According to Musk Sr., all his children “do interesting things”, so he is not going to single out any of them.
The 76-year-old father of billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Errol Musk said that he does not drive Tesla and is indifferent to the success of his first child. He spoke about this on the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Australian radio during a 20-minute interview.
According to him, Elon “exceeded the bar” of what he considered success, but said that the Musk family ” did a lot of things for a long time.” However, when asked by one of the hosts whether Errol was proud of his son, he first remained silent, and then answered: “No.”
Musk Sr. emphasized that all his children have long been engaged in “interesting things”, and that it is Ilona's younger brother Kimbal who is his “pride and joy”.
Errol made it clear that Kimbal himself was a billionaire, though not as wealthy as Elon, who is the richest man on the planet today.
Despite Elon's success and genius, his father treats him like a “little boy” in an adult body.
The man is also not thrilled with how his 50-year-old offspring launched himself. Referring to recent shirtless photos of his son on a yacht in Greece, he said he encouraged Elon to eat better and take supplements. In particular, he recommended Garcinia Cambogia, a supplement that supposedly can help you lose weight without additional exercise or diet.
“Elon has a very strong physique, but he does not eat well,” Musk Sr. emphasized.
In conversation, he explained that he does not drive Tesla, preferring Bentley, Rolls Royce and Mercedes-Benz, and very rarely asks his son for help in terms of money.
“We are a very frugal, stingy family. If I want to spend something, I have to answer 100 questions why … Elon lives very modestly. He is at work at six o'clock,” he explained.
A man who has had two children by his own stepdaughter is seriously worried that Elon will never find a woman willing to give up her career to be part of his life, like Kimbal's wife Christian Wylie did, despite being educated. and holds a master's degree.
When Musk was asked about his relationship with 34-year-old stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout, he explained that he was married to mother Yana for two years in the 1990s and that he did not see or speak to Bezuidenhout after the divorce until 2014. When she turned to him in a difficult moment, their friendship turned into a romance. Upon learning about his father's relationship with his half-sister, Elon became furious and stopped communicating with his parent.