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Elon Musk is the richest man on the planet, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and now he is the potential owner of one of the worst Internet sites. Since he moved on to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, it seems that no one, or at least no one working in the media, can be silent about the man. (“While the Twitter news cycle was defined by Donald Trump’s tweets, it is now determined by Elon Musk,” Observed New York times Reporter Katie Roseman.)
Despite the tireless chatter, how well do you know Mr. Musk? Yes, he’s the electric car guy, one of the many billionaires to join the space, and the most powerful and powerful Twitter poster. But there is a lot. (For example, did you know he was bullied as a kid? Now you do!) So buckle up, baby, because this totally unchecked list of facts about Elon Musk is a wild, weird, and disturbing ride.
Born in apartheid South Africa in 1971, Elon Musk is the son of Errol, who at the time was the partial owner of an emerald mine in Zambia. Musk and Errol’s relationship has been turbulent throughout his life – they are currently separated – and it’s easy to see why.
“He was a horrible person,” Musk said. rolling rock In 2017, he cries. “My father would have a carefully thought-out plan for evil. He would plan evil…You have no idea how bad it was. Almost every crime you could think of, he’d committed. Almost every evil thing you could think of, he’d done.”
Of Errol’s countless mistakes, perhaps the most egregious is that he shot and killed three men who broke into his house. Errol told daily Mail He was tried for manslaughter, defended himself, and was eventually acquitted.
Also, in 2018, Errol revealed to daily Mail (The publication of his choice, apparently) that he fathered a child with his stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout. According to the Daily Beast, Errol married Jana’s mother, Hyde, when Jana was three years old. Errol and Hyde have been married for 18 years, and Jana and Elon consider each other brother and sister.
Errol carried the baby with Bezuidenhout “in the heat of the moment,” Errol told daily Mail. “It happened one evening when her boyfriend Jana kicked her out of the house and she slept at my house. You have to understand – I’ve been single for 20 years and I’m just a guy who makes mistakes.”
Musk married Justin Wilson in 2000, around the time his online financial services company X.com merged with another company called Confinity, eventually turning into PayPal. Musk and Justin have been married for eight years and have six children together.
They didn’t break up on the best of terms, and two years after their divorce was finalized, Justin wrote an article about her marriage to Musk in Marie Clairetitled “I Was a Newbie Wife: Inside America’s Most Chaotic Divorce”, where she shared the following anecdotes:
- While dancing at their wedding, Musk told Justin, “I’m the alpha in this relationship.”
- “Elon’s judgment overturned my judgment,” Justin wrote, “and he was constantly commenting on ways he found me missing.” I told him repeatedly: “I am your wife, not your employee.” He replies: If you were my employee, I would fire you.
- After their first child, Nevada, died of sudden infant death syndrome, Musk allegedly described Justin’s open grief as “emotional manipulation.” of.
After breaking up with Justin, Musk met actress Talulah Riley and proposed to her after they had only spent ten days together. Then Riley and Justin struck up an unexpected friendship. Musk’s first wife wrote: “During the divorce proceedings, his fiancée and I found out that we loved each other.” One of Justin’s friends remarked that their fondness for each other was like a “French movie,” after which Justin wrote the following to Riley in an email: “I’d rather live the French movie version of things, where they become friends and different philosophies are contemplated, than the American version, Where one is ‘good’ and the other ‘bad’ and there is a huge fight chain and someone is thrown from the balcony.”
Justin and Riley’s affinity for each other may have been an early sign that Riley’s relationship with Musk wasn’t going to last. The couple married in 2010. Two years later, Musk announced the news of their divorce on Twitter dot com. The billionaire wrote in Riley’s tweet, “It’s been four amazing years. I’ll love you forever. You’ll make someone very happy someday.”
The person Riley was “making him so happy one day” turns out to be Musk himself. They married again in 2013, and finally divorced in 2016.
