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Incorrect yearEdit

In this article, the following text appears:

"At the age of 17, Musk was accepted into Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, for undergraduate study. In 1992, after spending two years at Queen's University..."

Musk was born in 1971, so he turned 17 in 1988. So how could "two years at Queen's University" bring us to 1992?? Perhaps if he was "accepted" in 1988 and "enrolled" in 1989, then two years would bring us to 1991; but we still don't get to 1992. Clearly either the year "1992" is incorrect, or there is a lot of "hidden information in the quote above.

My guess is that the year "1992" is just incorrect and should be corrected. (talk) 18:32, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Might be worth reading Talk:Elon_Musk/Archive_3#Education. I do think that you could be onto something. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 21:04, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 October 2017Edit

Add a Honorary Doctorate from AGH Cracow received on 14'th June 2017 to the appropriate list.

Appropriate reference (in Polish) below:


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lagomorph~plwiki (talkcontribs)

Can someone please check the reference for me? I am unable to access it. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 19:07, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

inter-city rocket travelEdit

Should we include this in Elon's intro?

It's a proposal, nothing formally established. (talk) 22:28, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
It is one of several planned uses for the already-announced and under-active-development new launch vehicles of SpaceX: the BFR. There is more prose and citations in that article if any editor wants to reflect that "additional use". It is well cited, and notable.
Moreover, it is specifically mentioned in the long-form Rolling Stone article from mid-November 2017, now used as a source in the Musk article in several places. Musk calls it "Earth-to-Earth" in that article.
So I would say, yes, it can—and probably should—be included in the article lede as a few words, as long as someone takes the time to more fully explicate it and source it in the body of the article. Cheers. N2e (talk) 16:05, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

very importantEdit

Lil Uzi made a song with Pharrell Williams, and they said Elon Musk's name. It is very pivotal that this be added towards Musk's achievements, as it highly surpasses anything he has done.Sam Homes (talk) 00:04, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

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About Errol MuskEdit

Elon specifically states his father did not invest in Zip2 in his latest Rolling Stones feature interview. "One thing he claims is he gave us a whole bunch of money to start, my brother and I, to start up our first company [Zip2, which provided online city guides to newspapers]. This is not true," Musk says. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ivanalesi (talkcontribs) [1]

Semi-protected edit request on 28 November 2017Edit

Elon Musk Net worth is currently $21.5 Billion USD as of November 2017. On the wiki page, his net worth hasn't been updated since October. Tecboy1066 (talk) 15:21, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

  Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. —KuyaBriBriTalk 15:30, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

African-American ?Edit

Does Musk self-identify as an "African-American" (as opposed to a "South African American")? Could we identify him as such? I didn't find any info on this issue in the article, so if anyone has any, it would be great if they could add it to the article. (talk) 15:10, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 January 2018Edit

Please change Significaant development on the vehicles began to Significant development on the vehicles because significant is misspelled. Gerard.martin (talk) 04:57, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

  Done General Ization Talk 05:07, 1 January 2018 (UTC)


Shouldn't the name "PayPal" be in the lede? Yes, for people who happen to know, it's implied by X.Com, but PayPal is the consumer-brand name with which Musk is most strongly associated. - Jmabel | Talk 16:31, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

It is: "... and founder of, which merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal." General Ization Talk 16:40, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Zolpidem usageEdit

(Reopened Edit request with better title.) --Guy Macon (talk) 15:30, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Why does his one tweet about nyquil get a section to itself? Seems like its nitpicking. He clearly wouldn't encourage alcohol and drugs to be mixed. (talk) 04:02, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Jack Frost (talk) 12:48, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Looks like he is talking about Elon Musk#Zolpidem usage. Also see[1]. I think there is a legitimate issue here: are we giving too much WP:WEIGHT to various tweets? Go to the article and search on the word "Twitter" to see how much content we are sourcing to twitter. Too much? Are we making too much about what appear to be jokes? If I were a celebrity, would my Wikipedia page document the various times I have joked "Note to self: next time, edit Wikipedia after smoking crack" after making an error? (For the record, I never take drugs or alcohol with the sole exception of caffeine.) --Guy Macon (talk) 15:30, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
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