Elon Musk revealed why he decided to have so many children - and it had people on social media raising their eyebrows.
In a Wall Street Journal virtual event in December 2021, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO countered arguments that population control is needed worldwide.
Addressing one of his creations, the Tesla Bot, at the WSJ’s CEO Council Summit, Musk noted that the humanoid has the potential to substitute human labour efforts.
“There are not enough people, I can’t emphasise this enough. There are not enough people,” he said. He added that there are many people that believe that the population is growing out of control, but “it’s completely the opposite.”
“If people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble. Mark my words,” Musk said.
People have reservations about having children over climate change concerns and inequality.
But when Musk was asked why he decided to have as many kids as he did, the father of six joked: ”I try to set a good example. Gotta practice what I preach.”
Musk has twins Xavier and Griffin, 17, triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian, 15, and X Æ A-Xii, 1. His former partner Grimes, recently revealed that the couple had a second child in secret, which they have named Y.
It has also been reported that in 2021 he fathered twins with a top executive at Neuralink, Shivon Zilis.
People on social media had mixed reactions to Musk’s sentiments. Check out some of them below.
@CNBC People cannot AFFORD children. Go tell the top 1% to have more children @elonmusk since they are the only ones who can afford them