One of the premises of life that Elon Musk he was always clear, is that he would be successful and a millionaire as an adult, something that he repeated ad nauseam to his father Errol Muskwho in conversation with AFP He commented on details of the relationship with his son.
“He was a cunning and reckless young man who butted into adult conversations. At the age of four he was already listening to stories about politics and business”, he says. “One day, Elon announced that when he grew up he would be a millionaire,” recalls his father, who assures that an adult replied that he was going to be disappointed. “Elon’s reaction was to say, ‘Wow! I think you’re stupid.’ Typical Elon,” he says. “It’s in his nature to tell people the truth, without a filter,” he says in the interview.
Errol acknowledged in the interview that he was very hard on his children Elon, Kimbal and Tosca.
“I was a strict father. My word was law. It was our way of being. We strive to give the best of ourselves,” says the 76-year-old father. “It’s kind of our brand.”
Elon Musk was born in the South African city of Pretoria and was conceived there from the union of Errol Musk with the model Maye Musk.
Errol describes Elon as “the kindest” of his offspring. “He is very attentive. He truly believes it when he says that he wants to save humanity. It’s not a slogan.”