6 months ago

    He sucks so much like Tesla

  • FromFame
    FromFame 6 months ago

    Here you go ladies, marry an engineer ;)

  • st2838
    st2838 6 months ago

    Elongated musk rat

  • Alfonzo D
    Alfonzo D 6 months ago +2

    Its definitely about bloodlines.. they will never go poor will always be the elites.. who else are they related too .. Rockefellers ... other elite families?? It’s a joke .. they get chosen People .. but the masses think these people r better than them .. It’s a joke

    • Codex
      Codex 6 months ago +2

      You sound like you're just bitter. His mother was a single mother raising 4 kids and still came up look at you. Pathetic.

    • Ginshima
      Ginshima 6 months ago +1

      One they are better than most of us, they've earned their money and the musk's are working on revolutionising the world while we're sitting here on our phones and pcs disagreeing eachother while they go make another million

  • Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson 6 months ago

    So which ones his gangster king pin uncle? The one thats the head of the Musk Mafia

  • O.K
    O.K 6 months ago +1

    Usually when there's to many smart talented people in a family... mean some of these guy didn't have a normal childhood and in that family there's a mentally I'll sociopath that is willing to anything to get what he wants. I wouldn't be surprised if any of those kid were touch when they were younger.

  • डॉलरPERIOD
    डॉलरPERIOD 6 months ago

    He is the Father of Understanding

  • Matt Garcya
    Matt Garcya 6 months ago

    Pointless video

  • Tim McDonald
    Tim McDonald 6 months ago

    Most information I’ve seen crammed into a 3 minute video in a while

  • Jarid Gaming
    Jarid Gaming 6 months ago

    A Family of Geniuses

  • Tom Chan
    Tom Chan 6 months ago

    Props to CNBC for not including that annoying outro.

  • Mo Smith
    Mo Smith 6 months ago

    Why do the females look manly to me while the makes look like Cher's transgender son?

  • UnipdLeo Barl.channel
    UnipdLeo Barl.channel 6 months ago


  • Daddyo Abdul
    Daddyo Abdul 6 months ago

    Wtf musk

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 6 months ago +18

    Please... we need a huge disruption in the school system right now!

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 4 months ago

      +blasteroid 😂😂🤣🤣 I'll be out of the system soon... hurryyy

    • blasteroid
      blasteroid 4 months ago

      Don't worry.. I'm working on it.

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 5 months ago

      +Logic ********* BEN SHAPIRO 2020 *********** I agree with you on "students becoming lazy" I see it all the time. They just stopped caring》fails》then complains. Sorry if "unlike you" offended you. I felt aggression. (Is it true tho😏😅)

    • Logic ********* BEN SHAPIRO 2020 ***********
      Logic ********* BEN SHAPIRO 2020 *********** 5 months ago +1

      "unlike you" ok. Cool.
      Most students think the current system is broken because they've become lazy. The system is one size fits all which is a genuine problem but most students fail due to lack of ambition. More cogs in the machine . Useless.

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 5 months ago +2

      +Logic ********* BEN SHAPIRO 2020 ***********. lol no. Unlike you, I'm a literally a straight A student. I'm trying to say that the system as a whole is pretty broken. Most students in the american school system arnt happy. (No other country has school shootings as prevalent as America) It should be more based off of finland, japan, UK, or south korea school systems. P.S. Can I just mention that ur username isn't very fit for you. Maybe widen your perspective a little bit. I dont appreciate the half asked answer to your own question

  • d k
    d k 6 months ago

    Stupid American obsession with "ancestry"

  • Aras slot
    Aras slot 6 months ago

    Well The Apple doesn't fall Far From The Tree.

  • Haiti LeBlanc
    Haiti LeBlanc 6 months ago +1

    I’d really like to know how they feel about apartheid and civil rights. Maybe unfair of me to wonder

    • MortalZeus
      MortalZeus 7 days ago

      awesome one It’s kinda weird that he left when apartheid was ending 🤔. I call it bs.

    • awesome one
      awesome one Month ago

      Elon said it repeatedly it was a horrible .. he and mother got out of their as soon as they could get out.. these are reason he doesnot talk to his father and also he was abusive and has never taken anything from him..

  • KNO
    KNO 6 months ago

    This is so stupidly portrayed. If I go far enough my family also had lots of firsts. Those things aren't significant at all.

  • Jadae16t
    Jadae16t 6 months ago

    NBC putting out a hit piece. Well, an attempt anyway. Disrupt is a funny word.
    Garbage media, as per usual.

  • katzceo
    katzceo 6 months ago

    Apartheid money travels really far💸💸

  • Billy Garnett
    Billy Garnett 6 months ago

    You forgot about elongated musket gun

  • Inzam
    Inzam 6 months ago

    The reason why Elon Musk doesn't speak to his dad anymore is because, he had a sexual relationship with his step daughter and got her pregnant..

