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 • 342

  • Clifford inggs
    Clifford inggs 3 days ago

    musk i watch this

  • Sandman
    Sandman 12 days 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 12 days ago

    that's my family tree

  • svetarocks
    svetarocks 13 days ago

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

  • fishsticks
    fishsticks 17 days ago

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

  • Varun P
    Varun P 20 days ago

    I'm happy that he has so many kids

  • tisFrancesfault
    tisFrancesfault 21 day ago

    Chiropractics isn't a real medical profession...

  • blairbushproject
    blairbushproject Month ago

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

  • goth witch
    goth witch Month ago

    Wtf am I doing it’s 1 am

  • The Dudess
    The Dudess Month ago

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

  • Cloud 4shadowing
    Cloud 4shadowing Month ago

    I thought he was American. Lol

  • Craig Coady
    Craig Coady Month ago

    good genes

  • Jeremy Jordan
    Jeremy Jordan Month 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

    Blew my mind

  • David Argenal
    David Argenal Month 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 Month ago

    His family musk be amazing

  • Scoundrel 91
    Scoundrel 91 Month ago

    So basically nepotism.

  • Joey Chitwood
    Joey Chitwood Month ago

    Quackpractors aka Chiropractors.

  • Score Footy
    Score Footy Month ago

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

  • N O
    N O Month ago

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

  • Rudy Gold
    Rudy Gold Month ago

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

  • steadno steadno
    steadno steadno Month ago

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

  • Aerin Atkins
    Aerin Atkins Month 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 Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Nikita Forney
    Nikita Forney Month ago

    He is my 8 cousin 2 removed

  • André Wolfson
    André Wolfson Month ago

    This video makes me think of Vox. Anyone else?

  • Blabla Blubblub
    Blabla Blubblub Month ago

    He sucks so much like Tesla

  • FromFame
    FromFame Month ago

    Here you go ladies, marry an engineer ;)

  • st2838
    st2838 Month ago

    Elongated musk rat

  • Alfonzo D
    Alfonzo D Month ago +1

    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

    • DJ M
      DJ M 10 days ago

      thousands of everyday people do the work while he dates models and does talk shows while trying to get all the credit.

    • Codex
      Codex Month ago +1

      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 Month ago

      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

  • R Rice
    R Rice Month ago

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

  • O.K
    O.K Month 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 Month ago

    He is the Father of Understanding

  • Matt Garcya
    Matt Garcya Month ago

    Pointless video

  • Tim McDonald
    Tim McDonald Month ago

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

  • Jarid Gaming
    Jarid Gaming Month ago

    A Family of Geniuses

  • Tom Chan
    Tom Chan Month ago

    Props to CNBC for not including that annoying outro.

  • Mo Smith
    Mo Smith Month ago

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

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  • Daddyo Abdul
    Daddyo Abdul Month ago

    Wtf musk

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan Month ago +11

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

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 14 days ago

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

    • blasteroid
      blasteroid 14 days ago

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

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan Month ago

      +Logic 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
      Logic Month ago

      "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 Month ago +1

      +Logic. 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 Month ago

    Stupid American obsession with "ancestry"

  • Aras_slot
    Aras_slot Month ago

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

  • Haiti LeBlanc
    Haiti LeBlanc Month ago +1

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

  • KNO
    KNO Month 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 Month ago

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

  • katzceo
    katzceo Month ago

    Apartheid money travels really far💸💸

  • Billy Garnett
    Billy Garnett Month ago

    You forgot about elongated musket gun

  • Senior Lexus
    Senior Lexus Month 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 Month ago +10

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

    • blasteroid
      blasteroid 14 days ago

      I know.. that was super weird.

  • Jodog
    Jodog Month 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 2 months ago +21

    Wow, what a family.

  • Chris A
    Chris A 2 months ago

    Family of aliens.

  • Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali 2 months ago

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

  • Meme. Ify
    Meme. Ify 2 months ago


  • 111AAA
    111AAA 2 months ago +3


  • sawyermatters
    sawyermatters 2 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 2 months ago +1

    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

  • Imad Ghauri
    Imad Ghauri 2 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 2 months ago +7

      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 2 months ago


  • Kevin Sheppard
    Kevin Sheppard 2 months ago

    Where is proof of the emerald mine claim?

  • Seven F. Ruby
    Seven F. Ruby 2 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!

    • DJ M
      DJ M 10 days ago

      like Trump in that he runs his mouth a lot. Starting to catch up with him.

  • Sean Wu
    Sean Wu 2 months ago

    the word 'disrupt' bothers me alot.

  • Life Of Liban
    Life Of Liban 2 months ago

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

  • Salim Huerta
    Salim Huerta 2 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 2 months ago +44

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

    • Herr Wolf
      Herr Wolf 20 days ago

      Because that's why his family his rich.

    • Danny
      Danny Month ago +1

      You millennials will never understand the real world , Always expect handouts from family members lol My grandfather was a millionaire here in Australia he owned circuses and exotic animal parks , We were always taught if we wanted something , We had to work hard for it as nothing comes for free , My dad also is doing very good thanks to his dads work ethic

    • KNO
      KNO Month ago +15

      +FatalTC the dad didn't leave them. Elon's mother left his dad and asked Elon and Kimball to come with her to Canada. But Elon and Kimball refused. But later on Elon and Kimbal went to Canada to live with the mom. So she had to take those jobs to support the family.

    • Quincy Owyang
      Quincy Owyang Month ago +1

      +FatalTC the dude seems like an egomaniac.

    • FatalTC
      FatalTC 2 months ago +23

      Michael Choe cause when their dad left em they were broke

  • Yunus - Jonah
    Yunus - Jonah 2 months ago

    Is he a jew ?
    I bet he is

  • La nube que flota
    La nube que flota 2 months ago

    well, I am still poor.

