A strong work ethic, a positive outlook, and healthy living can take you anywhere. At least that is what we can be led to believe when we take a look at the accomplishments to date of Maye Musk.

Musk gives credit to her parents who were honest, hardworking and adventurous. This solid-footing has fared Musk and the world well. She tried to instill those values, the same ones she applied to her own life, which was wrought with challenges, in her very successful children: Elon, Kimbal, and Tosca.

Musk started modeling at the age of 15, while studying nutrition. She has earned two Master’s degrees in this field. Her parallel careers continue. A successful mother, she ran her nutrition business for over 45 years, and has been breaking records and paradigms in the modeling world.

At age 70, Musk was chosen as the face of Covergirl. She has been featured on the covers of Vanity Fair, Vogue, in the Beyoncé video Haunted and in a James Bond video game that her ten grandchildren are particularly fond of.

“As long as you’re doing something that is good for the future, then I think you should remain positive and do it.” – Maye Musk