Elon Musk's Father Says He's Not Proud Of His Billionaire Son And Prefers His Other Son Kimbal

Posted by Aleena in Entertainment On 2nd August 2022
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In an open radio interview, Elon Musk's father admitted he isn't proud of his wealthy son, revealed he doesn't drive a Tesla, and gave the reason for getting married and having a child with his stepdaughter.

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When Australian radio talk show hosts asked to comment on his Tesla founder son's life and career, Elon Musk's father revealed he was not proud of the billionaire businessman and preferred his brother Kimbal.

Errol Musk, 79, appeared on Kyle and Jackie O's show on the Australian radio station KIIS FM on Monday for a brutally honest 20-minute interview in which he downplayed Elon's success and mocked his physical appearance, claiming that he even suggested the 50-year-old take diet pills after seeing shirtless photos of him on a boat in Greece.

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"Your offspring is a genius. He's worth so much money and has created so many things, you can't take that away from him. Are you proud?" presenter Jackie O asked the South African patriarch.

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"No. You know, we are a family that have been doing a lot of things for a long time, it's not as if we suddenly started doing something," Errol replied.

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Elon Musk is Errol's eldest son from his first marriage to Maye Musk. The couple also has a daughter, Tosca, and a son, Kimbal, whom the father described as his "pride and joy" during the bizarre interview.

Kimbal Musk, 49, is an American chef and restaurateur who owns The Kitchen Restaurant Group. His net worth is estimated to be around $700 million, as opposed to Elon's $271.2 billion, which makes him the world's wealthiest person.

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Errol also has five other children from previous relationships, including his two youngest sons and a daughter with his 34-year-old stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout.

When asked about their unusual relationship, the self-proclaimed "ladies' man" insisted it was "completely normal," despite the 42-year age difference and Bezuidenhout being his stepchild.

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During the interview, Errol stated that his son Elon believes he is five years behind schedule in his career and agreed with that assessment.

“He is frustrated with progress and it’s understandable,” the father said. “I know it sounds crazy, but we tend to think like that as a family. He’s 50 now and I still think of him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean that’s an old man.”

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Errol also expressed concern that Elon, who has nine children with four different women but is currently single, will be unable to find a partner willing to give up her career to be with him full-time.

“I worry about him,” the dad said, adding of his firstborn: “He loves people, he loves humanity.”

When asked to comment on recent photos from Greece showing the Tesla and SpaceX founder relaxing topless on a luxury yacht in Mykonos, the septuagenarian took a swipe at his eldest child's physical appearance.

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“Elon is very strongly built but he’s been eating badly,” his dad opined, adding that he has touted to Elon the purported weight loss properties of a supplement called garcinia cambogia.

When asked if he drove a Tesla, Errol revealed that his stable of luxury vehicles did not include one of his son's popular electric cars, instead owning a Bentley, a Rolls-Royce, and a Mercedes.

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Errol Musk said that despite his son being the world’s richest man, Elon does not give him handouts freely.

“We are a very frugal, stingy family,” the wealthy South African engineer stressed. “If I want to spend anything, I have to answer 100 questions of why.” 

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