The Musk family would be even bigger than we think. If the richest man in the world welcomed a newcomer last December, the little “Y” aka Exa Dark Sideræl, he however remained very discreet about another birth that occurred last year.
According Business Insider, the boss of Tesla would also have had a relationship with Shivon Zilis. Leader of the start-up Neuralink (founded by Musk himself), she reportedly gave birth to twins in November 2021. Insider obtained legal documents in which the couple indicated that they wanted to change the surnames of the two children. Their request, dating back to April 2021: that they wear “the family name of their father, and that of their mother as a middle name”. She was accepted a month later by a judge in Texas.
Elon Musk would therefore currently be the father of nine children: twins and triplets with his first wife, Justine Wilson, two others with Claire Boucher aka the singer Grimes, and these two new twins with Shivon Zilis.
Zilis is a rising star in the machine learning : in 2015, she was the youngest person to join the board of directors of OpenAI, the “capped profit” artificial intelligence company co-founded by Elon Musk. She then worked at Tesla as a project manager, before leading operations and special projects at Neuralink, another Musk startup dedicated to the development of brain implants.
Elon Musk regularly tweets about the declining birth rate, worried about a potential global population collapse – or not having enough people to populate the planet Mars. In May 2022, he tweeted an infographic of the wall street journal indicating a drop in the fertility rate in the United States:
“Contrary to what many people think, the richer you are, the fewer children you have”he added. “I am a rare exception. The majority of people I know have few or no children.” Before bidding, a month later: “The last two years have been a demographic disaster. Well, I mean, I’m doing my part haha.” Haha.
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