Elon Musk wants ‘as many’ kids as he can ‘spend time with’

It doesn’t sound like Elon Musk will stop at 10 kids.

Billionaire Tesla CEO, who has just been revealed to have welcomed newborn twins with his Neuralink director Shivon Zilis, tells Vidak For Congress exclusively that he wants to procreate.

“Bravo to big families,” says Musk, 51.

When asked how many children he would like to have, he says, “As many as I am able to spend time and be a good father.”

Musk, who has said he is concerned about declining birth rates, shares that he enjoys having children in different stages of life, especially since his elders are growing up so quickly.

‘My oldest is going to college and teenagers don’t want to spend much time with their parents. I wish they did,” he says with a sigh.

Elon Musk walks down a street.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he would like to have more children.
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The SpaceX founder’s brood includes twins Griffin and Vivian, who were born in 2004, and triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian, who arrived in 2006, with his ex-wife Justine Musk.

His ex-girlfriend, singer Grimes, gave birth to their first child together, the amazingly named X AE A-XII, in May 2020. Their daughter, Exa, arrived in December 2021 via a surrogate mother. Exa revealed her existence when she began to cry while interviewing Grimes for Vanity Fair.

Elon and Justine also had a son named Nevada, born in 2002, but he died of SIDS or SIDS at 10 weeks old.

Elon Musk with four of his children on his back.
“Bravo to big families,” Musk told Vidak For Congress.
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Elon, though extensive on Twitter, tends to keep his personal life private.

The news broke on Wednesday that he welcomed twins to Zilis, 36, in November 2021 after they filed court documents asking for the babies’ names to be changed to “their father’s last name and their mother’s last name as part of their middle name.”

Elon confirmed Insider’s report by tweeting Thursday: “Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is by far the greatest danger facing civilization. Mark my words, unfortunately they are true.”

He also pinned a tweet of a Wall Street Journal chart of “fertility decline.”

Elon Musk holds baby X.
Musk, pictured here holding baby X, says kids make him the “luckiest.”

Speaking at the June 2016 Code Conference, Elon said his kids make him “the happiest,” adding, “I always try to set aside time for my kids because I love being with them. I mean, kids are really great.”

And he described himself as “a pretty good dad” in the 2015 book “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.”

“I have the kids a little over half the week and spend quite a bit of time with them,” Elon said at the time. “I also take them with me when I go out of town.”

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