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 • 333

  • leslie himent
    leslie himent 6 days ago

    he is a pot head

  • unknown 12
    unknown 12 17 days ago

    Yes , but why say disrupt ??

  • Matty K
    Matty K 20 days ago

    Tax dodging fraud

  • alex riquelme
    alex riquelme Month ago

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

  • Wasifatehi Emon
    Wasifatehi Emon Month ago

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

  • Ishaq A.T
    Ishaq A.T Month ago

    Tony stark vs vegetarian brother kidding

  • Zoch Buppet
    Zoch Buppet Month 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 Month ago

    God bless you elon must

  • Clifford inggs
    Clifford inggs 2 months ago

    musk i watch this

  • Sandman
    Sandman 2 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 2 months ago

    that's my family tree

  • svetarocks
    svetarocks 2 months ago

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

  • fishsticks-RND
    fishsticks-RND 2 months ago

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

  • Varun P
    Varun P 2 months ago

    I'm happy that he has so many kids

  • tisFrancesfault
    tisFrancesfault 2 months ago

    Chiropractics isn't a real medical profession...

  • blairbushproject
    blairbushproject 3 months ago

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

  • goth witch
    goth witch 3 months ago

    Wtf am I doing it’s 1 am

  • The Dudess
    The Dudess 3 months ago

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

  • Cloud 4shadowing
    Cloud 4shadowing 3 months ago

    I thought he was American. Lol

  • Craig Coady
    Craig Coady 3 months ago

    good genes

  • Jeremy Jordan
    Jeremy Jordan 3 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 3 months ago

    Blew my mind

  • David Argenal
    David Argenal 3 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 3 months ago

    His family musk be amazing

  • Scoundrel 91
    Scoundrel 91 3 months ago

    So basically nepotism.

  • Joey Chitwood
    Joey Chitwood 3 months ago

    Quackpractors aka Chiropractors.

  • Score Footy
    Score Footy 3 months ago

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

  • N O
    N O 3 months ago

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

  • Rudy Gold
    Rudy Gold 3 months ago

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

  • steadno steadno
    steadno steadno 3 months ago

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

  • Aerin Atkins
    Aerin Atkins 3 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 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • Nikita Forney
    Nikita Forney 3 months ago

    He is my 8 cousin 2 removed

  • Wolfson
    Wolfson 3 months ago

    This video makes me think of Vox. Anyone else?

  • Blabla Blubblub
    Blabla Blubblub 3 months ago

    He sucks so much like Tesla

  • FromFame
    FromFame 3 months ago

    Here you go ladies, marry an engineer ;)

  • st2838
    st2838 3 months ago

    Elongated musk rat

  • Alfonzo D
    Alfonzo D 3 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

  • O.K
    O.K 3 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 3 months ago

    He is the Father of Understanding

  • Matt Garcya
    Matt Garcya 3 months ago

    Pointless video

  • Tim McDonald
    Tim McDonald 3 months ago

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

  • Jarid Gaming
    Jarid Gaming 3 months ago

    A Family of Geniuses

  • Tom Chan
    Tom Chan 3 months ago

    Props to CNBC for not including that annoying outro.

  • Mo Smith
    Mo Smith 3 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 3 months ago


  • Daddyo Abdul
    Daddyo Abdul 3 months ago

    Wtf musk

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 3 months ago +14

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

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 2 months ago

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

    • blasteroid
      blasteroid 2 months ago

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

    • Jonathan
      Jonathan 3 months 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 3 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Stupid American obsession with "ancestry"

  • Aras_slot
    Aras_slot 3 months ago

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

  • Haiti LeBlanc
    Haiti LeBlanc 3 months ago +1

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

  • KNO
    KNO 3 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 3 months ago

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

  • katzceo
    katzceo 3 months ago

    Apartheid money travels really far💸💸

  • Billy Garnett
    Billy Garnett 3 months ago

    You forgot about elongated musket gun

  • Inzam
    Inzam 3 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 3 months ago +11

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

    • blasteroid
      blasteroid 2 months ago

      I know.. that was super weird.

  • Jodog
    Jodog 3 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 3 months ago +25

    Wow, what a family.

  • Chris A
    Chris A 3 months ago

    Family of aliens.

  • Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali 3 months ago

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

    MINT QUACK 3 months ago


  • 111AAA
    111AAA 3 months ago +3


  • sawyermatters
    sawyermatters 3 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 4 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

  • Uak Fam
    Uak Fam 4 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 3 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 4 months ago


  • Kevin Sheppard
    Kevin Sheppard 4 months ago

    Where is proof of the emerald mine claim?

  • HH 11
    HH 11 4 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 4 months ago

    the word 'disrupt' bothers me alot.

  • Life Of Liban
    Life Of Liban 4 months ago

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

  • Salim Huerta
    Salim Huerta 4 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 4 months ago +46

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

    • Danny
      Danny 3 months ago +4

      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 3 months ago +16

      +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 3 months ago +1

      +FatalTC the dude seems like an egomaniac.

    • FatalTC
      FatalTC 3 months ago +26

      Michael Choe cause when their dad left em they were broke

  • Yunus - Jonah
    Yunus - Jonah 4 months ago

    Is he a jew ?
    I bet he is

  • La nube que flota
    La nube que flota 4 months ago

    well, I am still poor.

  • Cletus Abbot III
    Cletus Abbot III 4 months ago

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

  • Dave Hammond
    Dave Hammond 4 months ago

    Who named these guys?

  • Luka M
    Luka M 4 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 4 months ago

    Why this media is always attacking Elon musk?

  • Karl
    Karl 4 months ago

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

  • Kaler Putatma
    Kaler Putatma 4 months ago +1

    Look at Elon Musk now!

  • Abdulaziz
    Abdulaziz 4 months ago

    I do not know that guy

    • Abdulaziz
      Abdulaziz 2 months ago

      Maybe because I am talking to you my life become sadder

    • Alex 1218
      Alex 1218 2 months ago

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

    • Abdulaziz
      Abdulaziz 2 months ago

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

    • Alex 1218
      Alex 1218 2 months ago

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

  • walif walif
    walif walif 4 months ago

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

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  • LemonGaia
    LemonGaia 4 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 4 months ago

    Elon musk Make your company Private and make greatness.

  • abd alrahman
    abd alrahman 4 months ago


  • Maen Marashdeh
    Maen Marashdeh 4 months ago +9

    Adopt me Elon musk I am ready to take the thrown

  • How to Save a Billion
    How to Save a Billion 4 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 4 months ago

    Disrupting the Industries..

  • achraf rouissi
    achraf rouissi 4 months ago

    They're not as great as elon

  • S#cial EnteRtainment
    S#cial EnteRtainment 4 months ago

    They are controling world

  • Tk Hannibal
    Tk Hannibal 4 months ago

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

  • robert mills
    robert mills 4 months ago

    Well i have only one advice for him


  • Krishna Mohan
    Krishna Mohan 4 months ago

    Wow Elon looks so much like his grandfather!