The scandal-stricken father of Tesla founder Elon Musk has made a series of wild claims about the upbringing of his billionaire son.
Elon Musk’s scandal-stricken father has wildly claimed that the SpaceX mogul was neglected while living with his mother.
Errol Musk claimed that his son would sometimes not go to school as he made a series of allegations during a bombshell interview in South Africa.
Errol married his ex-wife Maye in 1970 after they dated for six years. The couple divorced in 1979 after having three children together. ElonKimbal, and Tuscany†
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Elon and his siblings lived with Maye for the first eight years of his life.
In addition to being known as Elon’s father, Errol Musk is also a South African electromechanical engineer, pilot and sailor.
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During his sit-down chat with a psychologist known as Anneke, Errol claimed that he once received a call from his son’s school.
He claimed officials had threatened to call social services and even the police if he didn’t do “something about the boys’ condition.”
Errol claimed he heard his kids would come to school dirty, fall asleep in class, and ask for food.
“I was completely taken by surprise,” he said.
†Elon sometimes never came to school. He would just walk around the neighborhood,” Errol claimed.
He also claimed that around the same time he received a call from a maid at one of their homes telling him that “she couldn’t take it anymore” because the kids had “no food.”
Errol revealed that Elon stayed with him for most of his elementary school years until finishing high school.
In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, Elon described his father as a “terrible human being” and claimed his childhood was “painful and isolated”.
Elon told the outlet that he was “raised with books, then with his parents”.
He said: “I was making explosives and reading books and building missiles and doing things that could have killed me.
“I’m shocked that I have all my fingers.”
Elon claimed his father ridiculed his love of computers, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Commenting on the allegations, Errol said: “Elon has repeatedly told a story where I told him that computers were a waste of time.
‘That is not true. Elon has been generous enough to admit that he inherited his scientific genius from me.”
Errol claimed his son was “teasing” him so he could go to a computer event when he was 11.
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Elon was part of a group of enthusiastic attendees who stayed behind after the conference to quiz developers.
A professor reportedly told Errol, “This kid must have one of these computers.”
In 2015, Errol told Forbes, “‘You can ask Elon to do many things on his computer, but don’t ask him to take a bus.”
He claimed that his son was an “introverted thinker.”
Errol said: “So where a lot of people would go to a great party and have a great time and drink and talk about all sorts of things like rugby or sport, you would find Elon found the person’s library and leafing through their books used to be. ”
The magnate’s father was also in the news in 2018 after it became known that he, then 72, had a child with his then 30-year-old former stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout, whom he has known since she was four.
Errol was married to Jana’s mother Heide for 18 years and they had two children together.
Errol has said in the past that Elon lived with him until he finished high school.
Musk left South Africa and started a new life in Canada at the age of 17.
In 1995, he co-founded the software company Zip2, with his brother Kimbal, which produced Internet city guides for the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
Four years later, in February 1999, Compaq acquired the company for $307 million in cash.
Musk collapsed $22 million for his seven percent share of the sale.
Later in 1999, he co-founded X.com, one of the world’s first online banks. The following year, X.com merged with PayPal.
In 2002, PayPal was acquired by eBay for $1.5 billion in stock.
Musk — who owned 11.7 percent of PayPal’s stock — received $165 million and a huge payday.
He founded Space X and Tesla before trying to acquire the social media platform Twitter for $44 billion.
The deal is still not confirmed.
The Sun has approached Maye Musk and Elon Musk for comment.
This story originally appeared in the American sun and is reproduced with permission.
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