Elon Musk drops epic response after it’s revealed he fathered twins last year with top exec

A day after a report emerged that billionaire entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk has a pair of “previously unknown” twins, he seemingly confirmed the report by tweeting that he’s doing his best “to help the underpopulation crisis.”

“Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far. Mark my words, they are sadly true,” he tweeted late Thursday morning.


The tweets came hours after Insider published a report Wednesday evening revealing that in November, one of his top executives, Shivon Zilis, gave birth to a pair of twins.

Insider apparently learned about the twins through court filings.

“In April, Musk, 51, and Zilis, 36, filed a petition to change the twins’ names in order to ‘have their father’s last name and contain their mother’s last name as part of their middle name,'” according to the outlet.

“The order was approved by a judge in Austin, Texas, this May. (Insider is withholding the children’s names to protect their privacy.) The twins were born weeks before Musk and Claire Boucher, the musician who performs as Grimes, had their second child via surrogate in December.”

Musk now reportedly has nine known children, and judging by his long-voiced concerns about underpopulation, he views this as a positive development.

“I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate. And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that there are too many people in the world and think that the population is growing out of control. It’s completely the opposite. Please look at the numbers – if people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words,” he said at a conference last December.


“Most people think we have too many people on the planet, but actually, this is an outdated view. Assuming there is a benevolent future with AI, I think the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse. The biggest issue in 20 years will be population collapse. Not explosion. Collapse,” he said at another event in 2019.


Musk has also been tweeting about a potential “population collapse” for years now.



Even the so-called “experts” agree with Musk in regard to underpopulation.

“[B]y 2070, the global fertility rate is expected to fall below the global replacement fertility rate — that’s the average number of children each woman needs to give birth to for the population to replace itself from one generation to the next — according to a recent analysis of United Nations global population data from the Pew Research Center. The current global replacement rate is 2.1 births. The current global fertility rate is 2.5, but is expected to fall to 1.9 by 2100,” CNBC reported in 2019.

Two years later in 2021, CNBC published a follow-up report, based on then-released data, that the U.S. birth rate had in 2019 fallen to its lowest level in 35 years, “well below the requisite 2.1 babies per woman required to sustain our population through birth alone.”

The declining birthrate is expected to engender even more economic difficulties in the coming years, including vis-a-vis Social Security.

“Melanie Guldi, an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida, said for the past two decades, new birth rates have trended downward. Guldi said these trends suggest there will be issues with funding the Social Security Administration as one of the first major effects from the decline in younger workers,” Orlando station WKMG reported last month.

“Once the number of older Americans receiving social security outpaces healthy young workers paying in, a new way to fund the program will need to be established,” the station added.

The good news is that this trend can be reversed, but only if Americans follow Musk’s lead and get busy making babies …


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