Elon Musk’s father admitted he wasn’t proud of his billionaire son, didn’t drive a Tesla and explained why he had a child with his stepdaughter.
Errol Musk, 76, was speaking during a broadcast on Australian radio. The Tesla CEO’s father told the hosts that Elon was “over the top” of what he considered an achievement, but added that the Musk family “has been doing a lot of things for a long time. »
“Your son is a genius. He’s got so much money and created so much stuff, you can’t take that away from him. Are you proud? asked one of the hosts.
Errol Musk then said he was not proud: “No. You know, we’re a family that’s been doing a lot of things for a long time, it’s not like we suddenly started doing something. »
Mr Errol Musk added that his children have been doing “interesting things” for a long time and that he has never received a handout from his billionaire son. He added that it was Elon’s younger brother, Kimbal, who was his “pride and joy.” »
He also made a point of clarifying that Kimbal was himself a billionaire, although nowhere near as rich as Elon, the richest man in the world.
Errol said his billionaire son isn’t as happy as he could be about his success. “He’s frustrated with the progress and that’s understandable. »
Musk was asked if he drives a Tesla, to which he replied that he drives a Bentley, Rolls Royce and Mercedes-Benz instead.
He also stated that his son does not give him money easily. “We are a very frugal and miserly family. If I want something, I have to answer 100 questions” Errol Musk says he fears that Elon, who is currently single, will never find a woman who will give up his career to be part of his life, as he has says Cristiana Wyly, Kimbal’s wife.
The billionaire’s father also spoke about his relationship with his 34-year-old daughter-in-law, Jana Bezuidenhout, with whom he shares two young children.
He said he was married to Jana’s mother for two years in the 1990s and did not see or speak to Bezuidenhout after the divorce until 2014.
It was when she reached out to him during a difficult time that their friendship turned into a romance. Errol had to cut himself off when one of the hosts suggested that Jana was his biological daughter: “No, no, that’s completely normal,” he pointed out.
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Last month, Errol musk revealed he had a daughter with Bezuidenhout in 2019, a year after the birth of their first child.
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