In a Thursday tweet that was characteristically cheeky, Elon Musk, the richest person on the planet, seemed to confirm a report from Insider that he had twins with an executive at his business Neuralink last year.
Musk tweeted he’s “doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis,” explaining that “a collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.”
The post was sent out a day after Insider reported on court papers that showed Musk and Neuralink CEO Shivon Zilis had filed for the twins to have Musk’s last name and Zilis’ last name as part of their middle name.
Musk has voiced worry in the past on the falling birth rate in the United States and the entire world, and the graphic illustrating the United States’ total fertility rate that he tweeted on May 24 is now his pinned tweet. His concerns are echoed by many top scientists world-wide. If the birth rate continues to decline in this manner, the human race is in BIG trouble.
In light of the fact that one of Musk’s children passed away in 2002, the twins represent his eighth and ninth known live offspring. Since 2017, Zilis has been employed by Neuralink as the business’s director of operations and special projects, where she helps manage the brain-machine interfaces that are being developed by the company.
Only one month separated the birth of his twins and the birth of his second kid with Canadian artist Grimes, who was delivered through surrogate in December. In an interview with Vanity Fair, which took place in March 2022, Grimes confirmed the news. During the same interview, she also disclosed the name that she and Musk had chosen for their second child, a girl they named Exa Dark Siderael Musk.
With the birth of these twins, Elon Musk will now have a total of nine children in his family. He and his ex-wife, Justine Wilson, are the parents of five more children. Vivian Wilson, who was once known as Xavier Musk, requested the removal of her father’s name in a petition that was submitted only one month ago and was given permission to do so.
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