Elon Musk is the South African born entrepreneur and business magnate, responsible for co-founding groundbreaking companies including PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, amongst others.
Over the years, Musk’s astounding success has been compared to other visionaries such as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Howard Hughes.
He’s worth an amazing $256 billion. Understandably so, Musk’s massive success makes him an idol and inspiration to many business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.
High School Donation
Its widely known that Musk has had an unpleasant time during his time at Bryanston High School, where he was constantly bullied and assaulted, to the point where he spent two weeks at a clinic in Sandton.
After that incident, his father, Errol Musk, moved him from Bryanston High to Pretoria Boys High School, where he finished his matric in 1988.
From 1990 – 2009, Bill Schroder was headmaster of Pretoria Boys High School.
During his stay as the headmaster, he headed a fundraising exercise over a four-year period, where at his request, Elon Musk donated R1 million to the school.
Schroder approached Musk again at a later stage and further sent a second x-amount donation to the school.