Dating friendship with millionaire women
The sale of Pay Pal vaulted Elon's net worth to well over 0 million.
The same week, Nevada went down for a nap, placed on his back as always, and stopped breathing.
Elon's judgment overruled mine, and he was constantly remarking on the ways he found me lacking.
"I am your wife," I told him repeatedly, "not your employee." "If you were my employee," he said just as often, "I would fire you."By the time e Bay bought Pay Pal in 2002, we had moved to Los Angeles and had our first child, a boy named Nevada Alexander.
One night I heard myself tell my sister, "If Elon ever calls me again, I think I'll go for it.
I might have missed something there." He called me one week later. He was sharing an apartment in Mountain View with three roommates and building his first dot-com company, Zip2. One night, over dinner, he asked me how many kids I wanted to have.
Elon and I planned to get pregnant again as swiftly as possible.
I made uneasy jokes that he was about to dump me for a supermodel.
In the late spring of 2008, my wealthy entrepreneurial husband, Elon Musk, the father of my five young sons, filed for divorce. I was an aspiring writer in my first year at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, sprung from a small hometown and recovering from a difficult case of first love with the older man I'd left behind. He said we'd met at a party I knew I hadn't been to.
Six weeks later, he texted me to say he was engaged to a gorgeous British actress in her early 20s who had moved to Los Angeles to be with him. (Years later, he would confess that he had noticed me from across the common room and decided he wanted to meet me.) He invited me out for ice cream.
It was the first time that a boy found my sense of ambition — instead of my long hair or narrow waist — attractive.
Previous boyfriends complained that I was "competitive," but Elon said I had "a fire in my soul." When he told me, "I see myself in you," I knew what he meant.
He bought and renovated an 1,800-square-foot condo: We now had a place of our own.