Elon Musk. Gulf Today Report Tesla CEO Elon Musk is today the world's richest person - but did you know that there was a time when he could not afford to pay for a mechanic to repair his car? Such was his condition that to fix his first car — an old 1978 BMW 320i that he purchased in 1993 - Elon Musk bought replacement glass for $20 from a junkyard. This snippet of information Musk revealed on Twitter when an old photograph of him fixing the car went viral on the microblogging platform, according to a report in a section of the Indian media. "@elonmusk in 1995, fixing his car by himself as he couldn't afford to pay for repairs," a Twitter user wrote while sharing a throwback picture where a young Elon Musk is seen fixing a car window. "I bought the replacement glass from a junkyard for $20. They're great places to get spare parts," Elon Musk, 49, tweeted on Monday in response to the old photograph. READ MORE 62 years into fishing Emirati angler wants to explore mysteries of sea until his last breath The throwback picture was first shared by Musk's mother, Maye Musk, on Twitter in 2019. "@elonmusk #1995 And people ...read more...