Elon Musk breaks silence on birth of secret twins with 'overpopulation' joke 1 month ago

Elon Musk breaks silence on birth of secret twins with 'overpopulation' joke

'Population of Mars is still zero!'

Elon Musk has addressed claims that he fathered twins with one of his company executives, stating he is "doing his best to help the underpopulation crisis".


Court documents cited by Business Insider show that, in April, Musk and Shivon Zilis filed a petition for the twins to "have their father's last name" and their mother's last name as part of their middle name. A Texas judge approved the petition a month later, the report said.

If true, this brings the number of children the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has to nine. Zilis, who works at Musk's company Neurolink, reportedly gave birth to the twins weeks before Musk and Grimes secretly welcomed their second child via surrogate.

On Thursday, Musk addressed the reports on Twitter, the platform he has been attempting to buy.


In a series of seemingly humorous tweets, he said: "Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilisation faces by far."

"Mark my words, they are sadly true," he added.


"Population of Mars is still zero people!" he said in another tweet.

Musk's final tweets read: "I hope you have big families and congrats to those who already do!"


"Maybe Tesla should make a highly configurable Robovan for people & cargo?"

Insider claims Zilis met Musk while she was working with 'OpenAI', the artificial-intelligence research-and-deployment nonprofit Musk cofounded in 2015'.

She moved from OpenAI to Tesla in 2017 to serve as a project director.

Elon Musk turned down working with Bill Gates over Tesla stocks Elon Musk at a pre-Oscar party in West Hollywood in March 2022 (Photo: Getty)

Zilis is currently a top executive at Neuralink - Musk's company that is looking into human brain microchip technology.

Musk shares two children with Canadian singer Grimes and five others with his ex-wife Justine Wilson.

In June one of Musk's children petitioned to change their name and sever ties with him - a decision which their mother, and his ex-wife, said she was proud of.

JOE Media has reached out to Neuralink for a comment.

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