Elon Musk's Height
6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
South-african born Entrepreneur, Business leader and inventor known for Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Paypal. He claimed on his twitter that "am def 6'2""
and in a 2018 video "Six-One and a Half"
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Average Guess (47 Votes)
6ft 0.96in (185.3cm)
Bard said on 12/Oct/18
He doesn't seem to be trying to lie about his height. 6'1.5 could be a morning measurement.
Yang said on 2/Oct/18
My 6ft 4 roomnate met Elon Musk years ago and told me that he isnt even close to 6ft 2 like listed on imdb whatsoever. He is solid 6ft 1 as my roomate was chatting with him during conference meeting yrs ago.. Presumably similar range height with Russell Brand, Michelle Wie and Barack Obama. I saw his instagram picture, he seems like 3 inch shorter than my 6ft 4 roommate guy.. Yang aka 5ft 8 Chinese men.
said on 31/Aug/18
$20 billion networth, standing at 6'1 tall. Elon Musk is a big fish in a big pond.
He's also the same height as Donald Trump: Click Here
Marquis said on 27/Aug/18
Looks 6'0", 6'1" at absolute most.
said on 18/Aug/18
Elon is very honest about his height, he claims 6'1.5 which is exactly what's listed here. At 10:10 Click Here
Ryann said on 14/Jun/18
Not over 6 foot. With big soles he can give a 6'2 impression.
steveoz said on 14/May/18
186,7 cm is too much. Elon is not over 185 cm. I met him in Palo Alto. I am a technician with a height of 6'4 and I was much taller than Elon.
Carlvonlor said on 6/May/18
I read a book about elon musk, there it was written by the journalist that Elon is 6'1 or 185 cm. The author of book is Ashlee vance.
Markz said on 3/May/18
Elon musk was once listed as 181cm by Google. Maybe that is his real height. With big heel shoes he can come to 186-188cm range.
Bard said on 11/Apr/18
He looks Obama's height, so 6'2 is prob with shoes. He's 6'1 range
QM6'1QM said on 11/Mar/18
Such as Obama or 0.25 taller.
Absolute max. 186 cm/ 6'1.25".
JordanG said on 24/Feb/18
"Mr S said on 11/Jul/17"
WOW! Doesn't something look off in that picture? Like, if not for the bottom part of his pants, it almost looks like he's just floating there!
said on 12/Feb/18
Edged by 6'1" Obama, even with a superior camera angle: Click Here
said on 9/Feb/18
I've looked into this guy's height quite a bit and it has become increasingly clear to me that he is probably closer to 6'0.5''/ 184cm and wears 1 inch lifts to appear about 6'1.5'' / 187cm compared to others in more average footwear. Evidence of this is quite abundant. I've actually had quite a hard time finding photos where he looks like he's wearing shoes that do not appear to have lifts or odd bulges in the lace area. This is no coincidence. It is also not too atypical as I know several people 6 foot+ who wear lifts to get an extra inch or so in.
You can see here a very bulgy appearance to his shoe, making the top of his foot look very steeply angled and oddly voluminous:
Then in this photo he has his foot angled upwards in a way that certainly would be uncomfortable without a wedge inside his shoe:
His knees appear very high off the ground while his proportions of his femur and upper body look like a guy much closer to 6 foot.
And in images like this next to Erdogan of Turkey, he appears to have similar proportions but somehow he is lifted above the ground in a way that looks more like a 6 foot guy standing on a step then a 6'2 range guy:
Another photo where he is of similar proportions to someone who looks to me somewhere around the 5'11-6'0 range yet looks like he's standing on top of a platform:
This is also a guy who got hair plugs and denies it. As some mention on here, a very appearance-aware guy. I struggled to find any photos where he's wearing anything but a bulgy dress shoe/boot with pants long enough to cover the top. Anecdotally, my best friend is about 6 feet and has told me on multiple occasions that he wishes he was 6'2''. Remember, all a 6'0.5'' guy needs to look 6'1.5'' is an inch extra in his shoe. What do you guys think?
Razor said on 7/Feb/18
Obama is clearly taller in every picture on Google images, except one.
said on 31/Dec/17
Hey Rob,what is Erdogan height ? with Musk.
Editor Rob: in the past Erdogan could look anywhere in 5ft 11 to 6ft range, sometimes pulling off 6 feet flat.
Mike said on 14/Dec/17
Considering he rarely gets sleep, 6'1.5" at least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Nov/17
187cm looks closer
said on 21/Nov/17
Assuming Talulah Riley is like 5'11-6'0 here, he still holds his own well... He does have a decent heel lift... but still, he'd have to be at least 6'0-6'1 barefoot. He looks like he has big feet.
Editor Rob: 6ft 1.5 for Musk is probably a good fit, he certainly was no shorter than someone like Obama and taller than Trump.
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/17
also if that model is really 5ft8. then he has to be surely over 6ft...
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/17
how the hell are people guessing him as low as 5ft11 so frequently and rob thinks he's about 6ft2...
