What you need to know about the reports that say Elon Musk is now a father of 9

What you need to know about the reports that say Elon Musk is now a father of 9
FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink founder and CEO Elon Musk has been a big advocate for increasing the world population, saying that the dwindling global headcount is a threat to humanity. He himself has been married three times and has seven children – five with his first wife and two with singer Grimes. More recently, Musk’s 18-year-old daughter legally changed her last name from Musk and her gender marker.

Now, Business Insider has reported that Musk had twins in November of 2021 with an exec of Neuralink, Shivon Zilis, with the duo moving to have the children’s names changed to “have their father’s last name" and Zilis as their middle name. It’s also reported that the twins were born a few weeks before Musk and Grimes had their second child via surrogacy. The addition of the two children now makes Musk a father of nine.

Key comments:

At the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019, Musk said: “Most people think we have too many people on the planet, but actually, this is an outdated view … Assuming there is a benevolent future with AI, I think the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse." Musk captioned a video of the event, saying, “Population collapse is the biggest threat to civilization."