Elon Musk may be widely regarded as a genius and astute businessman by many, but apparently, those are not enough to make his 76-year-old father, Errol Musk proud of him. His father has gone public in admitting that his son is yet to accomplish more in life.
Errol spoke for 20 minutes on The Kyle and Jackie O Show about the rest of the Musk family and his son’s business endeavors. Furthermore, he made fun of the Tesla CEO’s appearance as well.
Errol was talking about his family’s achievements when host Jackie O said, “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?”
However, the septuagenarian said, “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,” in response.
Rather, Errol feels that Elon, who is currently embroiled in the Twitter deal controversy, “is an underachiever”.
“He (Elon Musk) is frustrated with progress and it’s understandable. I know it sounds crazy, but we tend to think like that as a family. He’s 50 now and I still think of him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean that’s an old man,” he was quoted as saying.
Errol continued by expressing his pride in his 49-year-old son Kimbal Musk, who is Elon’s younger sibling, calling him his “pride and joy.”
Since Kimbal was fortunate in his marriage, the billionaire’s father expressed optimism to the host of the radio show that the SpaceX CEO would also find someone wonderful in his life who would give up a profession for him.
“He has to find a woman to give up what she’s doing, and that’s not easy,” he said.
Errol was questioned about recent photos of Elon that were taken while he partied with friends on a lavish yacht in Greece later on in the conversation.
“Elon is very strongly built but he’s been eating badly,” Errol said, noting that he has advised his son to take weight loss supplements.
He also revealed that instead of owning a Tesla, he drives a Bentley, a Rolls Royce, and a Mercedes-Benz.
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