Even though he was boasting about it less than ten years ago, Elon Musk is now rejecting rumors that his family owned an emerald mine.
Musk tweeted over the weekend, “The bogus emerald mine thing is so aggravating (sigh)”. Where is this thing precisely, anyway?
As many people noted, the mine was in Zambia, at least in Musk’s own words in 2014.
Tech critic Paris Marx responded by tweeting, “Musk and his family seem very cautious about molding the narrative of their history lately, especially surrounding the emerald mine.” Despite the fact that he boasted about it to Forbes in 2014, “they act like they’ve never heard of it before.”
The article includes a screenshot of a 2014 Forbes interview with Musk, who was then more widely regarded as a genius, in which he recounted a casual anecdote about his now-divorced father Errol Musk’s supposed mine.
The multi-hyphenate billionaire is cited as saying, “This is going to sound a little odd, but my father also had a part in an Emerald mine in Zambia.”
Strangely, although it has been archived by the Internet Archive, the relevant interview is no longer accessible on Forbes’ website. Futurism has contacted Forbes, the freelancer, and Musk himself for more information, but there is no comment explaining why it was removed, and the original link now points to a 404 error page.
The unresolved mystery surrounding the alleged existence of the elder Musk’s Zambian emerald mine is made even murkier by the way it’s been blown out of proportion online, with dubious viewpoints asserting the mine existed in South Africa, the Musks’ native country, or that the money made from those “blood” gems served as seed capital for the younger Musk’s numerous business endeavors or at the very least eliminated his student loan debt.
Many of those assertions are untrue, as the conspiracy-debunking website Snopes noted back in November. In contrast to Musk’s most recent assertions, though, reporting over the years does seem to confirm that the mine existed.
The famed narrative from an Insider article in 2018 about Elon and his brother Kimbal stealing some of their father’s emeralds and carrying them around New York City before selling them to Tiffany & Co. for a few thousand dollars is one of the numerous stories I mention.
The Forbes writer Clash informed us that he didn’t know the reason the publication had deleted the interview.
Clash told us in an interview, “I did interview Elon, he said what he said, and I don’t know why they’d take it off.
However, if we had to venture a guess as to why Musk now claims his family never owned any mines, it would be similar to Marx’s: that he thought it was cool to brag about it back in 2014, but it’s significantly less politically expedient to do so now. This story only serves to further complicate the whole mess.
As with other absurd Muskian claims, there is, of course, a second possibility: that he (or his father) made the claim up entirely or in part for political purposes and that Elon is now retracting his statement because, regardless of the details, the idea of a white South African co-owning an emerald mine reeks of apartheid.
Elon Musk Has So Many Children And Here’s What We Know About Each Of Them
Elon Musk is undoubtedly doing his “best” to increase global population after fathering many children over the past 20 years with various womҽn.
The world’s richest man is known to have fathered 10 children, although that figure may vary. He is known to have conceived children with three separate Canadian women.
After all, he did ᵴuгргιᵴe us with some hidden twins, and it seems like the family is prone to ᴜnexpҽctҽd events.
He doesn’t hide it either.
In July, he tweeted, “I wish you have large families and congratulations to those who already have.” I’m making every effort to address the underpopulation situation.
What you need to know about the millionaire and his kids is provided here (or least, the ones we know about).
Nevada was Musk’s. Alexander Musk and Justine Wilson, a writer from Canada.
According to PageSix, the couple was married in January 2000 and welcomed their son Nevada Alexander into the world in 2002.
Nevada, however, passed away from suddҽn infant dҽath syndrome, or SIDS, just 10 weeks after his birth.
According to US Weekly Magazine, Musk wrote in a 2018 email, “There is nothing worse than losing a child.” “In my arms, my firstborn son passed away. I could hear his heartbeat.”
Griffin Musk & Vivian Wilson
After Nevada passed away, Musk and Justine Wilson proceeded to IVF, and in April 2004 she gave birth to twins.
When they were born, the kids were given the names Griffin and Xavier.
The latter twin, however, underwent gender transition and is now known as Vivian Wilson. In April 2022, she submitted the necessary paperwork to alter her name and gender on her birth certificate. She also appears to have severed all contacts with her father.
She stated in her court document, according to Reuters, “I no longer live with or seek to be associated to my biological father in any way, shape, or form.”
Kai Musk, Saxon Musk & Damian Musk
Beyond twins, Musk and Wilson continued.
In January 2006, they underwent IVF once more and brought triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damian Musk into the world.
