Elon Musk's dad Errol NOT proud of him, calls younger son Kimbal his 'pride and joy'
Errol said 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'
Errol Musk, the father of the Tesla CEO, said Elon Musk had "surpassed the mark" of what he deemed a success but said the Musk family had "been doing a lot of things for a long time". In the interaction on Monday, August 1, 2022, on Kyle and Jackie O Show on Australian radio, one of the hosts asked, '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?'
He responded, "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'". The billionaire's father then went on to add, his children have been doing ‘interesting things' for a long time and he never once received a handout from his billionaire son, and it was Elon’s younger brother Kimbal who was his ‘pride and joy’. Errol also made it clear that Kimbal was a billionaire himself, although not nearly as rich as Elon, the world’s richest man.
While talking about Elon, he added, “He’s disappointed with the progress and understandably so.” Errol said his billionaire son couldn’t be happier with his success and said he feels as if he’s running five years behind schedule, even suggesting he may be an underachiever. “I know it sounds crazy, but we tend to think that as a family. Now he is 50 and I still think of him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean he’s an old man,” added Errol. In reference to recent 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 i ," he told the hosts. Errol even said he had recommended a diet supplement that can supposedly aid weight loss without additional exercise or dieting to his son.
Errol added his worries about Elon's personal life who is currently single, and will never find a woman who will give up her career to be a part of his life, as Kimbal’s wife Christiana Wiley did 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". Said Errol.