Elon Musk is not the only interesting and super rich member of the family. Elon’s younger brother Kimble Musk is 48 years old and sits on the boards of both Tesla and SpaceX. According to the SEC filing, Kimble has sold $ 100 million in shares of Tesla since the company went public. He is the fifth largest individual shareholder in his elder brother’s company. As of this writing, he owns 570,000 shares of Tesla, $ 461 million at a price of $ 0.99 per share. So, it’s great to be Elon’s brother! But who is Kimble Musk?
Kimble is a restaurant, chef and entrepreneur. He is the owner of The Kitchen Restaurant Group, a community restaurant concept in Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado, Indianapolis and Memphis. He is also the co-founder and president of Big Green, a nonprofit that has built hundreds of learning gardens, outdoor classrooms in schoolchildren across Kimble, also co-founder and president of a Brooklyn-based urban agriculture company in the Square. Roots, which grow food in hydroponic, indoor, climate-controlled shipping containers. Ambition clearly runs in the Musk family.
Kimble grew up in South Africa with her mother Maye, older brother Elon Musk and her younger sister Tosca. After graduating from high school in Pretoria, South Africa, Kimble moved to Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where Elon was then living. He enrolled at Queen’s University and worked at ScottyBank. He graduated from college in 1995. The same year he graduated, he founded both the residential painting business college Pro Painter. Also in 1995, he and Elon founded Zip2, an online city guide, that provided content for the then new online editions of the Chicago Tribune and “New York Times”. The Musk brothers sold Zip2 to Compaq in 1999 for $ 370 million.
Following the sale of Zip 2, Kimble invested in several software and technology companies. He was an early investor in Elon’s company X.com, which merged with PayPal, and was then acquired by eBay in October 2002 for $ 1.5 billion.
Kimble moved to New York City and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute. He opened a community bistro in Boulder, Colorado in the spring of 2004, a community bistro in Colorado. “Boulder Boulder” has been called one of “America’s Top Restaurants” by the James Beard Foundation, Food and Wine magazine, Zagats, Gourmet magazine and OpenTable. . The kitchen also operates in Downtown Denver and Chicago.
In 2011, Kimball founded Big Green, a nonprofit that connects children to real food by creating a Learning Garden Outdoor Classroom in Schools in the US Learning Garden, providing children with food through activities that are healthy, environmental, And teaches to understand lifestyle choices. School courses in Mathematics, Science and English. Kitchen restaurants all donate one percent of their sales to planting learning gardens in their communities. In 2012 alone, the Foundation built 26 in Colorado, 16 in Chicago, and 12 in the US, and in communities on February 12, The Kitchen Community made 200Th Learning Garden at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles. By the end of 2015, there were 260 learning gardens across America
Kimble Musk also sat on Chipotle’s board from 2013 to 2019.
Kimbal caught fire in 2020 during a restaurant shutdown involving the coronovirus epidemic. His Next Door brand concept eateries, which serve healthy fare such as salads, quinoa, tahini, and kel chips, suddenly replaced an emergency fund called the Family Fund, which employees paid through automated payroll deductions, working employees Was not allowed to access the funds. . The fund should have been available to Kimble’s employees in times of crisis. On March 16, Kimble told his staff that the restaurants were temporarily closing for two weeks. Managers would have to cut salaries and not pay hourly employees, but they were told they could pay on sick time. He never received this fund and just a few days before firing over 100 employees, Kimble changed the structure of the family fund. At the time, an email sent to employees gave him a $ 400 grant within 48 hours. There was only one problem. They were no longer employees and the family fund was restructured only for existing employees. Many hourly workers were making $ 2.13 per hour. He was not severed. Musk then permanently closed four of the restaurant’s 11 locations. Many employees have not been paid their earned sick time.
On a personal front, Kimbal married Jane Levine, formerly co-founder of The Kitchen. They had three children before the divorce. She is married to environmental activist Christiana Wyllie, daughter of billionaire Sam Wyllie. Kimble and Christiana live in Boulder, Colorado.