Teenager Musk used to walk the streets of New York with emeralds in his pockets.According to his father's recollection, while his father was sleeping, Musk, then 16, decided to sell his emeralds to Tiffany, one of the world's most famous jewelers, on Fifth Avenue in New York.Musk and his brother walked into Tiffany and said, "Would you like to buy some emeralds?".Errol recalled in an interview.They sold two jadeites, one for $800 and the other for $1,200.
A few days later,his family came to the store to find that Tiffany was selling the $800 emerald that is now set in the ring for $24,000 - mark up30 times the price of the gems Musk received.Errol has since used this story as an object lesson in how retail works.Errol said he was surprised but not worried.
The world's richest man says he and his brother have been serving their father Errol Ma since his father "had no money in the '90s"Ske provides funding.In a tweet on Wednesday (September 21), Musk said: "My brother and I have supported him and his extended family in South Africa financially sinceThe condition is that he doesn't do bad things. But unfortunately, he does."
While it's unclear what Musk meant by "bad things" his father did,he referred to his father in a 2017 interview as "bad people".He said in the interview that he (referring to his father) did every evil thing you could think of.
The relationship between Musk and his father seems to be complicated.Musk's official biography, published in 2017, stated that Musk and his ex-wife "did not allow their children to meet Errol."
However, in an interview on Wednesday (September 21), his father Errol said he had seen his grandson play the piano, and most recently at DirkSAS saw his son.