Heightster said on 5/Sep/17
Met him twice. Big, thick dude with his thick soles and lifts. 5' 11" barefoot +/- 1/2" so with all the height boosting he can pull off over 6' for sure.
Chris said on 3/Sep/17
Dan said on 1/Sep/17
Quite frankly, I don't think this guy is taller than 6ft... he probably wears lifts. He made a hair transplant and lied about it so it wouldn't be surprising he lies about his height as well. He's very smart and he's a businessman, he's very aware of the importance of appearance in the industry.
said on 11/Jul/17
To me he looks 6'1'' when standing with Obama, Trump
Also looks 6'1'' when standing with 6'5'' Kevin Systrom (tall dude next to musk) Click Here
That being said I know someone that studied with him and they described him as bigger than me, I am 6'1'' but with a very slender frame (long legs and small torso)
Matthew Robinson said on 4/Jun/17
He can look about 185 cm to me, perhaps he can stretch just over it on measuring. I'll guess him at 186.
Dan said on 5/May/17
I don't think Musk is over 6 feet, frankly. He looks tall, but he also wears very thick shoes, probably with lifts in them.
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 5/May/17
6'1.25"/186cm is what he looks, no more no less. Probably got measured 6'1.5" early in the day and rounded up.
Alex said on 24/Apr/17
Does somebody know his shoe size?
Peter said on 2/Mar/17
I think he's around 6 feet. 1 inch shorter than Obama and wears lifs so he could be even shorter like 5'11. That would still make him a tall guy.
Slothee said on 4/Feb/17
6'1.5" tops in my opinion.
said on 30/Dec/16
He looks 6ft2 (or close to it) next to Leonardo DicCaprio in the following video: Click Here
There is a caveat, though, since DiCaprio sometimes wears thin footwear and Musk has taken a liking to boots and other thick shoes. He still has to be at least 6ft1½.
said on 3/Oct/16
Rob, how likely is 6ft1 flat?
That's the current average guess...
Editor Rob: I think he can look over 6ft 1, but he may fall a bit under 6ft 2.
Rubio said on 3/Oct/16
Wow I never thought he was 6 ft 2. He looks pretty 6'.25 6'.75 to me.. maybe 6'1 in the morning if lucky
Tom said on 29/Sep/16
A time ago Elon was listed 5'11 everywhere and I always thought he was taller. But 6'2 seems too much for him, I usually thought he looked around 6'0.5. I think he is 184 cm. That's what a looks next to Obama. And by the way, he wears lifts, lots of people have already noticed this. He could be 6'2 in shoes, but definitely nit barefoot in my opinion. He's a 184 guy who wears some small lifts in his dress shoes which puts him at 6'2.
AAAA said on 27/Sep/16
A friend of mine works at Space X and has met him personally. One of the first things he said is people don't realize how big he is. Steve put him at 6'3, which would mean a likely height of 6'1-6'2. He said his persona in combination with his size creates and intimidating presence
Jon said on 27/Sep/16
6ft if he's lucky, shorter than Barack Obama
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
Really 230lbs range? I'd have thought more 210lbs
said on 22/Sep/16
Rob curious question, how many inches would a 6'2" person eyesight level stare at on a measuring tape?
Editor Rob: 5ft 9-9.5 range, anywhere amongst that would cover 95% of 6ft 2 men.
HonestSlovene said on 22/Sep/16
6'2 sounds about right, looks 6'1.5"-6'1.75" next to John Oliver though. Oliver is at the mid 5'11 range at least.
said on 21/Sep/16
Rob, might have been measured at 6ft2 mid-morning?
Editor Rob: yeah it's not impossible he drops a bit under 6ft 2.
At least he's no Richard Branson though, claiming 6ft 2 with a serious face.
said on 21/Sep/16
Rob this is very confusing but does 6'2 tower over 5'11, where would 5'11 see from a 6'2 person?
Editor Rob: usually the 5ft 11 guy would be looking into the mouth of a 6ft 2 fella.
said on 21/Sep/16
What do you reckon he weighs, Rob?
Editor Rob: 230's maybe
said on 21/Sep/16
HEY Rob, Are you sure he's really 6'2" barefoot and not 6'1" flat? The 6'2" claim could be in shoes.
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed a flat 6ft 1, but I can see a 6ft 1.5 argument for him...the fact he says 'definitely' 6ft 2 means he must have measured near it, of course he might have been in a shoe.
said on 20/Sep/16
Funny enough this guy use to get listed 181cm on every site and now he's 6'2" all of a sudden? maybe wearing lifts, surgery or a sudden growth spurt lol.
Editor Rob: maybe just somebody guessed him wrong and other sites used the dodgy height?
Has happened a lot over the last 15 years.
said on 19/Sep/16
With 5'11.5" John Oliver:
ly said on 19/Sep/16
Maybe hes 6ft2 with his transplanted hair but no way over 6ft1.5 without it,he barely edges Obama.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/16
Does look close to this
said on 19/Sep/16
Yes, looked to have a solid inch on Obama.
Editor Rob: I think it is arguable Musk can look 6ft 1.5 as well, but he seems not to be a ramrod postured guy.