Elon Musk pledges to ‘increase childcare allowance’ at his companies

Elon Musk has vowed to increase childcare fees at his companies after confirming to Vidak For Congress on Thursday that he is now a father of 10 children.

The billionaire’s pledge came in response to a Twitter user who asked what Musk — which owns Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company — would say to someone who thinks “for cost reasons they shouldn’t have many children? “

“Children are worth it if at all possible. I plan to significantly increase the childcare allowance at my companies,” he tweeted on Friday.

Musk added: “Hopefully other companies will do the same. Also, Musk Foundation plans to donate directly to families. Hopefully the details will be announced next month.”

His promise came just hours before announcing that he would end his $44 billion deal for Twitter.

Musk confirmed to Vidak For Congress that he welcomed twins, his ninth and tenth children, with his Neuralink director Shivon Zilis last year. Insider first reported news about the Tech mogul’s kids on Wednesday night.

Shivon Zillis
The couple asked for their twins to have Musk’s last name and Zillis’s last name as part of their middle name.

When asked how many more children he would like to have, Musk, 51, told us, “As much as I am able to spend time and be a good father.”

After the news broke, Elon – who was very vocal about his concerns about the collapse of the population – spoke went to Twitter and said: “Hope you have big families and congratulations to those who already have!”

Elon Musk and son X Æ A-12.
Musk says his ex-girlfriend Grimes came up with their child’s unique name, X Æ A-12.
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Musk has six children with ex-wife Justine Wilson: 18-year-old twins Griffin and Vivian, 16-year-old triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian, and a son named Nevada, who died of sudden infant death syndrome just 10 weeks after birth. cot death.

He also shares two children, X AE A-XII, 2 and the 7 month old Exa, with singer Grimes and now two children with Zillis.

    Elon Musk.
Musk was adamant on Twitter that he would like to welcome even more children into his growing family.
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When it comes to Elon’s parenting style, the South African says he lets his children’s mothers play a ‘bigger’ role when the kids are young and gets more involved as they get older.

“As the kid gets older,” he told the New York Times in 2020 while discussing his upbringing with Grimes, “I think [I’ll end up] just doing what i did with my other kids. For example, if I have a trip for Tesla to China, I take the kids and we go to the Great Wall or we took the high-speed train from Beijing to Xian and saw the Terracotta Warriors.”

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