EXCLUSIVE: Did your toddler cut your hair, Elon? World’s richest man Musk sports wild Mohawk as he touches down in Miami with son X Æ A-XII and dog Marvin in tow
With a personal fortune of close to $300 billion at his disposal, the world’s wealthiest man Elon Musk could afford any haircut he desires, and this week, the eccentric billionaire opted for a very quirky Mohawk. The founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX debuted his avant-garde new look when he was photographed landing in Miami on Wednesday night.
Musk, 50, flew in on a private jet ahead of Art Basel Miami, the exclusive international art fair known for glamorous parties and celebrity sightings, which got under way Thursday and will run through Saturday. The trailblazing businessman put his new ‘do on full display, showing off the shaved sides of his head, topped with a shock of wavy, richly hued chestnut hair running from his forehead down to the nape of his neck, and revealing his taut face.
Musk’s tresses have long been the source of much speculation online, with at least one expert telling Page Six in 2018 that it is ‘highly, highly likely’ that the tech mogul has undergone hair transplant surgery. Photos of Musk from his time at PayPal 20 years ago (pictured) show the fresh-faced South African native with a visibly receding hairline. Since then, the entrepreneur’s mane has grown thicker and darker, suggesting surgical intervention and a hair care routine possibly involving dyes to give Musk a more youthful and vigorous look.
A photo taken from the back shows Musk’s new Mohawk tapering off at the nape of his neck.
Musk wore a black Western-style denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up, a matching bandana, dark-colored jeans and cowboy boots in a clear nod to his new home state of Texas.
Tesla announced on Wednesday it has officially relocated its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley in California to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas, and Musk said he has moved his residence to the Lone Star State as well.
Musk arrived in Florida with his one-year-old son X Æ A-XII and his new dog, a Shiba Inu puppy named Marvin, in tow. Musk’s entourage included three security guards and a nanny, who exited the airport cradling her boss’s toddler in her arms (pictured) and carrying a huge backpack.
Musk flew into Miami International Airport on a private jet with his entourage.
Pictured: Musk exiting the airport with his new hairstyle ahead of Art Basel Miami.
Before: Musk is pictured with his old hairdo in Berlin back in August.
After: He appeared much changed in Miami on Wednesday.
The billionaire businessman was accompanied by three security guards, and two of them are pictured above.
Musk appeared to be in high spirits as he was greeted by a dozen autograph seekers. He paused to meet his fans before getting into – what else? – a slick white Tesla sedan.
Musk’s youngest child was carried by his caretaker, who also hauled a massive backpack.
Musk was greeted by a dozen autograph seekers and paparazzi at the airport.
Musk’s ex-girlfriend, 33-year-old singer Grimes (pictured), did not join the billionaire and their baby son on the trip. The couple called it quits in September after three years together, with Musk telling Page Six after their split that they ‘still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.’
Wednesday marked Musk’s first public sighting since he began selling Tesla shares, offloading nearly $10 billion as of last week, after taking a Twitter poll. After the transactions, Musk still owns about 167 million Tesla shares, making him the electric car company’s company’s largest shareholder.
Musk is the wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of around $282 billion as of Thursday, most of it in Tesla stock.
Pictured: Musk entering a slick white Tesla outside the airport.
Pictured: A sideview of Musk’s Mohawk.
Musk appeared to be having a very animated conversation with some eager fans as he stood next to his Tesla.
Musk appeared in good spirits upon landing in Miami.