Justine Musk, Elon Musk's First Wife, Explains Steps To Becoming A Billionaire

Gene Naumovsky

Responding to a Quora thread, Justine Musk detailed the hardships and breakthroughs needed to become a billionaire.

As Elon Musk holds an estimated net worth of $12.1 billion, Justine Musk, the billionaire’s first wife, recently responded to a Quora thread on what it takes to become a billionaire, according to Business Insider. The thread asked “Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in all the necessary work required?” Justine was quick to answer “no,” but also mentioned the thread wasn’t asking the right question.

Justine responded, “You're determined. So what? You haven't been racing naked through shark-infested waters yet. Will you be just as determined when you wash up on some deserted island, disoriented and bloody and ragged and beaten and staring into the horizon with no sign of rescue?” She then added, “"Shift your focus away from what you want (a billion dollars) and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs. Ask yourself what you have the potential to offer that is so unique and compelling and helpful that no computer could replace you, no one could outsource you, no one could steal your product and make it better and then club you into oblivion (not literally). Then develop that potential. Choose one thing and become a master of it. Choose a second thing and become a master of that. When you become a master of two worlds (say, engineering and business), you can bring them together in a way that will a) introduce hot ideas to each other…”

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