says Elon Musk he will increase childcare at his companies as part of his mission to tackle the “subpopulation crisis” which he strongly claims is “the greatest danger facing civilization”. The world’s richest man currently runs Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company – he was also in control of Twitter before trying to withdraw from the $ 44 billion acquisition, much to the displeasure of the company’s board.
“Children are worth it if possible,”[ads1]; writes Musk. “I plan to increase the child benefit considerably in my companies. Hopefully other companies do the same. “Musk’s statement comes in response to a tweet asking about the financial consequences of having more children, a thread that Nick Cannon, who also has a growing family, even looked into. Musk adds The Musk Foundation will also “donate directly to families”, but it is unclear what this means, Musk says he will share more details about these plans next month.
Children are worth it if possible. I plan to increase the child benefit considerably in my companies.
Hopefully other companies do the same.
The Musk Foundation also plans to donate directly to families.
Hopefully details will be announced next month.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2022
As pointed out by Insider, Tesla currently provides up to 16 weeks of paid family leave, as well as covers up to $ 40,000 for fertility services. Job advertisements for Neuralink indicate that it offers parental leave, but it is unclear what kind of family-related benefits SpaceX and The Boring Company have to offer.
Musk has brought up a declining birth rate several times in the recent pastand rehashed the topic once again after a report from Insider revealed that Musk had twins with one of his top executives at Neuralink, Shivon Zilis, last year. While Musk did not directly confirm the report, he tweeted: “Do my best to help the underpopulation crisis,” shortly after the allegations surfaced. Musk, who currently has nine famous children, has made big promises in response to tweets in the past – some that he has followed up, and some … not so much.
Through Twitter, he pledged to fund Flint, Michigan to help residents access clean water – which the city recently used to unveil clean drinking fountains in schools – and also answered the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to transmit over Starlink satellites at the start of Russia’s invasion. We need to see if Musk follows his promise to increase childcare benefits, or if it’s just a whimsical statement that his promise to transform Twitter is starting to seem like.