What key people has Elon Musk kept as part of his team starting at PayPal, and moving on to SolarCity, Tesla and SpaceX?


This person has been at Elon’s side since the very beginning, through thick and thin and even more. Without this one very special person, who I am sure Elon cares for dearly, Elon Musk wouldn’t be the man he is today.

This individual has been with Elon from the get-go, actively involved in his businesses and his personal life. It is safe to say that Elon Musk owes much of his success to this one very special person, who has been right beside him, even after struggle and strife.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to Kimbal Musk.

Kimbal Musk has been collaborating with his older brother, Elon Musk, since their youth in South Africa.

The question inquires about original members on the PayPal team, but the brothers’ work history dates back to long before their Silicon Valley days. Not only do the brothers continue an active partnership, but they also still goof off the way brothers should.

Although Kimbal maintains a low profile, compared to his older brother, he has been an integral part of Elon Musk’s life. Yes, his role at Tesla and SpaceX are mostly advisory, but I am sure that neither company would be the same without him. He works on his own projects, most notably his effort to revolutionize agriculture, but also stands beside Elon.

If I ever find myself in the position of being the next Elon Musk, I would want a partner like Kimbal by my side.

Together forever, Elon and Kimbal.

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Avinash Singh

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