Elon Musk’s latest biography covers his professional and personal career. His first wife, Justine Musk, wrote a narrative that examines a different aspect of his life.
The author previously shared details of their relationship, including its difficulties, and explained how they eventually broke up. The story, titled “I was an initial wife” It was published in Marie Claire.
He also mentioned that the tech billionaire used to tell him: “If you were my employee, I would fire you” before their divorce occurred.
His story began at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. At that time, Justine, who aspired to be a writer, crossed paths with Elon Musk, a…“A clean, upper-class boy with a South African accent.” After a brief initial interaction, after which Justine tried to ignore him but Musk was persistent as always, she finally caught Justine’s attention. “He’s not a man who takes no for an answer.” she wrote.
Although they went their separate ways for a time, they eventually rekindled their relationship when Musk moved to Silicon Valley and co-founded Zip2 Corp.
His wealth began to grow, especially after selling the company, but the rise from struggling businessman to millionaire altered their relationship.
Justine recalled that Elon Musk asked her to sign a financial agreement before their wedding in 2020, which she declined because she did not fully understand its consequences.
However, their relationship became more complicated when Musk’s self-proclaimed dominance began to overshadow her. She often felt like she was treated more like an employee than a wife.
“Elon’s judgment overturned mine,” Justine wrote on her account. “He constantly commented on the things he found wanting in me. ‘I’m your wife,’ I told him repeatedly, ‘not your employee.’ “If you were my employee,” he said just as frequently, “I would fire you.”
The couple divorced in September 2008. During the divorce, Elon Musk offered Justine an $80 million settlement, but she turned it down.
He wanted a share of Tesla and SpaceX, but the court did not grant it to him.
Instead, he received $20,000 a month for personal expenses and an undisclosed amount of alimony. She also got her 6,000 square foot home in Bel Air Hills. This divorce was one of the most expensive in history, as described by The New York Post.
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