Elon Musk is not denying a claim that he and one of his senior executives had twins last year. On Thursday, the business tycoon posted a series of tweets that appeared to confirm the news.
Among other things, the 51-year-old SpaceX CEO stated that he is trying his “all to solve the underpopulation situation.” Before stating to his detractors, “I wish you have enormous families and congrats to those who already do,” he added, “a plummeting birth rate is the biggest peril civilization confronts by far.”
Following Business Insider’s Wednesday article, Musk and Shivon Zilllis, the head of operations and special projects at Musk-owned Neuralink, welcomed twins in November 2021, according to a series of social media posts.
In its reporting, the publication used court records. Additionally, according to Business Insider, Musk and Zillis submitted an application to the court in April to have the twins’ names changed so that their middle names would include both of their last names.
Due to privacy concerns, Business Insider decided not to divulge the twins’ identities. The publication added that a judge in Austin, Texas authorized the name change one month after Musk and Zillis submitted their petition. ET has contacted Musk’s representatives for comment.
Just a few weeks before he and artist Grimes delivered their second kid, through a surrogate, back in December, Musk welcomed twins with one of his top staffers. Soon after their daughter was born, they split up. Additionally, Grimes and Musk are parents to a son who was born in May 2020.
Musk has nine children now.
With his ex-wife Justine Musk, he has 18-year-old twins Vivian and Griffin as well as 16-year-old triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian.
Nevada was born in 2002 to a couple, who were married from 2000 until 2008, but he passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at the age of barely 10 weeks.
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Musk has already discussed his views on the declining birth rate. Back in May, Musk tweeted a Wall Street Journal chart that allegedly illustrated the startling decrease in the nation’s fertility rate, citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Musk then added, “USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for 50 years.”
After posting the tweet, he added, “Contrary to popular belief, wealthy people tend to have fewer children. I’m an uncommon exception. Most people I know only have one or no children.”