  • Cletus Abbot III
    Cletus Abbot III 2 months ago

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

  • Dave Hammond
    Dave Hammond 2 months ago

    Who named these guys?

  • Luka M
    Luka M 2 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 2 months ago

    Why this media is always attacking Elon musk?

  • Karl
    Karl 2 months ago

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

  • Kaler Putatma
    Kaler Putatma 2 months ago +1

    Look at Elon Musk now!

  • Abdulaziz
    Abdulaziz 2 months ago

    I do not know that guy

    • Abdulaziz
      Abdulaziz 15 days ago

      Maybe because I am talking to you my life become sadder

    • Alex 1218
      Alex 1218 15 days ago

      Abdulaziz your life must be even sadder, you don't know how to spell "reply"

    • Abdulaziz
      Abdulaziz 16 days ago

      The life where you replay to me what a sad life ;)

    • Alex 1218
      Alex 1218 17 days ago

      Abdulaziz what kind of sad life do you live in then?

  • walif walif
    walif walif 2 months ago

    he move from Canada to South Africa, now South Africans are moving here to Canada

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  • LemonGaia
    LemonGaia 2 months ago

    You forgot about the fact Errol just had a son with his stepdaughter? Feel like that’s an interesting addition to a family tree

  • ZeNoNClipZ
    ZeNoNClipZ 2 months ago

    Elon musk Make your company Private and make greatness.

  • abd alrahman
    abd alrahman 2 months ago


  • Maen Marashdeh
    Maen Marashdeh 2 months ago +8

    Adopt me Elon musk I am ready to take the thrown

  • How to Save a Billion
    How to Save a Billion 2 months ago

    When people make it seem like your childhood was equal to Elon Musks, but really he had a golden spoon in his mouth

    NISHANT SINGH KASHI 2 months ago

    Disrupting the Industries..

  • achraf rouissi
    achraf rouissi 2 months ago

    They're not as great as elon

  • S#cial EnteRtainment
    S#cial EnteRtainment 2 months ago

    They are controling world

  • Tk Hannibal
    Tk Hannibal 2 months ago

    Dude has 4 kids it'll keep on going for next more generations to come...

  • robert mills
    robert mills 2 months ago

    Well i have only one advice for him


  • User4321
    User4321 2 months ago +108

    All you guys freaking out about Apartheid, its not like Elon had any say in it... my grandpa lived in Nazi Germany, doesn't make me a Nazi.

    • HIIIPOWER 000
      HIIIPOWER 000 5 days ago

      User4321 ur right but living in a place is one thing from being majorly involved in apartheid his father owned mines in South Africa those mines were usually slave labor those mines stole South Africans gems his father is a theif and colonizer and Elon musk hides that he should address it and denounce it cause I’m sure he didn’t get to where he was just self made and yes everyone is freaking out about apartheid to u white folks it seems like a far away fairy tale but for the rest of us it means alon

    • LDplays
      LDplays Month ago

      I hate poverty. That's why I became a billionaire and moved far away from poor people. He's so honorable.

    • Brotato
      Brotato Month ago

      Elon Musk hated Apartheid. That’s why he left South Africa.

    • Unknown Soldier
      Unknown Soldier Month ago +1

      Yes and he hated it so much he left.

    • Hlagza KG
      Hlagza KG Month ago

      Did your grandfather move to Nazi Germany because he thought it was better than Canada? Of so then yes that makes him a Nazi

  • Krishna Mohan
    Krishna Mohan 2 months ago

    Wow Elon looks so much like his grandfather!

  • parvin eblagh
    parvin eblagh 2 months ago


  • Jack Sparrow
    Jack Sparrow 2 months ago

    starting line already different. No wonder why he succeeded.

  • Mr. S308
    Mr. S308 2 months ago

    didnt his dad got her sister pregnant? wonder why that is excluded from here lmao

  • Frostlmao
    Frostlmao 2 months ago +41

    "Self Made"

    • krasen
      krasen Month ago

      it's a damaging belief, all too many self-made/rags-2-riches bs stories in the anglosphere.

    • Neojhun
      Neojhun Month ago

      I also said they were Poor as Young Men after they were on their own. Frankly that lifestyle still impacts how Elon lives today how he willing to tough out not having basic things i.e. sleeping at the factory.

    • Neojhun
      Neojhun Month ago

      "Sounded" your stupid assumption is wrong. Lookup interview with Maye Musk about being a single mom raising 3 kids. It was difficult they were far from well off. People like you PROJECT you assumption to targets in defiance of real world details. RealiableCandy4 do some basic research or reality check.

    • secret222
      secret222 Month ago

      Henry Qiu not to mention the connections and people you know when you mingle with the wealthy is invaluable in it's self

    • RealiableCandy4
      RealiableCandy4 Month ago

      +Neojhun Where they poor? Those jobs sounded high paying to me. She probably didn't want to quit the luxury.

  • Big Willy Wallace
    Big Willy Wallace 2 months ago +4

    Big fan of the Big Green initiative and the local sourcing in the restaurants. I'm just starting to get interested in food systems.

  • Andy
    Andy 2 months ago

    No wonder why Elon Musk is a billionaire. It’s just in him!

  • Dim K
    Dim K 2 months ago +2

    Another "self-made" billionaire / "innovator"...

    SATIVA XR 2 months ago +1

    Guys, in business terms, “disrupting” an industry is a good thing. It means changing in such a significant way, innovation would not fit because there’s a ton of innovation that does not change or “disrupt” an industry. Disrupting an industry is impacting it so much it changes the industry and that IS what Elon is doing