Elon Musk sports wild Mohawk as he touches down in Miami with son


With a personal fortune of close to $300billion at his disposal, the world’s wealthiest man Elon Musk could afford any haircut he desires, and this week the eccentric billionaire opted for a very quirky Mohawk. 

The founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX debuted his avant-garde new look when he was photographed landing in Miami on Wednesday night.  

Musk, 50, flew in on a private jet ahead of Art Basel Miami, the exclusive international art fair known for glamorous parties and celebrity sightings, which got under way on Thursday and will run through Saturday. 

The trailblazing businessman put his new ‘do on full display, showing off the shaved sides of his head, topped with a shock of wavy, richly hued chestnut hair running from his forehead down to the nape of his neck, and revealing his taut face.

Musk’s tresses have long been the source of much speculation online, with at least one expert telling Page Six in 2018 that it is ‘highly, highly likely’ that the tech mogul has undergone hair transplant surgery. 

Photos of Musk from his time at PayPal 20 years ago show the fresh-faced South African native with a visibly receding hairline, but since then the entrepreneur’s mane has been growing thicker and darker, suggesting surgical intervention and a hair care routine possibly involving dyes to give Musk a more youthful and vigorous look. 

World's richest man Elon Musk showed off his new Mohawk hairstyle when he arrived in Miami on Wednesday night

Musk's new 'do was on full display in Miami

New hair, don’t care: World’s richest man Elon Musk showed off his new Mohawk hairstyle when he arrived in Miami on Wednesday night 

A photo taken from the back shows Musk's new Mohawk tapering off at the nape

A photo taken from the back shows Musk’s new Mohawk tapering off at the nape  

The world's wealthiest man was the center of attention at Miami International Airport

The world’s wealthiest man was the center of attention at Miami International Airport

Musk was accompanied by his one-year-old son X Æ A-XII and the toddler's nanny

Musk was accompanied by his one-year-old son X Æ A-XII and the toddler’s nanny 

Musk flew into Miami International Airport on a private jet with his entourage

Musk flew into Miami International Airport on a private jet with his entourage 

Musk's new puppy, a Shiba Inu named Marvin, came along for the trip

Musk’s new puppy, a Shiba Inu named Marvin, came along for the trip 

Musk is pictured with his old hairdo in Berlin back in August

He appeared much changed in Miami on Wednesday

Before and after: Musk is pictured with his old hairdo in Berlin back in August, left. He appeared much changed in Miami on Wednesday 

Musk wore a black Western-style denim shirt with the sleeves rolled up, a matching bandana, dark-colored jeans and cowboy boots in a clear nod to his new home state of Texas.

Tesla announced on Wednesday it has officially relocated its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley in California to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas, and Musk said he has moved his residence to the Lone Star state as well.  

Musk arrived in Florida with his one-year-old son X Æ A-XII and his new dog, a Shiba Inu puppy named Marvin, in tow. 

Musk’s entourage included three security guards and a nanny, who exited the airport cradling her boss’ toddler in her arms and carrying a huge backpack. 

The billionaire businessman was accompanied by three security guards, two of them pictured above

The billionaire businessman was accompanied by three security guards, two of them pictured above   

In a nod to his new home state of Texas, Musk donned a Wester-style black shirt, a matching bandana, jeans and cowboy boots

In a nod to his new home state of Texas, Musk donned a Wester-style black shirt, a matching bandana, jeans and cowboy boots 

Musk's youngest child was carried by his caretaker, who also hauled a massive backpack

Musk’s youngest child was carried by his caretaker, who also hauled a massive backpack 

Musk was greeted by a dozen autograph seekers and paparazzi at the airport

Musk was greeted by a dozen autograph seekers and paparazzi at the airport  

Musk's ex-girlfriend, Grimes, who is the mother of his son, did not join him on the trip

Musk’s ex-girlfriend, Grimes, who is the mother of his son, did not join him on the trip

Musk’s ex-girlfriend, 33-year-old singer Grimes, did not join the billionaire and their baby son on the trip. 

The couple called it quits in September after three years together, with Musk telling Page Six after their split that they ‘still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms.’ 

Musk appeared to be in high spirits as he was greeted by a dozen autograph seekers. He paused to meet his fans before getting into – what else? – a slick white Tesla sedan. 

Musk appeared in high spirits as he signed autographs and kept himself well-hydrated

Musk appeared in high spirits as he signed autographs and kept himself well-hydrated 

A slick white Tesla sedan was sent to the airport to collect Musk and his entourage

A slick white Tesla sedan was sent to the airport to collect Musk and his entourage 

Wednesday marked Musk's first public sighting since he began selling Tesla shares, offloading nearly $10billion as of last week

Musk opens the passenger door to one of his company's electric cars

Wednesday marked Musk’s first public sighting since he began selling Tesla shares, offloading nearly $10billion as of last week

Musk appeared to be having a very animated conversation with some eager fans as he stood next to his Tesla

Musk appeared to be having a very animated conversation with some eager fans as he stood next to his Tesla 

Musk is the wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of around $282billion as of Thursday

Musk is the wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of around $282billion as of Thursday

Wednesday marked Musk’s first public sighting since he began selling Tesla shares, offloading nearly $10billion as of last week, after taking a Twitter poll.  

After the transactions, Musk still owns about 167 million Tesla shares, making him the electric car company’s company’s largest shareholder.

He is the wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, with a net worth of around $282billion as of Thursday, most of it in Tesla stock.



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

A technology enthusiast and a passionate writer in the field of information technology, cyber security, and blockchain

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