ELON MUSK is the billionaire entrepreneur who is changing the world with SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter.
But when he didn’t put his genius to good use in the tech space, Musk was busy with his nine children.
Who are Elon Musk’s children?
Elon Musk may have grown up because he loves children – or because he feels civilization will “collapse” without more humans.
“Without enough people, I cannot stress this enough,” he said. There are not enough people.
“If people don’t have more children, civilization will collapse. Please mark my words. “
And he is practicing what he preaches with a growing friend of his own.
Elon Musk had 10 children – but sadly, one of them has passed away.
Here’s what we know about Musk’s offspring.
Nevada Alexander Musk
Musk’s first child, Nevada Alexander Musk, was born in 2002, two years after he married Canadian author Justine Wilson in 2000.
Sadly, the boy passed away at just 10 weeks old from sudden infant death syndrome.
Twins – Griffin and Xavier Musk
In 2004, Musk and then-wife Justine welcomed twins Griffin and Xavier with help from IVF.
In June 2022, Xavier filed to change her gender because she wanted to be unrelated to her biological father.
Xavier Alexander Musk filed paperwork in California on April 18 to change his name.
The lawsuit revealed that she wanted to be known as Vivian Jenna Wilson, TMZ reported.
She said she changed her name because she “no longer lives with or does not want to be related to her biological father” in any way, shape or form”.
Triplets – Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk
Tridents Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk were born in 2006.
They were also conceived through IVF and custody was split between both parents, after they divorced in 2008.
Musk has never spoken publicly about his life with his sons.
In a previous interview, Wilson said: “Almost all of my non-working hours are spent with my sons, and they are the love of my life.”
On May 5, 2020, Musk and his former partner Grimes announced the arrival of their young son.
Initially, the couple named their newborn baby X Æ A-12.
The name seems to be partly inspired by one of the songs from 33-year-old Grimes’ last album – 4ÆM.
Unfortunately for the couple, the name doesn’t conform to California state law, which forbids Indo-Arabic numerals in the name.
Musk and Grimes had to change it to X AE A-XII to remove Æ and 12 in order for his birth certificate to comply with California law.
In an interview for Joe Rogan’s podcast at the time, Musk revealed how to pronounce his son’s name.
He tells Rogan that it is pronounced X-Ash-A-Twelve.
Exa Dark Sideræl Musk
In March 2022, Musk welcomed his second child with pop star Grimes.
She accidentally announced the couple’s baby news in an interview with Vanity Fair.
She tried to hide the birth of her daughter from the public, but the secret was revealed when a baby cried upstairs during the interview.
Exa Dark Sideræl is known as Y and joins his brother X Æ A-12, who is similarly referred to as X.
Grimes and Musk named their daughter Exa Dark Sideræl because Exa comes from the computer term exaFlops, according to Vanity Fair,
The middle part of the name, Dark, refers to the beautiful yet unknown mystery of the dark matter in the universe.
And Sideræl, pronounced “sigh-deer-ee-el” is “a more leprechaun” taken from sidereal meaning star or deep space time, an alternative to earth time.
Grimes explains that the name means: “Cosmic real time, stellar time, deep space time, not our earth’s relative time.”
It’s also a nod to Grimes’ favorite character, Galadriel, in Lord Of The Rings.
Musk and Grimes, AKA Claire Boucher, started dating in 2018 and debuted at the Met Gala in May 2018.
Twins – name unknown
On July 6, 2022, the Daily Mail reported that Musk had quietly welcomed the twins a few weeks before he welcomed his second child with Grimes.
Musk and Shivon Zilis, 36, welcomed the twins back together in November 2021, the newspaper reported.
Zilis is one of Musk’s top executives at his company Neuralink, according to Insider.
The parents of both have filed a request to change the twins’ names so that they have Musk’s last name.
They have also filed a petition asking for their mother’s last name to be their middle name, the Daily Mail reported.