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Elon Musk’s father says he’s not proud of his billionaire son

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Elon Musk's father says he's not proud of his billionaire son

Errol Musk even took a swipe at Elon Musk’s physical appearance.

Elon Musk’s father, Errol Musk, has admitted he’s not proud of his billionaire son because the entire Musk family has accomplished “a lot of things for a long time.”

On Monday, the 76-year-old spoke about the ‘Kyle and Jackie O’s Show‘ on Australian radio station KIIS FM for a 20-minute interview in which he spoke about the Tesla boss and the rest of the Musk family, including Elon’s younger brother Kimbal. In the interview, Errol downplayed his billionaire son’s success and took issue with his physical appearance.

“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?” asked presenter Jackie O Errol.

The 76-year-old replied: “No. You know, we’re a family that’s been doing a lot of things for a long time, it’s not like we suddenly started doing something.”

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Errol told the radio show that his children by his first wife Maye Musk – Elon, Tosca and Kimbal – have traveled the world with him since childhood, visiting places like China and the Amazon rainforest. “They’ve seen a lot of things and we’ve done a lot of things together,” he said, adding, “But actually Elon really surpassed the mark.”

During the interview, Errol said his billionaire son felt his career was five years behind schedule. “He (Elon Musk) is frustrated with the progress and that’s understandable,” said the billionaire’s father. He added: “I know it sounds crazy but we tend to think that way as a family. He’s 50 now and I still see him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean, that’s an old man.”

Additionally, Errol said his 49-year-old son, Kimbal Musk, Elon’s younger brother, is his “pride and joy.” He also told the radio show’s host that Kimbal was lucky in his marriage to Cristiana Wyly because they spend a lot of time together. He added he was concerned that SpaceX’s CEO could not find a partner who would give up a career for him.

Notably, Elon has nine children with four different women, but is currently single. Errol stated, “He (Elon) has to find a woman who will give up what she’s doing and that’s not easy.”

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In the 20-minute interview, the South African engineer then took a dig at his eldest child’s appearance. If asked to weigh yourself on the last pictures of Elon Musk from his trip to Greece showing the Tesla boss relaxing topless on a yacht, Errol said, “Elon is very heavily built, but he ate poorly.” Errol added that he suggested Elon take diet pills.

When finally asked by talk show hosts if he drove a Tesla, Errol admitted his stable of luxury vehicles didn’t include his son’s electric car. He revealed that he instead owns a Bentley, a Rolls Royce and a Mercedes.

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