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Who is Kimbal Musk, Tesla director in a cowboy hat and Elon Musk's brother?

Jun 13, 2024 04:30 PM IST

Kimbal Musk grew up in South Africa with his brother before moving to Canada to pursue a business degree at Queen's University.

Tesla shareholders are voting to ratify CEO Elon Musk's $56 billion pay package which was voided by a court in January. The billionaire said that shareholders were voting by wide margins to approve the pay package. On the agenda for the meeting is the re-election of directors, including Elon Musk's younger brother, Kimbal. Usually seen posing in a cowboy hat, Tesla's website describes him as an entrepreneur, activist and chef.

Usually seen posing in a cowboy hat, Tesla's website describes Kimbal Musk as an entrepreneur, activist and chef.(Reuters)
Usually seen posing in a cowboy hat, Tesla's website describes Kimbal Musk as an entrepreneur, activist and chef.(Reuters)

Read more: Elon Musk is very confident Tesla will give him $56 billion pay: ‘They are voting yes’

Here are top things you need to know about Kimbal Musk?

  1. Kimbal Musk is Elon Musk's younger brother. He grew up in South Africa with his brother before moving to Canada to pursue a business degree at Queen's University.
  2. Kimbal Musk turns 52 this year and is younger to Elon Musk by a year. His net worth was estimated at $700 million in 2021, as per Forbes. Read more: Elon Musk joked about spanking SpaceX coworkers, evaluated 'women's bra size'
  3. Kimal Musk owns nearly 2 million shares of Tesla, worth more than $350 million, as per the company's filing.
  4. He was a director of SpaceX from 2002, when it was founded, to January 2022, and served on Chipotle Mexican Grill's board between 2013 and 2019.
  5. The brothers also collaborated for an internet enterprise software firm Zip2 Corp which they co-founded in 1995. It was acquired by Compaq for a reported $307 million, as per the New York Times and merged into Yahoo Maps in 1999. Read more: Mukesh Ambani- Elon Musk's India satellite internet race heats up as Reliance clears hurdle
  6. Kimbal Musk also invested in his brother's online financial services firm X.com which merged with PayPal.
  7. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has cofounded the Kitchen Restaurant Group which has restaurants across the United States.

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