The father of Elon Musk said in an interview that he was not proud of his billionaire son, saying Elon was unhappy with his own career progression.
During the strange interview On Monday with Australian radio The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Errol Musk, 76, was asked if he was proud of Elon’s accomplishments.
Errol 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.
The interview didn’t just give the elder Musk a chance to punch his kid. As well as discussing Elon, Errol’s interview also touched on recent news that he fathered two children with his stepdaughter, Jana Bezuidenhout, 35.
Errol, who is 42 years older than Bezuidenhout, became his stepfather when he was four years old. He described his relationship with her as “completely normal”.
These remarks echoed previous ones in which he said, “The only thing we are on Earth for is to reproduce.”
“I see no reason not to.”
Errol in Monday’s interview conceded that Elon, the founder of Tesla and head of SpaceX, has achieved quite a bit compared to his siblings.
“They’ve seen a lot and we’ve done a lot together,” Errol said of his family, referring to his clan’s travels to China, the Amazon rainforest and elsewhere. “But Elon has actually kind of really crossed the mark.”
Errol kept talking about his sonsaying young Musk feels “behind” when it comes to where he wants his various businesses to be, and is “not as happy as he would like to be”.
“He’s frustrated with the progress and that’s understandable,” Errol said. “I know it sounds crazy, but we tend to think like that as a family. He is 50 now and I still think of him as a little boy. But he’s 50, I mean he’s an old man.
Compared to Elon, Errol said during the interview that his other son, Kimbal Musk, is the “pride and joy” of his life. Kimbal is a restaurateur and chef with an estimated net worth of $700 million, although Errol claimed that Kimbal was also a billionaire, reported Business Insider.
Errol’s interview on Monday came just days after his son decided to file a countersuit against Twitterwhich has stepped up its legal fight against the social media giant over its attempts to pull out of a $44 billion purchase deal.