Maye Musk is a Canadian-South African American model, dietitian and author. She is the mother of Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk, and Tosca Musk. Maye has been pursuing her career as a model since she was 15 and it has been more than 50 years. She has appeared on the covers of magazines including a health edition of Time Magazine, international editions of Vogue, Women’s Day, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Maye Haldeman was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on 19th April 1948. Maye Musk was a twin and one of her mother’s five children. She was very young when her family moved to Pretoria, South Africa in 1950, where her parents, named Winnifred Josephine “Wyn” (Fletcher) and Dr. Joshua Norman Haldeman developed their trades and later flew with the family while touring the world on a propeller plane in 1952.
Maye Musk career
Maye Musk, formerly Maye Haldeman (before marriage), was a well-known figure when she became a finalist in the 1969 Miss South Africa beauty pageant.
In 1970, at the age of 22, she married Errol Musk, who was just two years her senior and whom she had met in high school. Errol Musk was a South African engineer who fathered three children he shared with Maye Musk. It was after marriage that Maye went on to get her Masters in Dietetics at the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa. She later earned another master’s degree in nutrition and received a certificate from the University of Toronto.
Although Maye went through various ups and downs in her personal life, she continued her modeling career in Canada and the United States. She appeared on the boxes of edibles and in various commercials and videos.
She also modeled while nude for the cover of Time Magazine’s health issues, and she next went nude for the cover of New York Magazine in 2011, where she appeared with a fake stomach.
Maye appeared on the cover of Elle Canada in 2012, remained part of various ad campaigns, became CoverGirl’s oldest spokesperson model at age 69 and left her mark on history, and finally appeared as Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit model in 2022 and completed the modeling phase at age 74.
Maye Musk biography
|Date of birth
|April 19, 1948
|Age (as of 2022)
|Place of birth
|Orange Free State University, University of Toronto
|in feet inches – 5′ 8” – in centimeters – 173cm
|in kilograms – 58kg – in pounds – 128 pounds
Maye Musk Family
|Who is Maye Musk’s husband?
|Errol Musk (m. 1970–1979)
|Three (Elon Musk, Tosca Musk & Kimbal Musk)
Maye Musk married Errol Musk in 1970 and became an engineer in South Africa. The Musk couple’s marriage went through various ups and downs after the birth of their three children, and the relationship soon became abusive (according to Maye Musk).
She divorced her husband in 1979, but two years later her son Elon Musk decided to stay with his father. After four years of the father-son duo uniting, Maye’s other son Kimbal also joined the father-son duo and stayed with them. Meanwhile, Elon was graduating from high school and decided to move to Canada, while Maye moved to Canada with her daughter Tosca.
Maye Musk Net Worth
It would be an undeniable fact that Maye still makes millions due to her multi-professional career as a model, dietician, nutritionist and entrepreneur. In addition to her modeling career, she works as a nutritionist and gives presentations worldwide. Despite this, she is also an author and has written a memoir entitled A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success (2019). At the moment, Maye Musk’s estimated net worth must be $15 million or even $30 million.
Facts About Maye Musk
- Maye and Errol went to high school together and later turned their relationship into a sacred bond.
- She began her modeling career at the age of 15 while living in South Africa.
- Maye was a finalist in the Miss South Africa Beauty 1969 pageant.
- Honored by the New York Post, Maye was dubbed “a star in her own right” as she is a self-deserving 74-year-old woman who is still enthusiastic and attractive about her modeling career.
- She took the stage in her swimsuit dress in May 2022, aged 74, and made history while spreading the message that all women should rely on their swimsuits.
- Maye became the oldest personality to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue.
- She has touched the hearts of many with her empowering ideas and her comments and the support of the most successful family that includes her son making history by becoming the richest person in the world.