Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is now believed to be the father of nine children, as a report claims Musk had twins in November 2021 with Shivon Zilis, a key executive at Elon Musk’s brain-chip business Neuralink.
According to the report, Elon and Zilis submitted a petition in April to change the twins’ names to “have their father’s last name” and include their mother’s last name in their middle name. This petition is the source of the twins’ announcement. The petition was authorized in May, according to the newspaper.
According to a court docket description on the Westlaw legal research service, a judge signed an “Order Changing the Names of Multiple Children” on May 11 after Musk and Zilis filed the petition.
Who exactly is Shivon Zilis?
Shivon Zilis is the head of operations and special projects for Elon Musk’s Neuralink, which he co-founded and manages. She has been employed by the corporation since May 2017, the same month in which she was appointed project director for artificial intelligence at Tesla, where she worked until 2019.
Musk co-founded the artificial intelligence research business OpenAI, where she serves as a board member, according to her LinkedIn profile. Zilis has lately been suggested as a candidate for Musk to appoint to lead Twitter Inc following his $44 billion acquisition, according to sources. Zilis was born in Canada and attended Yale to study economics and philosophy before working for IBM and then Bloomberg Beta. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 and LinkedIn 35 Under 35 honoree.
Here is a complete list of Elon Musk’s children to date
With Justine Wilson: 6 children
Elon Musk has theoretically already fathered ten children. He had six children with his first wife, the writer Justine Wilson. However, their first child, Nevada Alexander Musk, passed away at the age of 10 weeks. Nevada Musk was born in 2002 to the couple.
Elon Musk and Justine Wilson had twin boys Griffin and Xavier via IVF in 2004. Remarkably, Xavier Musk has only lately applied for a name change to Vivian Jenna Wilson, coming out as a transgender individual and severing legal ties with her biological father Elon Musk for his anti-transgender remarks.
In 2006, Musk and Wilson had three more children, triplets Kail, Saxon, and Damian, via IVF. In 2008, Elon Musk and Justine Wilson divorced and currently share custody of their children.
With Grimes: 2 children
Elon Musk and his then-girlfriend Grimes gave birth to their first child in 2020. Their son X AE A-XII Musk was initially titled X A-12, but the name had to be changed because ” and ’12’ are not part of the English alphabet, as required by California law.
Elon Musk and Grimes have another daughter via surrogate in December 2021. Grimes did not release information regarding her second child with Musk until March 2022. Their second child is named Exa Dark Siderl Musk and is affectionately known as “Y.”
With Shivon Zilis: 2 children – twins
Musk has secretly welcomed twins with Neuralin’s chief executive Shivon Zivon weeks before he and Grimes welcomed their daughter in December 2021. Their names are currently unknown.