The tesla and space-x boss Elon Musk’s father Errol Musk said in an interview that he isn’t proud of his billionaire son.
It means saying that Elon is unhappy with his own career progress.
During the strange interview with the Australian radio The Kyle and Jackie O Show, 76-year-old Errol Musk was asked if he was proud of Elon’s accomplishments.
Errol replied in an interview, ‘No. You know, we are a family that has been doing a lot of things for a long time, it’s not as if we suddenly started doing something.’
The interview didn’t just provide the elder Musk a chance to punch down on his child. In addition to discussing Elon, Errol’s interview also touched upon recent news that he fathered two children with his stepdaughter, 35-year-old Jana Bezuidenhout.
Errol, who is 42 years older than Bezuidenhout, became her stepfather when she was four years old. He called his relationship with her “completely normal”.
Those remarks echoed other earlier ones in which he claimed: “The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.”
“I can’t see any reason not to.”
Errol in the interview Monday conceded that Elon, the founder of Tesla and the chief of SpaceX, has accomplished quite a bit in comparison with his siblings.
“They’ve seen a lot of things, and we’ve done a lot of things together,” said Errol of his family, referring to his clan’s travels to China, the Amazon rainforest, and other places. “But Elon has in fact sort of really surpassed the mark.”
Errol continued discussing his son, saying that the younger Musk feels “behind schedule” in terms of where he wants his various companies to be, and is “not as happy as he’d like to be”.
“He is frustrated with progress and it’s understandable,” said Errol. “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.”