Factbox-Who is Kimbal Musk, the Tesla director in cowboy hat?

Factbox-Who is Kimbal Musk, the Tesla director in cowboy hat?

(Reuters) – Tesla shareholders will vote on June 13 to ratify CEO Elon Musk’s $56 billion pay package that was struck down by a Delaware judge in January. Re-election of directors, including Musk’s younger brother Kimbal, is also coming up. Usually seen posing in a cowboy hat, Kimbal’s bio on Tesla’s website says he is an entrepreneur, activist and leader.


* Born a year after Elon Musk, Kimbal grew up in South Africa with his brother before moving to Canada to pursue a business degree at Queen’s University. He will be 52 this year.

* His net worth was estimated at $700 million in 2021, according to Forbes. He owns nearly 2 million Tesla shares, worth about $348.7 million, according to the company’s proxy filing and the stock’s closing price Thursday.

* Kimbal Musk served as director of SpaceX since 2002, when it was founded, until January 2022, according to Tesla’s latest proxy filing. He served on the board of directors of Chipotle Mexican Grill between 2013 and 2019.

* One of the brothers’ first business collaborations was the Internet business software company Zip2 Corp, which they co-founded in 1995. It was acquired by Compaq for $307 million, according to the New York Times, and merged with Yahoo Maps in 1995. 1999.

* Kimbal had also invested in his brother’s online financial services company X.com, which merged with PayPal.

* A graduate of the French Culinary Institute of New York, in 2004 he co-founded The Kitchen Restaurant Group, which has restaurants across the United States. He is also the author of “The Kitchen Cookbook: Cooking for Your Community.”

* In 2010, Kimbal became executive director of Big Green, a nonprofit organization that creates educational gardens in schools across the United States. In 2022, he launched a drone light show company, Nova Sky Stories, with 9,000 light drones.

* He co-founded an indoor farming platform Square Roots in 2016.

* In 2010, he broke his neck while skiing at the age of 37, leaving him hospitalized for months. He called it a “near-death experience,” according to media reports.

(Compiled by Sayantani Ghosh in San Francisco and Jaspreet Singh in Bengaluru; editing by Aditya Soni and Arun Koyyur)

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