In November 2021, Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, one of Musk’s top Neurolink executives, unexpectedly welcomed twins! According to court records obtained by Business Insider, the couple petitioned the court to change the names of the twins so that they “have the father’s surname and include the mother’s surname as part of the middle name.”
The 51-year-old Tesla CEO gave birth to twins with Shivon Zilis in November, court records released to insiders on Wednesday. Austin, Texas, is where the twins were born.
According to the documents, Musk and Zilis, working as project directors for his business Neuralink, requested a name change for their children in April to “have the father’s surname and include the mother’s surname as part of the middle name”. in Texas.
The twins’ genders were kept secret and records censored their names.
When did the twins arrive?
The twins were born just weeks after Musk and his ex-girlfriend Grimes welcomed a girl via surrogacy in December, despite their divorce in September. In a cover article for Vanity Fair, she reported the birth of her two-year-old son, Exa Dark Siderael, nicknamed Y. X A-12.
When the piece was released, she tweeted that she and Musk had broken up once again. “We always wanted at least three or four,” she said at the time, saying she and her Musk wanted more children.
A proposal to officially change Vivian’s name and gender was approved last month, according to court documents obtained by People last month.
Musk’s view of rising fertility
Musk doesn’t talk about his family very often, but he has strong feelings about contraception. In December 2021, Musk said at the Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO committee that the world “don’t have enough people.”
He argued that the low and rapidly falling fertility rate is one of the greatest threats to civilization. Take a look at the stats. Civilization will end if people no longer have children.
Musk now has 10 children after welcoming twins. Together with his first wife, Justine Wilson, he has 18-year-old twins Vivian Jenna Wilson and Griffin Musk and triplets, Kai, Damian and Sax Musk, born in 2006. (Sax Musk). Another child the couple had, Nevada Musk, died at 10 weeks of age.
Frankly, the biggest reason is that people can’t afford to have children 🤷♂️
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) May 24, 2022
Who is Shivon Zills?
Shivon Zilis first met Musk in 2016 when he was a director at OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research company. She is now the youngest director on the board. Musk co-founded the business.
Shivon Zilis has been with Neuralink since May 2017 and currently serves as the company’s Director of Operations and Special Projects. It is noteworthy that he was appointed head of Tesla’s AI project that same month.
The 36-year-old Canadian-born Jillis was recently mentioned as a potential candidate to lead Twitter under Musk’s $44 billion deal, sources said.