HE'S the billionaire businessman changing the world with SpaceX, Tesla and Twitter.
But when he's not putting his genius to good use in the tech space, Elon Musk has his hands busy with his seven children.
Who are Elon Musk's children?
Elon Musk's growing brood may be because he loves kids – or because he feels civilastion will "crumble" without more humans.
He said: “There are not enough people, I can’t emphasise this enough. There are not enough people.
“If people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble. Mark my words."
And he's practicing what he preaches with a growing brood of his own.
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Elon Musk has had eight children – but sadly, one of them passed away.
Here's what we know about Musk's offspring.
Nevada Alexander Musk
Musk's first child, Nevada Alexander Musk, was born in 2002, two years after he married Canadian author Justine Wilson in 2000.
Sadly, he died at just 10 weeks old of sudden infant death syndrome.
Twins – Griffin and Xavier Musk
In 2004, Musk and then-wife Justine welcomed twins Griffin and Xavier with some help from IVF.
Their mom is Justine Wilson, who divorced Musk in 2008.
This week, Musk’s teen son filed a petition to change her gender as she wants to be unrelated to her biological dad.
The former Xavier Alexander Musk filed the paperwork in California on April 18 to change her name.
The petition reveals that she wants to be known as Vivian Jenna Wilson, TMZ reported.
She said she’s changing her name because she “no longer lives with or wish to be related" to her biological father "in any way, shape or form”
Triplets – Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk
The former couple's triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk were born in 2006.
They too were conceived through IVF and custody is shared between the two parents, after they divorced in 2008.
The triplets are now 15.
Musk has never spoken publicly about his life with his sons.
In a previous interview, Wilson said: "Almost all of my non-work waking hours are spent with my boys, and they are the love of my life.”
X Æ A-Xii
On May 5, 2020, Elon Musk and his former partner Grimes announced the arrival of their little boy.
The pair initially named their newborn child X Æ A-12.
The name appeared to be partially inspired by one of the songs from 33-year-old Grimes' last album – 4ÆM.
Unfortunately for the couple, the name was not in accordance with Californian state law, as the law prohibits Indo-Arabic numerals in names.
Musk and Grimes had to change it to X AE A-XII to remove the Æ and 12 so that his birth certificate would comply with California law.
In an interview for Joe Rogan's podcast at the time, Musk revealed the pronunciation of his son's name.
He told Rogan that it is pronounced X-Ash-A-Twelve.
Grimes announced she was pregnant in January of 2020, and Musk had previously said the baby was expected to arrive Monday, May 4."Mom & baby all good," Musk wrote in a short Twitter post on Monday, May 4 2020.
Exa Dark Sideræl Musk
In March 2022, Musk welcomed his second child with the pop star Grimes.
She accidentally announced the couple’s baby news in an interview with Vanity Fair.
She attempted to hide her daughter's birth from the public, but the secret was revealed when a baby was heard crying upstairs during the interview.
Exa Dark Sideræl Musk is known as Y and joins older brother X Æ A-12, who is similarly referred to as X.
Grimes and Musk named their daughter Exa Dark Sideræl because Exa comes from the computing term exaFlops, according to Vanity Fair,
The middle part of the name, Dark, refers to the beautiful unknown mystery of dark matter in the universe.
And Sideræl, pronounced “sigh-deer-ee-el” is "a more elven" take on the word sidereal which means star or deep space time, an alternative to earth time.
Grimes explained that the name means: “The true time of the universe, star time, deep space time, not our relative earth time."
It is also a nod to Grimes' favorite character Galadriel, from Lord of the Rings.
Musk and Grimes, 32, aka Claire Boucher, started dating in 2018 and made their debut at the Met Gala in May 2018.
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