Two years later, in 2008, the couple divorced.
After that divorce, Musk dated a number of womҽn, including Amber Heard, who shared some adorable photos of him and his kids in 2017.
Elon Musk Named Honorary Congressman After Making $200B Disappear
After managing to make $200 Billion disappear in a single year, tech entrepreneur Elon Musk was made an honorary member of Congress by unanimous vote.
Lawmakers had reportedly peed themselves with excitement, imagining what Musk could do with an omnibus spending bill.
“Making him an honorary Congressman was a no-brainer,” said Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders while staring in awe at Elon Musk’s financial losses and drooling a little bit. “He makes us all look like amateurs; we had to team up and work together just to make $2 Trillion disappear.”
“It is with much chagrin and distress that I vote to make Musk an honorary Congressman,” said Rep. Kevin McCarthy, “I have standards. I would have been more comfortable with a conservative loss of $198 bιllιon.”
It was reported that other conservative members of Congress were equally upset about bringing Musk into their fold because of reckless spending, but voted him in anyway because Pelosi told them to.
At publishing time, Elon Musk’s net worth mysteriously shot upward after being voted in, as had happened to all other members of Congress.
‘He’s not playing games!’ – Elon Musk exposes Adam Schiff’s collusion with Twitter
The following batch of Twitter Files were released by journalist Matt Taibbi on Tuesday.
The bombshell’s revelation that government organizations were collaborating closely with Twitter to censor and block their opposition was геvеаleɗ further.
One discovery made by Taibbi геvеаleɗ how Democratic Representative Adam Schiff attempted to get investigative journalist Paul Sperry’s Twitter account suspended using his power.
According to Taibbi, Twitter was accepting requests “from everywhere: from Treasury, the NSA, almost every state, the HHS, from the FBI and DHS, and more.”
They also got an amazing range of requests from officials asking them to prohibit people they didn’t like. Here, the office of Democrat and chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff requests that journalist Paul Sperry be blocked on Twitter, according to Taibbi.
He attached the following photo:
Musk then called out Schiff on Twitter: “Hey @RepAdamSchiff, what’s this?”
Sperry was later taken from the website, despite Schiff’s inability to get the investigative journalist quickly suspended.
Musk’s focus has been more focused on Schiff as he seeks to expose the dishonesty of Washington lawmakers.
Musk completely dismantled Schiff by making fun of his little brain in late December. In recent weeks, Schiff and other Democrat politicians have attacked Musk, but the bιllιonaire has had none of it.
Elon Musk made the remark in response to a tweet from Schiff that said: “Elon Musk claims to be an absolute believer in free speech in order to rationalize ignoring bigotry and intolerance on Twitter. However, when they publish bad news, journalists face an arbitrary prohibition. It seems that the commitment to free expression is not that strong. But there is hypocrisy.
Regarding Schiff’s leadership of the House Intelligence Committee, Musk retorted, “Thankfully, you lose your chairmanship very shortly.” You have a little brain.
Musk also attacked Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday after she attacked Tesla by writing to the Tesla board to inquire whether investors had been “harmed” by Musk’s purchase of Twitter.
According to the New York Times, Elizabeth Warren has written to Tesla’s board to inquire whether investors have been damaged by the bιllιonaire tech mogul’s term as social network CEO.
Elizabeth Warren is the last person I would ever want near Tesla, Farzad Mesbahi responded to the tweet from Unusual Whales.
Musk then took aim at Warren in his direct response to Mesbahi’s tweet.
He wrote, “The United States has clearly suffered by having her as a senator lol.”
@CollinRugg is my Twitter handle.
With regard to corporate and labor regulations, Warren has threatened Musk with “serious legal problems” and has accused Musk of misusing his position of authority ever since he took control of Twitter.
Given that Warren belongs to America’s political elite class, the issue of power abuse is rather hilarious.
She said in the Sunday letter, “As you know, it is the legal duty of Tesla’s board to ensure that its C.E.O. is meeting all his legal obligations and performing as an effective leader.
Warren previously admitted to being quite upset about Musk’s purchase of Twitter to CBS late-night presenter Stephen Colbert in November.
Warren said that no bιllιonaire should have so much authority over how Americans and others across the world are given the opportunity to interact. “I have a serious issue with him,”
“This agreement poses a threat to our democracy. bιllιonaires like Elon Musk operate under a different set of regulations from the rest of society and amass power for their personal benefit. Ironically, she wrote in a tweet, “We need a wealth tax and tough regulations to hold Big Tech accountable.