Second Divorce For Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA)’s CEO Elon Musk
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s celebrity CEO, Elon Musk, is divorcing again. Musk filed this week to divorce his wife Talulah Riley, for a second time. The two intend to split amicably, and Musk has also reportedly agreed to make some financial settlement to Riley with regards to the latest divorce. Musk is a successful entrepreneur, having founded PayPal amongst other companies.
Together after 18 months
Musk first divorced Riley in 2012 and announced the development to the world. He tweeted about the divorce saying that the four years he lived with Riley were amazing. He further stated that he believed Riley would one day make someone very happy. About 18 months after divorcing Riley, Musk tied the knot again with her. Perhaps being the happy “someone” that he predicted for Riley when their first parted ways.
Riley is British actress who has featured in prominent films such as St. Trinians and Pride and Prejudice. The couple remained together for a year after they remarried. However, Riley stayed away in the U.K. for several months to work on a film. Riley and Musk first tied the knot in 2010.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Musk has this time around tweeted about the latest divorce with Riley, but reportedly agreed to pay $16 million to Riley in connection with the divorce.
Before marrying Riley, Musk was in a marriage with a Canadian novelist known as Justine Musk. They lived together for eight years and had five sons.
Musk is regarded among the most innovative technology entrepreneurs in the world. He founded Zip2, a company produced software for publishing online content. Zip2 was sold for about $340 million back in 1999. PayPal is a creation of Musk. The online transaction company was purchased by eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) in 2002 for $2.1 billion.
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), an electric car maker, is another creation of Musk. The company reached a deal to invest about $5 billion in a GigaFactory project to produce battery cells in Nevada.
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