Elon Musk has had a phenomenal 2015 and has been in the news virtually every week this year. His motor vehicle (Tesla) and solar power (SolarCity) companies continue to grow despite some turbulence. This week marked a new zenith to Mr. Musk’s fame after the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching and booster landing:
Several weeks ago, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and a number of other information technology sector luminaries created a non-profit artificial intelligence (AI) research organization called OpenAI which aims to develop AI while protecting mankind from rogue unfriendly AI led annihilation. While reading about that story, I came across a past photo from 2000 of Elon Musk (on the right) and Peter Thiel (link to WSJ article with photo here):
I was quite shocked to see his thinning hair, as I always see Musk with a full head of hair in all his recent photos. In 2000 he was just 29 years old, which means that he probably started balding in his mid-20s or perhaps even earlier. You can see even better balding images of Musk in this video from 1999.
This is what he looks like nowadays per a Gawker magazine/CBS before and after photo:
I bet that he has had a hair transplant. Perhaps one day someone who interviews him will ask him which surgeon he went to for his hair transplant? The results are excellent and prove that as of 2015, hair transplants remain the best option we have to treat hair loss.