Jennifer Gwynne began dating Musk when he was a science student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994
Tesla boss’s ex-girlfriend Elon Musk is set to raise more than $22,000 (£19,000) from auctioning mementos from his past relationship with the world’s richest man while the pair were still in university.
Jennifer Gwynne began dating Musk when he was a 23-year-old science student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and told the Independent that she would use the proceeds from the auction to help fund her stepson’s college tuition fees. Will do
Bids for a signed birthday card from Musk to Gwynne, whom he nicknamed ‘Boo-Boo’, have already raised above $10,000, while a gold necklace bought for him, including one from his father’s mine There was an emerald, has exceeded $5,000.
Gwynne said: ‘When we went to visit Elon’s mother in Toronto during Christmas break of 1994, Elon gave me both the small ‘love, love, love’ note and the necklace.
“Her mom had several necklaces in a case in her bedroom and Elon told me they were from her father’s emerald mine in South Africa – she pulled one out of the case. And because I gave her some as a Christmas gift (and I felt very guilty about it), he said we’d consider the necklace an early birthday gift for me.
A series of photos about the young Musk Potter in his student dormitory has collectively raised a bid of $6,000.
In one of the photos, Musk is seen at his desk wearing a T-shirt featuring the comic book character Judge Dredd. Musk invoked the fictional character years later, posting a meme featuring actor Karl Urban with the caption “You’ve been judged!” That’s when a court ruled not to wrongfully bail out Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin space firm after NASA awarded a $2.9 billion contract to Musk’s SpaceX.
After graduating from Pennsylvania, Musk went to Stanford University to begin his PhD in materials science, before leaving two days on a program to launch his first startup.
The auction is scheduled to close on Wednesday.
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