Elon Musks life in numbers – from £202bn net worth to 420 obsession

Billionaire Elon Musk has snapped up Twitter for a cool £35billion – after the Tesla and SpaceX mogul was recently named the world’s richest man.

But just how much do you know about the eccentric 50-year-old magnate?

Here, as he takes control of the social media giant, James Moore has crunched the numbers to reveal all the key digits, including some of his personal favourites.

0…how many homes he claims to own, having sold them to couch surf with pals.

1…dollar a day. How much he spent on food while studying at college in Canada.

2…is for the days he spent at Stanford University in the US studying physics before dropping out to start up online directory business Zip2.

3…number of times he’s been divorced, once from author Justine Wilson and twice from actress Talulah Riley.

7…number of children Musk has.

12…his son born in 2020, with the singer Grimes, was initially called X Æ A-12 named after the CIA’s A-12 Lockheed reconnaissance plane. It was later changed to X AE A-XII, for legal reasons.

17…age he left South Africa, where he was born to model Maye and engineer Errol. He had two siblings. Musk was hospitalised after being bullied at school.

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31…his age when the financial services firm PayPal he was involved with was sold to eBay in 2002. Musk made more than £140million.

69…he often jokes about the saucy number, tweeting “nice” when he reached 69million Twitter followers.

90…how many hours the entrepreneur is reckoned to work per week.

420…linked to a tradition of taking cannabis on 4/20 (April 20), Musk has used the number in his financial dealings.

500…dollars. How much the programming nerd sold his video game Blastar to a magazine for, when he was just 12.

564…number of The Simpsons episode he guest starred in. He was also in Iron Man 2 and the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark.

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700…mph. The speed passengers would travel in his Hyperloop transport concept.

555,000…pounds. What he paid in 2013 for the James Bond Lotus Esprit submarine car from 1977 flick The Spy Who Loved Me.

52million…cost of his Gulfstream jet.

85million…his number of followers on Twitter.

4.2billion…pounds profit his electric car firm Tesla made last year.

58billion…pounds SpaceX is worth. Musk aims to colonise Mars.

202billion…pounds. Musk’s reported total worth, recently overtaking Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the globe’s richest person. His wealth is bigger than the GDP of Finland, Portugal or New Zealand.

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