What is Maye Musk's net worth? Elon Musk's model mom and Miss South Africa finalist, 73, owns $80K Tesla Model S

Musk has been the cover girl for Time, Vogue and Elle Canada and holds a booming practice as a nutritionist

                            What is Maye Musk's net worth? Elon Musk's model mom and Miss South Africa finalist, 73, owns $80K Tesla Model S
Maye Musk made an appearance on SNL with son Elon Musk (Instagram/mayemusk)

As Tesla CEO Elon Musk delivered his monologue on Saturday Night Live (SNL), the price of Dogecoin plummeted by as much as 23 percent. The only mention of the popular cryptocurrency the billionaire made during the show was with regard to his mother.

When the Tesla founder's mother, Maye Musk, appeared on the show, which also commemorated Mother's Day, she said, "I'm really looking forward to my Mother's Day present. I just hope it isn't dogecoin." To this Elon said, "It is." Here's everything you need to know about how much Maye is worth.


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What is Maye Musk's net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Maye, 73, a Canadian-born South African model and dietician, has a net worth of $20M. Maye, who was born Maye Haldeman in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, in April 1948, was married to Errol Musk from 1970 to 1979. She is the mother of Elon Musk, restaurateur son Kimbal and film director daughter Tosca. When Maye was a child, her family moved to Pretoria in 1950 in search of the fabled Lost City of the Kalahari for over 10 years.

Maye has been a model for 50 years, appearing on the covers of magazines including a Time magazine health edition, Women's Day and Vogue. According to MarketWatch, Maye has been a model since the age of 15. She also appeared on the cover of Elle Canada in 2012 and starred in campaigns for Target and Virgin America. She was also a finalist in the 1969 Miss South Africa beauty competition, according to The New York Times.


“I’m 68 now, and I’m just starting my career. I’ve been a working model for 50 years, and now I get signed by IMG. I’m having so much fun,” she said to the news outlet. “It’s such a big surprise. When I was 15, I was told that at 18 I’d be done.”

She went on to model in the United States and Canada, appearing in Revlon advertising, Special K cereal boxes and a Beyoncé music video. Maye has been photographed naked in Time and New York magazines, the latter of which she modeled with a fake pregnant belly. In 2017, at the age of 69, she became CoverGirl's oldest spokesmodel.


“I have lectured in every province in Canada, South Africa and 39 states in America,” she told MarketWatch, “You need stable income when you’re a model. I had a private practice, I’d do talks, write newsletters.” Maye also owns a booming practice as a dietician. She also wrote a book about her life called 'A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success'.

Maye owns a Tesla given to her by her son. The pricey electric cars can cost as much as $140,000. “Oh, my son gave it to me,” she casually told MarketWatch. Maye currently resides in Los Angeles and travels extensively for modeling assignments and consulting work, according to Observer. She owns a Tesla Model S ($79,990) and enjoys watching SpaceX rocket launches whenever she has the opportunity, and she gets anxious every time.

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