Elon Musk! He is a man with an amazing persona and achievements. He is known for this extraordinary success and contribution to technology. You can find different articles on him everywhere. However, here is a very different one.
Do you even know that there was a time when Elon Musk was bald? Yes! Nearly bald. But now you will find hairs that show no signs of baldness.
About Elon Musk
Elon Musk’s full name is Elon Reeve Musk. He was born on 28 June 1971. He is of a mixed origin as his mother is a Canadian and his father a South African. He is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer of SpaceX and CEO, Product Architect of Tesla Inc. He is also the founder of Boring Company and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.
His life is an inspiration for many.
Brief Overview of his Business Career
In 1995, Musk along with Kimball and Greg founded a web software company Zip2. He worked over there for all days and weeks. After four years Compaq’s AltaVista, a web search engine, acquired this company.
In the same year, he co-founded another company X.com, a financial services and e-mail payment company. This startup was one of the first to pave the way for online banking services. Soon the company was merged with the online bank Cofinity and thus the Paypal was formed.
In 2002, this company was purchased by eBay.
After this, his interest was shifted to outer space. After much inspiration, he founded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. in 2002.
Tesla Motors received a huge investment of 700 million dollars from Elon Musk and he became the chairman of the company in 2004. He wanted to fulfill his dream of the first electric car.
This dream was fulfilled in 2008 when Tesla launched the electric sports car Roadster.
Was Elon Musk Bald?
During his PayPal days, he clearly showed class 3 to class 4 types of hair loss patterns. At that time he was losing hair at a high pace. His front head was bald.
What is class 3 or 4 type of hair loss?
Type III refers to hair sparse and thin. And Type IV represents front hair recessions and hair loss.
How did this magic happen?
Elon Musk underwent a huge transformation. Though he never publicly revealed the real reason himself. Here is what the majority of experts believe.
Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, MD, a hair transplant specialist, speculated that it is highly likely that this tech pro billionaire went under knives for his hair.
Moreover, Elon Musk was a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. Why? Because he had an ample amount of donor’s hair at his back and side. They were enough to cover his front head.
Hair Transplant Surgery
There are two popular types of hair transplant surgery:
# FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
Follicular Unit Transplantation is a method where a long thin tissue from the back of the head. Then they are relocated to the bald area of the head.
# FUE (Follicular Unit Extension)
Follicular Unit Extension is a method where an individual raft is relocated from the back of the head to the bald area. There are two types of FUE methods: Manual FUE and Robotic FUE.
What kind of Hair Transplant surgery did he have?
If we keep his time and era in consideration, it is safe and highly likely that Elon Musk received a FUT hair transplant.
On average a FUT hair transplant surgery costs around $15,000-25,000. Moreover, experts believe that he did two surgeries for this result.
According to the technology back then each raft transplantation cost 2-5 dollars and on average Elon Musk seems to have 3000-5000 rafts implanted.
A hair transplant is a boon for some people. Many people lose their self-esteem due to hair loss and patterned baldness. This was the case of Elon Musk, he used a hair transplant to restore his youthfulness and confidence.
This cost him around $30,000 but it was worth it.