  • AJV80
    AJV80 6 months ago +22

    His dad Errol has just had a child with his stepdaughter who he raised from age 4.....WTF.

    • Сергей Владимирович
      Сергей Владимирович Month ago

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    • blasteroid
      blasteroid 4 months ago

      I know.. that was super weird.

  • Jodog
    Jodog 6 months ago

    Well my dad does yard work thats dope right?

  • The Game Hacker of the universe

    I wish he had some interest in South Africa he could bring Tesla here come on Elon we waiting for you

  • Zain
    Zain 6 months ago +37

    Wow, what a family.

  • Chris A
    Chris A 6 months ago

    Family of aliens.

  • Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali 6 months ago

    They are like that kardashians only smarter and better in every way

  • L - Series
    L - Series 6 months ago


  • 111AAA
    111AAA 6 months ago +3


  • sawyermatters
    sawyermatters 6 months ago

    He is from elites and He is a white south african, i know that now you naz... oh wait, “liberals” do not like him. You are now talking about white south africans like germans talked about jews. You are mad and out of control with your revenge and hate speech. Nazi Germany was left wing, and by the way, what people is the most persecuted by socialist countries in UN? Jews... only communist and Arab countries don’t have diplomatic ties with Israel. Left wing never changes. You are hypocrites, “liberals” (Last thing that you are is someone fighting for freedom, that’s not in your leftist communist agenda). And I am talking about this bc of hate speech here on comment section

  • Zilindo Gomes
    Zilindo Gomes 6 months ago +2

    The youngest to get a degree in engeneering? It cant be that hard when 95% of the prople were denied access under apartheid from attending higher education

  • Uak Fam
    Uak Fam 6 months ago +1

    I hate elon musk his cousin asked him for a discount on a Tesla he didn’t give it to him what kind of cousin is he

    • SeanBoss
      SeanBoss 6 months ago +8

      Imad Ghauri he doesn’t even give discounts to himself. It a business not a charity project. If you can’t afford the product then do without it. SIMPLE

  • cheeseburger
    cheeseburger 6 months ago


  • Kevin Sheppard
    Kevin Sheppard 6 months ago

    Where is proof of the emerald mine claim?

  • HH 11
    HH 11 6 months ago

    Mr Musk is attacked from all sides like Mr Trump, for the exact same reasons and by the exact same groups. I was (even recently) attacked by the exact same group. Do research Dr. Katherine Horton, she's also attacked by the exact same group. Rapid technological advancement already happened, can't be stopped. The winners see this, the loosers think disclosure can be stopped. Welcome Hyperloop & free energy & cure of all diseases! Welcome to the future!

  • Sean Wu
    Sean Wu 6 months ago

    the word 'disrupt' bothers me alot.

  • Life Of Liban
    Life Of Liban 6 months ago

    Did his family invent fire 🔥 as well? Jokes aside, good for them if all this is true.

  • Salim Huerta
    Salim Huerta 6 months ago

    He has 5 sons so basically our future has already been secured lmao jk they grew up as millennials probably messed up beyond repair on adderal spongebob memes rap songs and snap chat...I hate us lol

  • Michael Choe
    Michael Choe 6 months ago +59

    Why did Elon's mother work 4 jobs if his lineage comes from some money?

      IMRAN BUSINESS Month ago

      Eden Castillo doesn’t make a difference his family doesn’t rely on their grandfather for money they work hard for it I think every family should do that too!!!!

      IMRAN BUSINESS Month ago

      Vincent Ciccone you need to learn how to read he said his grandfather🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

    • Vincent Ciccone
      Vincent Ciccone Month ago

      Danny, so you are telling us that your dad made money from torture of animals?! Not something to be proud of.

    • Belin Romero
      Belin Romero Month ago

      Because she has great energy and they liek to do different things

    • Rick Kloek
      Rick Kloek Month ago +1

      So much hate.

  • Yunus - Jonah
    Yunus - Jonah 6 months ago

    Is he a jew ?
    I bet he is

  • La nube que flota
    La nube que flota 6 months ago

    well, I am still poor.

  • Cletus Abbot III
    Cletus Abbot III 6 months ago

    Dietitian...... like an unlicensed dietician?!? Lol

  • Dave Hammond
    Dave Hammond 6 months ago

    Who named these guys?

  • Luka M
    Luka M 6 months ago

    Lol this is slightly incorrect. His father's side of the family didn't move to South Africa they have been in South Africa for the longest time. His mother's side is the only side from Canada.

  • Janak Pandey
    Janak Pandey 6 months ago

    Why this media is always attacking Elon musk?

  • Karl
    Karl 6 months ago

    "Canada's political and moral structure was deteriorating". In other words, Canada wasn't racist enough.