- Elon Musk’s father, Errol, said on an Australian radio show that he was not proud of his billionaire son.
- He said the family did “a lot of things,” though he added that Elon “has already gone over the mark.”
- Errol Musk said Elon’s younger brother Kimball was his “pride and joy”.
Elon Musk’s father said during an interview on an Australian radio show on Monday that he was not proud of his billionaire son because his family had done “a lot of things”.
In an extensive 20-minute interview on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, Errol Musk spoke about Elon and the rest of the Musk family, including Elon’s younger brother, Kimbal.
Asked if he was proud of Elon, the 76-year-old said, “No…we’re a family that’s been doing a lot of things for a long time. It’s not that we suddenly started doing something.”
Musk told the radio show that his children, Elon, Kimball and Tosca, 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 on the show. “But Elon really… really went over the target.”
Despite that success, Musk Sr. said the Tesla and SpaceX CEO “hasn’t been as happy as he would like to be” because he “feels like he’s behind schedule” with his company.
“Where is he now, he would have liked to have been there five years ago,” Erol Musk said on the radio show.
Musk said in the interview that Elon had wanted to launch a massive SpaceX spacecraft for a long time.
He is frustrated with progress.”
Later in the interview, Musk said that Kimball, Elon’s younger brother, was his “pride and happiness”.
Musk said Kimball is also a billionaire, although he is nowhere near as rich as Elon, who has a fortune of $260 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
It is unclear whether Kimbal Musk is actually a billionaire, as in 2021 Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at around $700 million.
Errol Musk also said on the radio show that Kimball was lucky in his marriage to Christiana Wylie, because they spend a lot of time together.
He added that he was worried about Elon not being able to find a partner who would abandon his career for him.
“He has to find a woman to let go of what she’s doing, and that’s not easy,” Musk said in the interview.
Elon Musk has been married three times, to his first wife, Justin Wilson, and twice to actress Talulah Riley. He has also been romantically involved with a string of celebrities, including musician Grimes and Amber Heard.
He was accused last month of having an affair with Nicole Shanahan, wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, an allegation he vehemently denied.