Elon Musk’s dad says he’s NOT PROUD of his billionaire son and has told him to take diet pills


Elon Musk’s father has admitted he isn’t proud of his billionaire son, doesn’t drive a Tesla and explained why he married and had a baby with his stepdaughter in a candid radio interview.  

Errol Musk, 76, called into the Kyle and Jackie O Show on Australian radio Monday morning for a bizarre 20-minute interview. 

The father of the Tesla CEO told the hosts Elon had ‘surpassed the mark’ of what he deemed success but said the Musk family had ‘been doing a lot of things for a long time’.  

‘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?’ one of the hosts asked. 

He first deferred when asked where Elon got his genius from, suggesting it may have been the milk man who used to visit them rather than Errol or mother Maye.  

Musk then declared he wasn’t proud: ‘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 said his children have been doing ‘interesting things’ for a long time and  he had not once received a handout from his billionaire son and that it was Elon’s younger brother Kimbal who was his ‘pride and joy’. 

He also made clear to clarify that Kimbal himself was a billionaire, though not nearly as wealthy as Elon, the richest man on earth.  

Errol Musk (right) said his billionaire son Elon (left) had ‘surpassed the mark’ but as a family the Musks had ‘been doing a lot of things for a long time’

Musk was asked about the relationship he shares with his 34-year-old stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout

Musk was asked about the relationship he shares with his 34-year-old stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout

Errol said his billionaire son isn’t as happy as he could be when it came to his success and said he feels as if he is running five years behind schedule, suggesting even that he might be an underachiever.

‘He is frustrated with progress and it’s understandable,’ the 76-year-old said.

When pressed on what Elon would be up to were he actually ‘on schedule’ he told Kyle and Jackie O he’d have his scholarship up long ago.  

‘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.’

In reference to recent shirtless photos of his son on a boat in Greece, he said he had been encouraging his son to eat better and take a supplement. 

‘Elon is very strongly built but he’s been eating badly,’ he told the hosts.  

Errol even said he had recommended garcinia cambogia – a supplement that can supposedly aid weight loss without additional exercise or dieting – to his son.

Errol said that Elon is 'built strongly' but 'eating badly' and said he had recommended garcinia cambogia - a supplement that can supposedly aid weight loss without additional exercise or dieting - to his son

Errol said that Elon is ‘built strongly’ but ‘eating badly’ and said he had recommended garcinia cambogia – a supplement that can supposedly aid weight loss without additional exercise or dieting – to his son

Errol said his children have been doing 'interesting things' for a long time and he had not once received a handout from his billionaire son and that it was Elon's younger brother Kimbal (pictured) who was his 'pride and joy'

Errol said his children have been doing ‘interesting things’ for a long time and he had not once received a handout from his billionaire son and that it was Elon’s younger brother Kimbal (pictured) who was his ‘pride and joy’

Errol then revealed he never once received a handout from his billionaire son (pictured in May) and that it was his younger brother Kimbal who was his 'pride and joy'

Errol then revealed he never once received a handout from his billionaire son (pictured in May) and that it was his younger brother Kimbal who was his ‘pride and joy’

Musk was asked if he drove a Tesla to which he replied he instead drove a Bentley, Rolls Royce and Mercedes-Benz. 

He also said that his son doesn’t just give him money: ‘We are a very frugal, stingy family. If I want to spend anything I have to answer 100 questions of why,’ he explained.  

‘Elon lives a very frugal life. He’s up at work at six o’clock.’

He did joke that Elon would send him up in his spaceship as a ‘guinea pig’.  

Errol said he worried Elon, who is currently single, will never find a woman who will give up her career to be part of his life, like Kimbal’s wife Cristiana Wyly had done despite being educated and having a Master’s Degree. 

He did say of his son: ‘He loves people, he loves humanity’ and fondly remembered when he was 14 years old and it was his birthday, buying him a cassette by Louie Armstrong called ‘What a Wonderful World’.  

‘She’s with him all the time and that’s very, very nice,’ he said of the couple. ‘Elon doesn’t [have that] and I worry about him’.  

Musk was then asked about his relationship with his 34-year-old stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout – who he shares two young children with. 

That came after joking that he’s still a ladies’ man: ‘I’ve still gotta’ meet the man who doesn’t want to be a ladies’ man, so when I meet that man I’ll let you know’.  

He said he was married to Jana’s mother for two years in the 1990s and that he hadn’t seen or spoken to Bezuidenhout after the divorce until 2014.

Errol is pictured here holding his son Elon as a baby

Errol is pictured here holding his son Elon as a baby

Elon Musks's father revealed his son lives a very frugal life and is up at 6am every morning to go to work

Elon Musks’s father revealed his son lives a very frugal life and is up at 6am every morning to go to work

He said it was when she reached out to him during a difficult time that their friendship turned into a romance. 

Errol had to interrupt when one of the hosts suggested Jana was his biological daughter: ‘No, no it’s completely normal,’ he said, despite the 42-year age gap.

Musk was then bizarrely asked what his son’s Elon’s penis looked like and if it was circumcised. 

‘I’ll get him to send a photo,’ Errol joked. 

Last month, the 76-year-old revealed he had had a daughter with Bezuidenhout in 2019, a year after they had their first child, Elliot Rush, now aged five. 

Errol Musk revealed his Tesla CEO son Elon had never given him any money and admitted they were a 'frugal, stingy family'

Errol Musk revealed his Tesla CEO son Elon had never given him any money and admitted they were a ‘frugal, stingy family’

Musk started dating singer Grimes in May 2018 and she gave birth to their son X AE A-Xii, in May 2020 (Musk pictured with X)

Musk started dating singer Grimes in May 2018 and she gave birth to their son X AE A-Xii, in May 2020 (Musk pictured with X)

He told The Sun he would like to have the children living with him but the last time they visited ‘the kids were starting to get on my nerves.’

Musk refused to rule out having even more children, however, saying: ‘The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.’

Errol told the publication that his CEO son shared the opinions of his three sisters, who were creeped out by the relationship he had with their half-sister. 

‘They still don’t like it. They still feel a bit creepy about it, because she’s their sister. Their half-sister,’ Errol said. 

Meanwhile, it also emerged Elon had welcomed twins last November with a senior executive at one of his companies, 36-year-old Shivon Zilis. 

Musk refused to rule out having even more children, however, saying: 'The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.'

Musk refused to rule out having even more children, however, saying: ‘The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.’

Musk's children Kimbal, Tosca and Elon with first wife Maye

Musk’s children Kimbal, Tosca and Elon with first wife Maye

The twins arrived just a few weeks before Musk had a second child via surrogate with his on-off girlfriend Canadian pop star Claire Boucher, who goes by the alias Grimes. 

The father-of-ten also has five children with his first wife, Canadian author Justine Musk. 

A sixth child, their first, died of sudden infant death syndrome when they were just ten weeks old in 2002, prompting them to use invitro fertilisation. 

Then Justine gave birth to twins — Vivian and Griffin — in 2004, followed by triplets — Kai, Saxon and Damian — in 2006.

Their eldest child, Vivian, 18, recently filed a legal request to change her first name to reflect that she is transgender and her last name to signal she doesn’t want ‘to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form’. 

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