5 Incredible Reasons Why Elon Musk’s Mom, Maye Musk is a True Genius

  • AUTHOR: ERIKA ROSS
  • POSTED ON: 20/Feb/2021
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Extraordinary mommy of an extraordinary child!


Long before the world came to know Elon Musk as a self-made billionaire, his mother Maye Musk was a genius herself who worked incredibly hard to raise her children.


Born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1974, Maye Musk moved to the city of Pretoria in South Africa along with her family in 1950. She married her high-school lover at the age of 22, but her marriage couldn’t last long. She parted ways with her husband after nine years of abusive marriage, and raised her three children alone.


Here are five incredible reasons why Elon Musk’s mom is a true genius:


She is a supermodel


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Maye developed her interest in modeling from a very young age and started her career in modeling at the age of 15. Earlier she believed that her modeling career would be over by the age of 18, but she continued working for decades and is now considered a successful runway and print model.


“My friends tell me: I was famous before Elon was famous,” she said in an interview.


She became even more successful when she hit her 60’s and decided not to color her hair. With a striking hairstyle of white hair, she grabbed even more jobs from renowned magazines and companies such as an ad for Virgin America and the frontpage of New York magazine in 2011. She also had a brief cameo appearance in Beyoncé’s music video “Haunted.”


She is also a dietitian


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With her two master’s degrees in dietetics and nutritional science, she was a successful dietitian in South Africa. After moving to South Africa in her 40s, she rebuilt her dietitian career from scratch. Her job as a dietitian kept her finances flowing when she didn’t get modeling work.


She is social media savvy


Contrary to the stereotype of old people not being able to understand social media, Maye is a straight-out social media maven. With the help of her credible social media connections, Maye landed her first couture show at the age of 67. She also used her twitter account extensively to build her career as a lecturer and dietitian.


She raised her three genius children as a single mother


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Maye Musk struggled to make ends meet after her divorce. “After my divorce, I had to house and feed three kids without maintenance. Poverty makes you work really hard. I remember crying when one of my kids spilled milk. The saying goes ‘don’t cry over spilled milk.’ I cried because I couldn’t buy another milk that day,” Maye said in an interview.


To take care of her children, she worked full time as a dietitian and model. There are times when she had to purchase secondhand clothes to save money. “I never felt guilty about working full-time, because I didn’t have a choice. Taking care of children was the top priority; I worked hard to keep roof over our heads, food in our stomach and basic clothes on our back,” Maye said in an interview.


She knew that that she was raising a genius


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While promoting her memoir “A women Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success,” Maye said that her son, Elon Musk, was showing signs of extraordinary brilliance when he was only 3 years old.


“Well at 3, I knew he was a genius, but you still don’t know if he’s going to do great things.” Maye said, talking about her 49 year old son, Elon. With her correct guidance and upbringing, her now billionaire son continues to make history!


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Updated 2021-02-20 at 07:15:57

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