The most famous is that Musk’s son with independent singer Grimes, born in 2020, is called X Æ A-XII. They named their second child, a girl born in 2021, something less exotic: Exa Dark Sideræl. His children with Justin Wilson have relatively common names: Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon, and Damien. However, it’s not like there were any Michaels or David on the set.
In 2015, venture capitalist Stuart Allsopp wrote an open letter to Musk on Medium titled “DearElonMusk: You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself,” in which he complained about poor regulation at a Tesla Model X launch event. (He said he had to deposit $5,000 on the new car to attend, that the event started about two hours late, that the organizers did not provide enough food for the guests, etc.).
In response to Alsop’s many complaints, free-spoken Musk canceled his pre-order for Model X. Alsop was beside himself. In a follow-up letter, the venture capitalist wrote, “I was a bit surprised that Tesla banned… I mostly regret that I couldn’t participate in the automobile revolution that Tesla started.”
Get ready, actors of the world, Elon Musk is coming for your business!
Like many strong men, Musk enjoys seeing himself on the big screen. Also on smaller screens. Basically any screen. He had two lines in iron man 2 (Several members of the Simps family called him “Realistic Iron Man”), and he expressed himself in The Simpsons And South Parkas well as a character named “Elon Tusk” on his favorite show, Rick and Morty. Musk also played a version of himself famous enough to volunteer in a kitchen for the poor in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Recently, he hosted an episode of Saturday Night LiveAnd He tells the world that he had Asperger’s in his opening monologue, dressed up as Wario, made embarrassing jokes about Dogecoin, and went to Mars with Pete Davidson’s character, Chad.
It appears that Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, will do whatever it takes to prevent Tesla employees from joining unions.
in New York timesthe National Labor Relations Board ruled in 2019 that “Tesla has unlawfully fired an agent involved in union organizing and that the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, has unlawfully threatened workers with the loss of stock options if they join unions.”
Where did Musk threaten the employees wishing to join the union? on Twitter! (“Why would you pay the union dues and give up stock options for nothing?”
It’s a bit ridiculous that Elon Musk decides to buy a website that has gotten him into trouble so many times.
In September 2018, Mask smoked pot while appearing on Joe Rogan’s podcast. It was 420 for the middle-aged billionaire. Less than two months ago, he had chirp“I am considering making Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”
Musk’s 420 tweet had dire consequences, because he didn’t actually secure the funding, and lying about things like that matters with the SEC. Musk was removed from the position of Tesla president and fined $20 million. As part of his settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk had to agree to a “review of his tweets by an internal Tesla attorney,” an agreement that he violated almost immediately.
Oh God, does this guy ever come out?
Reply to screenshot From CNN’s headline, “2% of Elon Musk’s fortune could help solve world hunger, says UN food scarcity director, Musk” chirp That if the United Nations World Food Program “could describe on this Twitter thread exactly how it would solve $6 billion in world hunger, I would sell Tesla stock now and do it.”
Director of the World Food Program David Beasley call She tricked him, and actually determined how the organization would use the $6.6 billion. Musk, who is worth about $239.2 billion, never responded to Paisley. Less than a year later, he bought Twitter for $44 billion, ending the world’s troll hunger instead.
Amidst Elon’s very busy first week, where the King fizzles out a whale, he tweets all kinds of weird things, like a pledge to make Coca-Cola truly classic again:
Last weekend, he shared a picture of a plump Bill Gates alongside a pregnant man emoji, with the caption “In case you need to lose an erection quickly”:
He called for teamwork on Twitter:
And an invitation to joy Jammeh:
and screenshot One of the best free app downloads in the App Store, Truth Social (Donald Trump’s near-absolute new social media endeavor, which is rarely used) tops the list. Musk added following Suspension: “Truth Social currently beats Twitter and TikTok over the Apple Store”, “Truth Social (terrible name) exists because Twitter monitors free speech”, “Should be called Trumpet instead!”
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