Kimbal Musk is a chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur, as well as the younger brother of Elon Musk and a major shareholder of Tesla.
He owns The Kitchen Restaurant Group, a collection of restaurant concepts in markets including Colorado, Chicago, and Memphis.
Musk is also the co-founder of Big Green, a nonprofit that has built hundreds of outdoor classrooms called "Learning Gardens" across America. He also co-founded an urban farming company, Square Roots, in Brooklyn, New York, that grows food in hydroponic, climate-controlled shipping containers.
One of his first entrepreneurial ventures was in 1995, when he and his brother, Elon, co-founded the software company Zip2. In 1999, Compaq acquired the company for $307 million.
Musk went on to enroll at the French Culinary Institute in New York City, and in 2004, he opened The Kitchen Boulder (Boulder, Colorado) with his partners, Jen Lewin and Hugo Matheson, and co-founded The Kitchen Restaurant Group. The Kitchen has been named one of "America's Top Restaurants" by Food & Wine, Zagat’s, Gourmet, the James Beard Foundation, and OpenTable.
The Kitchen Group includes restaurants such as Next Door, Hedge Row, and The Kitchen, serving real food at various price points. They source their ingredients from local farmers, and have a mission to provide real food for everyone and empower the next generation of farmers.
The Kitchen Group’s restaurants each donate a percentage of their sales toward the establishment of Learning Gardens in their communities.
In 2011, Musk opened Next Door American Eatery in downtown Boulder as an urban-casual, American concept, now with ten locations and counting. That same year, Musk and Matheson established their nonprofit, Big Green. As of 2019, the nonprofit is in seven American cities with close to 600 schools, impacting more than 300,000 students. Through Big Green, Musk established an international holiday, Plant a Seed Day.
Musk was named a 2017 Social Entrepreneur by the Schwab Foundation, a sister organization to the World Economic Forum (WEF), for his impactful, scalable work to bring Real Food to Everyone. In 2018, he was named a Global Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the WEF.
Musk currently serves on the boards of Tesla and SpaceX. He previously sat on the board of Chipotle from 2013 to 2019.
Musk married his business partner, Jen Lewin, and the couple had three children together but ended up divorcing. He currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is married to Christiana Wyly, daughter of billionaire Sam Wyly.
Musk holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University.
Over the course of the past ninety days, Kimbal Musk has sold $8,110,200.00 in Tesla stock. Most recently, Kimbal Musk sold 12,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $675.85, for a transaction totalling $8,110,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 611,740 shares of the company's stock, valued at $413,444,479.