Elon Musk’s father, Erol Musk, admitted that he is not proud of his billionaire son because the entire Musk family has achieved “a lot of things for a long time”.
On Monday, the 76-year-old spoke about ‘Show Kyle and Jackie OOn Australian radio station KIIS FM for a 20-minute interview, he talked about the Tesla boss and the rest of the Musk family, including Elon’s younger brother, Kimbal. In the interview, Errol downplayed the success of his billionaire son and took a look at his physical appearance.
“Your offspring is a genius. He’s worth a lot of money and he’s created so many things, you can’t take that from him. Are you proud?” Lieutenant Colonel Jackie asked, Errol.
The 76-year-old replied, “No. You know, we are a family that has been doing a lot of things for a long time, it’s not like we suddenly started doing something.”
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Errol told the radio show that his children from first wife May Musk – Elon, Tosca and Kimball – have traveled with him around the world since they were young, visiting places like China and the Amazon rainforest. “They saw a lot of things, and we did a lot of things together,” he said, adding, “But Elon actually really crossed the mark.”
During the interview, Errol said his billionaire son feels like he’s five years behind schedule in his career. “He (Elon Musk) is frustrated with progress and that’s understandable,” said the billionaire’s father. He added, “I know it sounds crazy, but we tend to think that way as a family. He’s 50 now and I still think of him as a little kid. But he’s 50, I mean he’s an old man.”
Furthermore, Errol went on to say that his 49-year-old son, Kimbal Musk, Elon’s younger brother, was his “pride and happiness”. He also told the radio show host that Kimball was lucky in his marriage to Christiana Wylie because they spend a lot of time together. He added that he was concerned about the SpaceX CEO not being able to find a partner who might give up a career for him.
Notably, Elon has nine children with four different women but is currently single. Errol stated, “He (Elon) has to find a woman to let go of what she’s doing, and that’s not easy.”
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In the 20-minute interview, the South African engineer then passed on his eldest child’s body appearance. When Errol was asked to rate recent photos of Elon Musk from his trip to Greece that showed the Tesla boss relaxing topless on a yacht, Errol said: “Elon is strong-built but eats poorly.” Errol also added that he suggested Elon take diet pills.
Finally, when asked by talk show hosts if he drives a Tesla, Errol admitted that his luxury stable cars don’t have one of his son’s electric cars. He revealed that he instead owns Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes cars.