Someone’s got their priorities straight! If you’re wondering how he got to be the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk’s Queen’s University education may have something to do with it. As it turns out, he almost attended the University of Waterloo, but the lack of women on campus changed his mind.
In an interview with the Queen’s Gazette several years ago, Musk revealed that he left his home country of South Africa against his parents’ wishes to study in Canada.
“I came to North America because I felt this was where there was opportunity to do great things in technology,” he said.
Deciding where to pursue post-secondary education isn’t an easy choice and the 48-year-old admitted that he was struggling to decide between Queen’s University and the University of Waterloo.
“I was going to do physics and engineering at Waterloo, but then I visited the campus … and, you may not want to print this, but there didn’t seem to be any girls there! So, I visited Queen’s, and there were girls there. I didn’t want to spend my undergraduate time with a bunch of dudes,” the billionaire told Queen’s Gazette.
It turns out that Musk’s decision worked in his favour, as he met his first wife, Justine Wilson, during his undergrad.
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The two were married in 2000, and divorced in 2008. During their relationship, they had six children together, one of whom tragically passed away due to sudden infant death syndrome at just 10 weeks old, according to The Sun.
Over the years, the billionaire has been linked to other celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Amber Heard. He was also married twice to British actress Talulah Riley.
@flcnhvy @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana https://t.co/lm30U60OtO— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1588660456
It’s no secret that the SpaceX CEO is a controversial figure, but he may just be onto something when it comes to criteria for selecting a university.