Elon Musk’s father, Errol Musk, has admitted he isn’t proud of his billionaire son because the whole Musk family has achieved “a lot of things for a long time”.
On Monday, the 76-year-old spoke out on the ‘Kyle and Jackie O Show‘ on Australian radio station KIIS FM for a 20-minute interview, in which he spoke about the Tesla chief and the rest of the Musk family, including Elon’s younger brother Kimbal. In the interview, Errol downplayed his billionaire son’s success and dwelt on his physical appearance.
“Your offspring is a genius. He’s worth so much money and has created so much that you can’t take that away from him. Are you proud? presenter Jackie O asked Errol.
To that, the 76-year-old replied, “No. You know, we’re a family that’s been doing a lot of things for a long time, it’s not like we suddenly started doing something.
Errol told the radio show that his children from his first wife Maye Musk – Elon, Tosca and Kimbal – had traveled around the world with him since they were little, visiting places like China and the Amazon rainforest. “They’ve seen a lot and we’ve done a lot together,” he said, adding, “But Elon has actually really exceeded the bar.”
During the interview, Errol said his billionaire son felt like he was five years behind schedule in his career. “He (Elon Musk) is frustrated with progress and that’s understandable,” the billionaire’s father said. He added: “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. is an old man.
Additionally, Errol went on to say that his 49-year-old son Kimbal Musk, Elon’s younger brother, was his “pride and joy.” He also told the radio show host that Kimbal was lucky in his marriage to Cristiana Wyly as they spent a lot of time together. He added that he fears the SpaceX CEO might find a partner who would give up a career for him.
Notably, Elon has nine children with four different women but is currently single. Errol said: “He (Elon) has to find a woman to let go of what she’s doing, and it’s not easy.”
In the 20-minute interview, the South African engineer then took a look at his senior’s physical appearance. When asked to comment on recent photos of Elon Musk on his trip to Greece which showed the Tesla chief relaxing topless on a yacht, Errol said: “Elon is very strong but he eats badly.” Errol also added that he suggested Elon take diet pills.
Finally, when asked by the talk show hosts if he drives a Tesla, Errol admitted that his stable luxury vehicles did not include one of his son’s electric cars. He revealed that he owned a Bentley, a Rolls Royce and a Mercedes instead.