Personal life Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa and grew up in neighbouring Canada before emigrating to the United States where he made his home in Silicon Valley.
He has five children with his first wife Justine Wilson, to whom he was married from 2000 to 2008 though they separated in 2008 and divorced in early 2010. As of 2017, Musk was dating musician Grimes (born Claire Elise Boucher), though the two had broken up by May 2018. Musk announced their break-up on Twitter, claiming that the long-distance relationship had been unworkable.
I’ve always found Elon Musk to be an interesting character. He’s a brilliant guy who has accomplished a lot in his life already and is constantly pushing himself to move forward in life by making bigger and better things. When I saw that he had been asked about his thoughts on Russia’s involvement with Donald Trump as well as nuclear power and how it could change our lives for better or worse it got me interested in hearing what he had to say about these issues.
This was just something small but when you look at Elon Musk as a whole these are all things that are part of who he is and what makes him who he is which made me interested in seeing how all of these questions affected him.
Elon Musk on Putin
I don’t love him. But my colleagues respect him for his leadership and his emphasis on Russian patriotism, which is particularly important given Russia’s history of humiliating invasions.
While I am not trying to say that Vladimir Putin is a good man or a great leader, I do think he has done some really important things for his country. He is focusing on putting Russia back into shape after many decades of turmoil and warfare. This means pushing progress on nuclear power and revitalizing Russian patriotism by promoting cultural unity as opposed to political correctness.
Elon Musk on nuclear power
Musk revealed that he highly recommends nuclear power. Musk has previously said that we need to start thinking about a world with a trillion people on it, and in order to do so effectively, there will need to be sustainable energy sources that are scalable. This is where nuclear power comes in. A single large nuclear plant can provide enough power for over 500,000 homes if used efficiently; to achieve similar results using solar would require roughly one million individual panels—an impractical solution.
The problem is that nuclear power has a pretty bad reputation. This is largely due to some catastrophic events in history—such as Chornobyl and Fukushima—which were caused by improper handling of radiation. Many people still fear nuclear power because of these events, which can be traced back to having humans operating nuclear reactors without proper precautions or knowledge. Elon Musk on love: As for his personal life, he doesn’t feel there’s enough time for love life, at least not now.
Musk has repeatedly said that nuclear power is one of our best bets for a sustainable energy source in an increasingly populated world—it’s just a matter of properly executing it. We may not all feel comfortable with nuclear power, but without it, there could be a lot more people on earth in 2050 than expected.
The question is whether we can develop safe nuclear plants and have them at scale by then Elon Musk on-Putin: Regarding Russia’s controversial president, Elon doesn’t seem to be a fan. When asked if he believes Putin is a good or bad leader, he replied Neither. In fact, it seems that Elon has little respect for anyone in power at all—he believes most people in government have no idea what they are doing and instead rely on experts to advise them. However, many of these experts are employed by private corporations that do not have the public interest at heart; thus many politicians are left without sound advice when making decisions.
Elon Musk on love
Elon Musk doesn’t normally like to talk about his personal life. But when you bring up love, he can’t help himself. This month, on CBS’s 60 Minutes show, interviewer Lesley Stahl asked Musk about his ex-wife Justine Wilson—who first met her husband-to-be at a college party and introduced him to alcohol—and his relationship with actress Amber Heard. He said: I was really in love [with Wilson]. I thought we would get married… I mean it just didn’t work out… She ended up being hospitalized during that time as well. Regarding Heard: We were not on good terms when we parted ways… but I did see her around a few times after that.
In some ways, Musk has been lucky in love. Wilson said she was in sort of a bad place during their marriage and that she leaned on Elon pretty hard. She also described him as the kindest person I’ve ever met. It wasn’t to be though and they divorced after eight years of marriage. Around two years later he started dating Heard (former wife of Johnny Depp) who he credits with making him want to get serious about his personal life.
How much more serious? After he told Stahl that he was finally in love with Heard and planned to marry her (that didn’t happen), Wilson told E! News that she wished him well. She added: I have no regrets whatsoever about our relationship. It was beautiful while it lasted. We had eight years together and I think everyone should experience a bond like that at least once in their life. Because it’s not something you forget…I wish him all success in his ventures going forward.
Flooding happens all over America every year. From 2005 to 2014 (the latest data available) almost 40 per cent of flood damage claims occurred in just five states: Louisiana (17 per cent), Florida (11 per cent), Texas (10 per cent), California (9 per cent) and Pennsylvania (6 per cent). These areas are especially prone to flooding because they’re near bodies of water. But homeowners in some Midwest states are also at risk—especially after heavy rainstorms—due to excess snowmelt from last winter and a lot of rain over summer. In fact, June was one of Wisconsin’s wettest months on record.
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I thought it was interesting that even in a high-pressure situation, and on a controversial topic like nuclear power, Elon still managed to make his points entertaining. He knows when to get out of an argument and move on; he also knows how to end an interview with grace and humour. It’s no surprise that he doesn’t get caught up in the petty drama. He tries to always be in love—which is something I think we could all stand to strive for ourselves! Remember: life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ♥♥♥
I also loved how he discussed plans for a colony on Mars. It was interesting to learn about his inspiration for his interest in space and aliens. Even though I don’t see myself pursuing a career in space travel—I’m just not that brave!—I was inspired by how much he seems to love what he does. He exudes passion and energy; it’s impossible not to get caught up in his enthusiasm. His intense dedication is inspiring and makes me want to be better at whatever it is I do. The world would be lucky to have more people like Elon!
One of my favourite moments was when he discussed his dedication to giving back. He talked about how it’s important to make humanity a multi-planet species and said that he only wants to do things that change the world. As an environmentalist and humanitarian, I think people like Elon are going to be some of our best hopes for saving our planet in years to come. It takes visionaries like him to drive us towards a sustainable future. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish as a species!
I also really enjoyed reading about Elon’s love life. His wife is so lucky to have someone who is so dedicated to her and their family; she must feel very loved! The way he talks about love reminds me of how much my own husband loves me—and makes me grateful that I found someone who loves me just as much as Elon loves his wife. We all need more love in our lives, right? ♥♥♥
I hope you enjoyed reading these articles; they were fun for me to write because they gave me an excuse to research topics I might not have otherwise read up on (like nuclear power!).
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