Report: Elon Musk, Neuralink Exec Quietly Had Twins

report elon musk neuralink exec quietly had twins

Shivon Zilis, a top executive at Neuralink, gave birth to twins last year. The father was Neuralink — and Tesla — boss Elon Musk.

This happened in November, just weeks before Musk and singer Claire Boucher, who performs under the name Grimes, announced the birth of their second child.

Zilis has previously worked for Tesla as a project director, working on Autopilot and chip designs.

With the twins, Musk now has nine children. He tweeted this week about wanting humans to have more children.

Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis.

A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 7, 2022

Insider found court documents that showed Musk is the father.

“In April, Musk, 51, and Zilis, 36, filed a petition to change the twins’ names in order to ‘have their father’s last name and contain their mother’s last name as part of their middle name.’ The order was approved by a judge in Austin, Texas, this May. (Insider is withholding the children’s names to protect their privacy.) The twins were born weeks before Musk and Claire Boucher, the musician who performs as Grimes, had their second child via surrogate in December,” Insider reported.

This isn’t the first time a Musk child that was unknown to the public was revealed by someone other than Musk: The sound of a crying baby during a Grimes interview with Vanity Fair showed that the couple had had a second child.

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Jul 10, 2022

    Most of us on this site come to read about cars, trucks, suvs, and crossovers. I could care less if Musk has twins, triplets, or quadruplets. I might be alone in my opinions but I think Musk is a pompous and arrogant jerk who is not worthy of any more attention. Teslas are overpriced and poorly made vehicles that are almost impossible to get parts and service for. I am not opposed to EVs but I can wait till there are more choice in the marketplace with better lower cost batteries and an infrastructure to support it. I will give credit to Tesla for making EVs and for EVs gaining popularity but Musk himself is someone not to be held in high esteem and does not merit any additional attention. Do want to give kudos to Corey for his excellent car series on the Imperial and the Marks and want to encourage more car related articles that keep many of us coming back to TTAC. I have learned a lot from his series and look forward to the next.

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    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Jul 10, 2022

      @DenverMike Or went on to the great Rump Rally in the sky.

  • Glued Glued on Jul 14, 2022

    Oh how nice. The world will now have more entitled children of over-priviledged narcissists. I was kind of concerned when Trump stopped having kids, but now it looks like everything's in order. Good to know, good to know.

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