Elon Musk's Dark Ages, Victim of Bullying and Hating His Own Father


 Elon Musk looks perfect as the richest man in the world, genius and charismatic. But no human is perfect. Especially in his childhood, Elon admitted that he had experienced a gloomy period.

Claiming to be an awkward and introverted child, Musk admitted that he was often bullied while attending school in his homeland, South Africa. He even went to the hospital because he was dropped from the stairs.

"For a long time, I was the youngest and youngest kid in the class because my birthday was on the last day of school to accept you," he said in an interview recently with Rolling Stone.

"And I developed slowly. So I was the youngest and the smallest kid in the class for years. The gangs at school were always after me," he added.

Elon Musk also decided to practice self-defense by taking karate, judo and wrestling classes so he could defend himself from the gang. He also became brave to fight back and was no longer bullied.

Not only that, it was a gloomy experience in his childhood. In 1980, his parents divorced. Elon chooses to live with his father, Errol, because his other siblings prefer to be with his mother. He regretted the decision.

"I feel sorry for dad because mom is already with her other child. Dad seems very sad and lonely alone. So I thought, I could be his friend," he said.

"Yes, I felt sad. But at the time I didn't really understand what kind of person he was," he said, adding that his father had bad manners.

"You don't know how bad it was back then. Almost any crime you can think of, he did," Elon said. Errol accused him of often hurting him emotionally, but not physically.

It is not stated what made Elon dislike his father. In 2018, news spread that the father was pregnant with his own stepdaughter. When interviewed, Errol responded casually about his son's dislike.

"Elon Musk has to grow up. I'm not going to repay him. I'll wait until he can think straight. He's on a rage, like a spoiled child," Errol said.

There may be an ego battle. The father is also a successful rich man as an engineering consultant, his wife is a model named Maye. They have 3 children, Elon, Kimbal and Tosca. Errol admits to pampering them.

"I took them to school in a Rolls Royce. I thought they were spoiled. Maybe that's why Elon is acting like a spoiled child now," said Errol.

"My 30-year-old boyfriend is pregnant and we have a child. This news spread and they thought I should just go to a nursing home, don't have fun and have a baby," said Errol.

Errol is openly enamored with the young leaves. "My wife is beautiful, but there will always be prettier and younger girls. I really love Maye but I'm screwed," said Errol.

Elon then moved to Canada, then the United States. From afar, Errol watched his son become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. His younger brother Kimbal also managed to become a restaurant entrepreneur.