See What Elon Musk Looked Like As A Kid

By TeeJay Small | Published

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Famed Twitter CEO and emerald mine profiteer, Elon Musk, has been making the rounds in the media lately for a number of reasons. The latest controversy surrounding the former wealthiest man alive comes at the hands of Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, and has us all carefully analyzing images of Elon Musk as a kid.

These images, shared by Twitter users aim to respond to an absolutely bonkers post shared by Ye over Instagram, which strangely presents a case for Elon Musk as a kid, appearing to be half-Chinese. Ye and Elon have shared an on again off again friendship dating back to 2018, most recently catalogued by Elon allowing Ye back into his Twitter account which had been banned after Ye posted dangerous and harmful antisemitic rhetoric to his millions of followers. Elon was regretfully forced to ban the disgraced rap artist from the platform all over again after Ye shared overtly pro-Hitler sentiments on the air with right wing extremist Alex Jones.

The post, which also takes aim at Ye rival and former President of the United States Barack Obama, features Ye referring to himself in the third person, referring to himself as the future president, and an absolute word salad. It also served as a sort of bizarre ‘happy birthday’ post for former Ye collaborator Jay Z. Ye uses the post as a call to action, asking his fans, supporters, and casual onlookers of this tantrum, to launch an investigation into the so-called Chinese genetic hybrid Elon Musk as a kid.

This accusation of Chinese heritage has several Twitter users baffled and searching through photographs of Elon Musk as a kid to find answers. While some were quick to make note of baby Musk’s physical attributes, such as his eye shape and skin tone, others questioned why Elon’s parental lineage and ethnicity were of any importance in the first place. If official sources are to be trusted, Elon Musk was born and raised in South Africa and has English and Dutch ancestry. Musk was born to a Canadian mother, who served as a model and dietician, and a land developer father who was part owner of a Zambian diamond mine.

By all accounts, Elon Musk as a kid, was an awkward and introverted child, who took an early interest in video games and tech, teaching himself to code and build gaming PC’s throughout his preteen and teenage years. When Elon Musk was 9 years old, his parents divorced, which is as good a reason as any for his origin story, putting him on a path to become one of the world’s wealthiest men.

For many years, Elon Musk was best known as the CEO of other tech companies such as Tesla and SpaceX, or for expensive stunts such as manufacturing flamethrowers or shooting his car into the Earth’s orbit. Elon’s Twitter takeover was choreographed through a series of huge headlines, ultimately culminating in a $44 billion purchase made by offloading stocks, and likely a few SEC violations, for which the billionaire is no stranger. At no point did anyone think Elon Musk as a kid would be a contentious point of discussion.

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Adult Elon Musk.

In his brief and ongoing stint as the owner of Twitter, Musk has made waves by firing core staff members, and rolling out new key features such as the $8 verification check mark, which resulted in dozens of Twitter’s largest advertisers fleeing the platform over security concerns.

Despite the many conflicting opinions on whether or not Elon Musk appears to have Chinese heritage in these unearthed photos of him as a kid, Elon himself tweeted that he takes Ye’s post as a compliment. At this time, it is unclear why being Chinese would be either a compliment or an insult to anyone, instead of just being a thing that a person could be, but for more on that we’d need to speak with Ye and Elon directly.

So to close the book on Ye’s salacious theory: Is Elon Musk in fact half-Chinese? The short answer is no. Despite what some Twitter users are suggesting, the shape of Elon Musk’s face as a kid presented in these photographs doesn’t provide or support evidence for any theory.