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Is Elon Musk building a population for Mars with his 11 children?

Elon Musk has 11 known children with three different women. Here are more details about his stance on growing the population.

Elon Musk

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The South Africa-born billionaire Elon Musk has 11 known children with three different women.

He believes the biggest threat facing the world is a flatlining birth rate and that overpopulation is a myth.

Is that why he’s doing his part in populating the world?

Musk: Children bring more happiness than wealth

Musk has suggested that his wealth is not the ultimate source of his happiness.

The Tesla CEO stated that kids make one happier than any material possession can, according to Daily Post.

Musk welcomed his 11th child, a son named Techno Mechanicus, last year.

He thinks a population crisis is far worse than global warming

Musk thinks it is important that birth rates need to increase globally.

He also thinks that overpopulation is a myth.

In his opinion, a population crisis is a much bigger risk to human civilisation than global warming.

In 2017, Musk tweeted in response to an article titled The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded, that ‘The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care’.

“A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilisation faces by far.”

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Musk: Only smart people should have children

Even though Elon Musk is in strong support of people having more children, he believes that only people of a certain level of intelligence should reproduce.

This is according to Shivon Zilis, one of the mothers of his children.

More about the mothers of his children

Elon Musk’s first wife was Justine Musk, née Wilson.

They got married in 2000 and parted ways in 2008, with an evenly split custody of their five children.

The couple had twins in 2004 – Griffin and Vivian.

The latter is now over 18 and has legally changed her name and is now transgender.

According to the court documents, her reason for this was firstly gender identity, and secondly that she does not want to be related to her biological father, Elon Musk, in any way, as reported by Hello!.

Musk and Canadian singer Grimes dated from 2018 to 2021 and they have three children.

The third mother of Musk’s children is Shivon Zilis, one of Musk’s top executives at Neuralink.

Reuters reported that Zilis told some of her colleagues that she was not involved romantically with Musk and conceived the children with him through in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

However, Reuters could not establish the accuracy of this information.