The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk's grades in a computer aptitude test, when he was 17, were so good the examiners could not believe them.
Elon's mother Maye Musk shared the three-decade old test results of her son on Twitter. Maye Musk revealed that her multi-billionaire son had to be re-tested because "examiners had never seen such a high score before".
.@elonmusk I found your computer aptitude test from when you were 17. If I remember correctly, they had to retest you because they had never seen such a high score. No wonder you are such a brilliant engineer. #ProudMompic.twitter.com/7sGxAvLF4r— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) March 3, 2021
The test result is signed by the Director of Information Management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Musk briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada at the age of 17.
The letter, dated 1989, reads: "I have requested ISM (SA) to conduct aptitude tests on Elon Musk regarding computer programming etc. The results were outstanding." Musk scored an A+ in both Operating and Programming.
Sharing the letter on Twitter, Elon Musk's mother wrote: "I found your computer aptitude test from when you were 17. If I remember correctly, they had to retest you because they had never seen such a high score. "No wonder you are such a brilliant engineer," the mother added.
Musk's results immediately went viral with netizens hailing Musk's brilliance from an early age.
The smartest men, a genius human of the Earth, it's sow amazing to be alive, sow grateful 💖 Just knowing that he exist makes me happy!— Isabela Flutur🦋 (@FluturIsabela) March 3, 2021
You are amazing and powerful @mayemusk 💎
Much care and appreciation ♥️
It's very nice to hear such old memories of this legend. they are lucky who were with musk..— Narayan kumar Bishwokarma (@Narayanradhe) March 3, 2021
Elon truly is the most important person on earth. His achievements make the world a better place. Hopefully he can add landing sn10 to that iconic list today.— Jon Miller (@JonMill85084886) March 3, 2021