Elon Musk’s mother, Maye Musk, is a huge success in her own right. She’s adapted to life’s many changes, established a top-flight modeling career and raised three children.
Maye, who at 69 became Cover Girl’s oldest-ever cover model, decided to reflect a bit on Wednesday.
She provided a few bits of information on her son Elon, revealing that his scholastic aptitude was readily apparent at a young age.
Via Twitter, Maye Musk explained that Elon kicked the megabytes out of a computer aptitude test – as a teenager. But the test’s administrators needed a do-over; they had never received results with scores so high.
The billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX delivered the elite test scores when he was a teenager in South Africa, at the University of Pretoria.
Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Canada.
Elon Musk was 17 and forged a fairly successful career for himself from that point.
Back to the proud mom:
The images shared by Maye Musk on Twitter include a letter from the Director of Information Management at the University of Pretoria.
The letter, dated 1989, reads: “I have requested ISM (SA) to conduct aptitude tests on Elon Musk regarding computer programming etc. The results were outstanding.”
It probably comes as no surprise today that Elon Musk produced an A+ in both Operating and Programming.
It’s not exactly Will Farrell’s level of comfort (“Mom! Meatloaf!!”) living with his mother in “Wedding Crashers,” but Musk certainly has a prideful mother.
Sharing the letter on Twitter, Maye wrote: “I found your computer aptitude test from when you were 17. If I remember correctly, they had to retest you because they had never seen such a high score.
“No wonder you are such a brilliant engineer.”