Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the richest person in the world today – but there was a time when he didn’t even have the money to pay a mechanic to repair his car. His first car was an old 1978 BMW 320i, which he bought in 1993. To fix it – He bought a replacement glass from a junkyard for $ 20. This piece of Musk’s information came to the fore on Twitter when an old picture of his car fixing went viral on the microblogging platform.
A Twitter user shared a throwback picture, where a young Elon Musk is seen fixing a car window. While sharing the photo, the user wrote, “In 1995 @elonmusk fixed his car himself, because he could not afford the repairs.”
In response to an old photo, 49-year-old Elon Musk tweeted on Monday, “I bought replacement glass from the junkyard for $ 20. They are a great place to get parts.”
Let us know that this throwback picture was first shared by Musk’s mother, Maye Musk on Twitter in 2019. “@elonmusk # 1995 and people said you don’t know anything about cars,” he wrote in a befitting reply to critics and greeters.
Responding to his mother’s tweet, Elon Musk revealed that he had fixed everything in that old BMW because they could not afford the mechanic. He said, “Repair cannot be paid, so I fixed almost everything in that car with parts of the junkyard.” He further revealed that he bought the 1993 BMW 320i for $ 1,400 (about 1 lakh).
Let us tell you that last week Elon Musk became the richest person in the world, beating Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who had occupied the top position since 2017.