Elon Musk’s father didn’t hold back when Australian radio talk show hosts asked him to weigh in on the life and career of his Tesla founding son, revealing he wasn’t proud of the billionaire businessman and that his brother Kimbal Supported.
76-year-old Erol Musk called on Monday Kyle and Jackie O’s Show for a brutally honest 20-minute interview on Australian radio station KIIS FM, in which he downplayed Elon’s success and took a dig at his physical appearance – claiming that he shot a 50-year-old man after seeing pictures of him shirtless. Also suggested taking diet pills. On a boat in Greece.
“Your child is a genius. He’s worth so much money and he’s made so many things, you can’t take that away from him. Are you proud?” Presenter Jackie O asked the South African Vice Chancellor.
“No. You know, we are a family that has been through a lot for a long time, not that we suddenly started doing anything,” Errol replied.
Elon is Errol’s eldest son with his first wife, Maye Musk. The couple also shared daughter Tosca and son Kimble, whom the father described as his “pride and joy” during the bizarre interview.
Kimbal Musk, 49, is a chef and restaurateur who operates The Kitchen Restaurant Group in the US. His net worth is estimated to be around $700 million compared to Elon’s $271.2 billion, which makes him the richest person in the world.
Errol also has five other children by other partners, including his two youngest sons and a daughter, whom he has welcomed in recent years with his 34-year-old stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout.
When asked about that unusual relationship, the self-admitted “ladies man” insisted that it was “completely normal” despite the 42-year age difference and Bezuidenhout being stepchildren.
Errol said during the interview that his son Elon feels he is five years behind schedule in his career – and said he agrees with that assessment.
“He is disappointed with the progress and it is understandable,” said the father. “I know it sounds crazy, but we think the same way as a family. He’s 50 now and I still think of him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean he is an old man.”
Errol also said that he is worried that Elon, who has nine children with four different women but is currently single, will not find a partner who will give up his career to be with him all the time. Be ready
“I worry about him,” said the father, adding to his firstborn: “he loves people, he loves humanity.”
When Grease was asked to weigh in, the septuagenarian took a swipe at her eldest child’s anatomy in recent photos that showed the Tesla and SpaceX founder resting topless on a luxury yacht in Mykonos.
“Elon is very firm, but he is eating badly,” his father said, after he told Elon about the purported weight-loss properties of a supplement called Garcinia Cambogia.
When asked by the talk show host if he drives a Tesla, Errol admitted that his stable of luxury vehicles did not include one of his son’s popular electric cars, revealing that he would instead drive a Bentley, a Rolls Royce. And owns a Mercedes.
Erol Musk said that despite his son being the richest man in the world, Elon does not freely give him handouts.
“We are a very frugal, stingy family,” insisted the wealthy South African engineer. “If I want to spend anything I have to answer 100 questions why.”