Damian Musk is the son of Elon Musk, the most successful business tycoon in the world. His father is also the first person on the planet to surpass a net worth of $300 billion. Musk, who is known for his innovative ideas has predominantly racked the abovementioned fortune as the founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, Inc. But, his fortune as of December 2022 is $146.5 billion.
In addition to his massive success in the business world, the world’s richest man remains quite reluctant when it comes to his children. So, it is quite obvious many people are curious to know about the life of his six sons. But, in today’s article, we are only going to explore the hush-hush life of Damian.
So, let’s find out Damian’s educational details, his love for piano, and many more interesting facts.
Damian Musk was born through IVF: His Age and Childhood Details
He is one of a trio of triplets of Elon Musk and his first wife Justine Musk. Damian and his trio brothers named Saxon and Kai were born on 1st Jan 2006, in Los Angeles, California. And as for their age, the triplet brothers are aged 17 as of 2023.
His mother came up with the decision to give birth to her child only through IVF after her firstborn son Nevada Alexander Musk (Damian’s oldest brother) died. He was only 10 weeks old when the tragedy happened. She opened up about the decision in the article she wrote for Marieclaire.com,
“I buried my feelings instead, coping with Nevada’s death by making my first visit to an IVF clinic less than two months later. Elon and I planned to get pregnant again as swiftly as possible.”
Within the next five years, the then-married couple successfully became parents of five kids.
How Many Siblings Does Damian Have?
As we have mentioned earlier that Damian is one of the trio brothers of triplets that include Saxon and Kai Musk. Furthermore, Musk also has twin older brothers named Griffin Musk and Xavier. They were too conceived through in vitro fertilization in 2004.
In fact, Damian’s twin brother Xavier is no more a guy. He has rather changed his gender from male to female and also his name to Vivian Jenna Wilson. She said that she became a woman and changed his full moniker because, “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
Also, Damian has a half-brother named X Æ A-Xii born in May 2020 from his father’s relationship with Canadian musician Grimes.
How Did Damian’s Brother Nevada Die?
It was back in 2002 when Damian’s parents went through a terrific family tragedy when they lost their infant baby Nevada. He was merely 10 weeks old at that time.
Justin wrote in her earlier mentioned article that her baby was asleep when he suddenly stopped breathing. By the time they managed paramedics to resuscitate him, he had already gone for too long without oxygen and was brain-dead. They soon took him on life support in a hospital in Orange Country, where Nevada spent three days until his parents take him off it.
The reason behind his death was SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
Education: Where does Damian Musk go to school?
Talking about his school life, it is rather different than what other teens go to. While your average teen goes to a local high school, Damian here studies at the school which is owned by his own dad.
Damian Musk is now at Ad Astra, an innovative school co-funded by his father Musk and a former teacher named Joshua Dahn in 2014. Musk opened it to educate his own children and some children of SpaceX employees.
And his main motive to start such a different educational system is to teach kids based on their own aptitudes. In 2015, the billionaire said in his interview in Beijing, China,
“Indeed, there are no qualifications, instead of treating the school as an assembly line, I think it makes more sense to attend to education to match your skills and student abilities.”
In the same talk, Elon explained that he doesn’t like the separation of children based on their age. Thus, at his own school, the students who range from the age of 7 to 20 are never separated based on their age.
Further talking about his kids’ education, Elon said in a live interview on the audio app Clubhouse that his kids, “were mostly educated by YouTube and Reddit.”
As for Ad Astra’s curriculum, the school is heavy on courses in Artificial Intelligence, design, and coding. Music and sports, however, will not see at the school. As of 2022, the pupils at the school are reportedly more than 40
Ad Astra was first built in the actor Gene Wilder‘s former estate, located in the Bel-Air, Los Angeles. But, in October 2020, Musk sold the property. So, as of now, it is a little bit unclear where the school is exactly located.
Elon Musk’s Son Damian Musk is a Promising Physicist
He is now a theoretical physics researcher who currently works at the Fermilab Theory Division and Caltech INQNET consortium. He there predominantly works in quantum information for high-energy physics.
As per WOLFRAM, the star kid is also interested in fiction writing and musical performance. Thus, Damian “enjoys exploring the interplay between music and science, hoping to bring scientific sensibilities to his art and artistic sensibilities to his research.”
Besides, Musk is also linked to various nonprofit organizations.
He Loves to Play Piano
Damian Musk is pretty much into a piano. People knew about his interest in piano after a Twitter user named Kristennetten posted a video of Damian playing piano for the elderly in Feb 2021. However, Kirsten mistakenly wrote that Saxon was playing the musical instrument. And later on, Elon responded to the video and said that it was actually Damian.
Here is the post,
— •K10•👀♥️ (@Kristennetten) February 6, 2021
Damian Musk Parents’ Shared an Equal Custody of Their Five Children After Their Divorce
His parents Elon and Justin met for the first time when both of them were at college. At the time of their first meeting, Justin was only 18, whereas, Musk was 19.
Justin once said that Musk was after her and would ask her for out multiple times. But, she always would say no. It went on until they ended up living together in an apartment in the Bay Area which they shared with three other roommates.
For their wedding, the couple exchanged their vows in Jan 2000. They led a happy married life for years. However, things didn’t go well between the two for long and they separated in Sept 2008. Ever since their divorce finalization, Musk and his then-wife Justin have shared the joint custody of their five kids.
His Life As the Son of Super Rich Dad
Being the first generation of one of the richest men in the world, Damian has, undoubtedly, experienced quite a lavish life beyond our wildest dreams. He also got the chance to travel to many exotic countries all over the world during his father’s extensive business trips.
But, in the meantime, Damian’s father has also installed discipline in his household and stamped some particular rules to keep his kids in a good shape.
Damian Musk Net Worth
As we have mentioned above being the son of such a wealthiest dad, Damian is definitely enjoying an extravagant lifestyle. However, as far as his net worth is concerned, it is yet to be estimated.
On the other hand, his father Musk has a total net worth of $146.5 billion as of 2023. The first time, Elon earned the tag of a billionaire in 2012 with a $2 billion amount of fortune.
He mostly makes his money as the CEO of Tesla Motors. He also bought Twitter for a staggering $44 billion in October 2022.
Is Damian Musk Dating a Girlfriend?
Much like several star kids out there, Damian has strictly kept his life out of showbiz. He has neither been active on any social media handles nor has ever made a single public appearance to date. And the same could be said for his love life as Musk has never come forward with his relationship.
Thus, as of 2022, it is quite difficult to confirm if 17-year-old Damian is dating a girlfriend or not.
Quick Facts About Damian
- He holds three citizenships including American.
- Ethnicity-wise, Damian is mixed.
- Furthermore, his paternal grandfather Errol Musk is an engineer and pilot. And his paternal grandma Maye Musk is a model.