Imagine being the richest man in the world, and your father is unimpressed.
During a strange interview with an Australian radio program, Elon Musk’s father Errol said that his other son, Kimbal Musk, is the “pride and joy” of his life. Kimbal is a chef and restauranteur with an estimated worth of $700 million.
When asked whether he was proud of Elon, Errol said, “No. You know, we are a family that have been doing a lot of things for a long time, it’s not as if we suddenly started doing something.” The elder Musk went on to explain that Elon feels “behind schedule” in terms of where he wants his various companies to be, and is “not as happy as he’d like to be”. Daddy Musk explained it was understandable that Elon was frustrated, and that he still thinks of Elon as a little boy even though he is an “old man” of 50.
Regarding recently published photos of his pale, overweight, 51-year-old son, Daddy Musk said, “Elon is very strongly built but he’s been eating badly,” and stated he has been urging his son to use a supplement called garcinia cambogia to help with his weight gain.
Errol also brushed off the question of owning a Tesla, saying that he drives a Bentley, and also owns a Mercedes Benz.