How many children does Elon Musk have? – The Sun | The Sun

How many children does Elon Musk have? – The Sun | The Sun

October 12, 2022

TESLA billionaire businessman Elon Musk is now one of the richest men in the world.

But when he's not busy taking over the tech universe, he is dad to a whopping NINE children.

Who are Elon Musk's children?

Nevada Alexander Musk

Elon Musk's first child was Nevada Alexander Musk.

He 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.

Griffin and Xavier Musk

In 2004, Musk and then-wife Justine welcomed twins Griffin and Xavier with some help from IVF.

In June 2022, Xavier filed a petition to change her gender as she wants to be unrelated to her biological dad.

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."

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.

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

In May 2020, 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 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.

Who is Elon Musk?

Here’s what you need to know…

Controversial billionaire Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971.

As a 12-year-old child he taught himself computer programming and sold the code of a video game to a PC magazine for $500 (£300).

At 17, he moved to Canada to study, before gaining two degrees in physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania.

At the age of 24 he moved to California to start a Ph.D. in applied physics and material science at Stanford University – but left the programme after just two days to pursue other projects.

Now 50, he is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of, which merged with PayPal.

He's also working on a human brain chip project called Neuralink.

Musk's stated aim is to reduce global warming and save humans from extinction by setting up a colony on Mars.

The billionaire inventor is also working on the world's largest lithium-ion battery to store renewable energy.

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.

Grimes 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 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.

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."

Twins – names unknown

In July 2022, The Daily Mail reported that Musk had quietly welcomed twins weeks before he welcomed his second child with Grimes.

Musk and Shivon Zilis welcomed twins together back in November 2021, the outlet reports. Zilis is one of Musk's top executives at his company Neuralink, per Insider.

Both of the parents filed petitions to change the twins' names so that they could have the Musk last name.

They also filed a petition to have the mother's last name be their middle name, The Daily Mail reports.

As of October 2022, their identities are still unknown.

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