With over 58 million followers, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known to keep his fan base happy by regularly replying to their questions and tweets.
On Tuesday, the Twitter handle of Musk’s fan club – Tesla Owners of the East Bay – took to the micro-blogging site to share an alarming piece of news that ‘population collapse’ may be happening soon.
Lauding Musk, who is a father of seven kids, the group gave a shout-out to the entrepreneur for “making tangible efforts” to keep population collapse at bay.
Musk took this tweet in his stride, and said that he was trying to set a good example. “Population collapse is a much bigger problem than people realise and that’s just for Earth,” he wrote.
He further stressed that Mars needs people as the ‘population is currently zero’. The SpaceX CEO has a life-long dream of establishing a human presence in Earth’s neighbouring planet. In his tweet, he posted, “Humans are the custodians of other life on Earth. Let us bring life to Mars!”
On July 11, Branson had shared a picture with Musk and said he was feeling “good, excited, ready” before his space flight.
The Wall Street Journal on Sunday reported that the space-enthusiast, who lives in a $50K-worth, 37-square-metre prefabricated guest house in Boca Chica, Texas, had bought a $250,000 ticket to space from good friend and fellow billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
@TeslaOwnersEBay @Kristennetten @RationalEtienne @EvaFoxU @JohnnaCrider1 @TeslaChillMode @CodingMark @Model3Owners… https://t.co/9Kb0qhkwNw
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1626280357000
When one user said he was hoping for the next to be a baby girl, Musk said he wishes the same. He later confidently wrote, “Next baby will be a girl.”
@doge_southern @SamTwits @TeslaOwnersEBay @Kristennetten @RationalEtienne @EvaFoxU @JohnnaCrider1 @TeslaChillMode… https://t.co/amz1MWFqWx
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1626284963000
The conversation was triggered due to the 2020 report by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation of the University of Washington that showed that the global fertility rate is likely to take a hit by 2050 and 2100.
The study, published in the Lancet, showed that the global fertility rate nearly halved to 2.4 in 2017 and will fall below 1.7 by 2100.
On another thread, the 50-year-old billionaire shared his concerns about the fertility rate report, and said that the civilisation may fade away slowly.
@SamTwits @TeslaOwnersEBay @Kristennetten @RationalEtienne @EvaFoxU @JohnnaCrider1 @TeslaChillMode @CodingMark… https://t.co/JnOHvSMABS
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1626292011000
Ever since the birth of his seventh child on May 4 last year, the tech boss is spending a lot of time with Baby X. More often than not, he keeps sharing pictures of the duo doing regular daddy-baby things.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1612605484000
Baby X turned one-year-old this year. Months before his birthday, daddy Musk bought Dogecoin for the ‘lil X’ – hoping for him to a ‘toddler hodler’.
Apart from Baby X, Musk is already father to six children – Xavier (17), Griffin (17), Damian (15), Saxon (15), Kai (15) and Nevada Alexander.
Musk and his first-wife Jennifer Justine Wilson with whom he was married for eight years share all the six children. Musk’s first-born – Nevada Alexander – died in the 10th week of his birth in 2002 due to a condition called – the sudden infant death syndrome.
Youngest Ambani, Baby Pandya & Tesla Heir – X Æ A-12: Lockdown Babies Of 2020
The year gone by has been a challenging one. The coronavirus pandemic triggered feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, and loss of life and livelihood. The world over, people struggled to hold themselves and their families together.
Amidst this pall of doom, there was some cheer as celebrities across the world of sports, showbiz and entertainment welcomed their tiniest members. From the youngest Reliance heir to Elon Musk’s seventh son, several couples announced new beginnings.
Here’s a round-up of all celebrity babies who entered the world against a pandemic backdrop.
In early January, Cameron Diaz took to Instagram to reveal that she’d welcomed her first child – a daughter named Raddix Chloe Wildflower – with husband Benji Madden. People magazine reported that using Wildflower is Diaz’s way of thanking her ‘Charlie’s Angels’ co-star Drew Barrymore whose autobiography is titled ‘Wildflower’. The two actresses have been thick since they acted together.
The couple, while posting on Instagram, had refused to post any baby pictures, as a “mark of respect to the little one’s privacy”.
A Daisy Blooms
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom turned parents in August as they welcomed baby daughter Daisy Dove. The 36-year-old Perry, who was earlier briefly married to Russell Brand, became a mom for the first time. The singer and ‘American Idol’ judge and her actor husband, citing privacy concerns, have not posted any baby pictures online of the new member.
In October, daddy dearest gave a peek into his life with Daisy during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. In the interview, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star revealed how he had been scoring ‘daddy points’ after helping to get Daisy to sleep. Bloom has a nine-year-old son, Flynn, from an earlier marriage with Miranda Kerr.
Another Musk Is Here
Two months into the lockdown, Elon Musk, again, made news. This time for different reasons. On May 6, the 49-year-old Space X CEO announced on Twitter that he and his partner, Canadian singer Grimes, had become parents to a baby boy. After the couple confirmed that they had decided to name the kid X Æ A-12, it became a Twitter trend.
Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, then explained to fans and followers that Æ, a ligature of a and e known as ash, appeared in Latin and Old English but has mostly fallen out of use. However, in some languages such as Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic, Æ is classed as…