Elon Musk isn’t just prolific in creating new companies, but he’s also prolific in creating new humans.
Elon Musk has had another child with musician Grimes, his new biography reveals. The child is named Techno Mechanicus and nicknamed Tau, and his age wasn’t immediately known. Musk already has two other children with Grimes, a son X Æ A-12, who was born in May 2020, and a daughter Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, who was born via surrogacy in December 2021.
The latest birth takes up the number of Musk’s known children to 10 with three different partners. Musk had had a boy with his first wife Justine Wilson in 2002, but the infant passed away at 10 weeks old. Musk then had a pair of twins with Justine Wilson in 2004, and later followed it up with triplets with Wilson in 2006. Musk then divorced Wilson, married actress Talulah Riley twice, and briefly dated Amber Heard. He then began dating musician Grimes, had two children with her. Musk had then had twins with Shivon Zelis, a senior executive at Neuralink, a company that he’d founded. It now turns out that he’d at some point had another child with Grimes, taking his tally up to an impressive 10.
And Musk seems to be putting his money, amongst other things, where his mouth is. He has been repeatedly warning about declining birth rates, and has said that population collapse is the greatest threat facing humanity today. He’s repeatedly urged people to have more children, and has made no bones about the fact that his own brood is part of that effort. “Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far,” he’d tweeted after the birth of his 9th child.
Musk, of course, has been looking to save humanity in other ways. He’s helping prevent climate change by building clean cars through Tesla, and is looking to make humanity multiplanetary through SpaceX in the event earth goes through a cataclysmic event. And after having personally fathered 10 children, Musk seems to be just as enthusiastically solving the underpopulation problem as well.