Justine Musk, the first wife of billionaire Elon Musk, knows a lot about extreme success — her ex-husband is a founder of PayPal and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and has an estimated net worth of around $14 billion.Justine shares some compelling insight into what it takes to reach this level of success in response to a recent Quora thread asking, “How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson?”
“Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things,” she writes, noting that you can still be accomplished — and probably happier — without attaining Elon’s level of success.
Elon and Justine married in 2000 and divorced in 2008. Although Justine wrote in 2010 that she and Elon were estranged, she also noted that she doesn’t regret the marriage and continues to respect Elon’s vision. Read More: