Elon Musk says He is going to promote childcare benefits at his companies as part of his mission to tackle the “underpopulation crisis,” which he claims is “the biggest threat to civilization by far.” The world’s richest man currently runs Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company—he was the one to run Twitter until he attempted to pull out of the $44 billion buyout, due to dissatisfaction with the company’s board. A lot for
“Kids deserve it, if possible,” writes Musk. “I plan to significantly increase childcare benefits in my companies. Hopefully other companies will do the same.” Musk’s statement came in response to a tweet asking about the financial implications of having multiple children, a thread that Nick Cannon, who also has a growing family, took note of. Musk says the Musk Foundation will also “donate directly to families,” but it’s unclear exactly what that means. Musk says he will share more details about these plans next month.
Kids deserve it if possible. I plan to significantly increase childcare benefits in my companies.
Hopefully other companies will do the same.
Also the Musk Foundation plans to donate directly to families.
It is expected that the details will be announced next month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 8 July 2022
as indicated by insiderTesla currently offers up to 16 weeks of paid family leave, as well as cover of up to $40,000 for fertility services. Job listings for Neuralink indicate that it offers parental leave, but it’s unclear what kind of family-related benefits to SpaceX and The Boring Company.
Musk has brought about a falling birth rate many Times in recent timesand after a report repeated the topic once again insider revealed that Musk had twins last year with one of his top Neuralink executives, Shivon Zillis. While Musk did not directly confirm the report, he tweeted: “I’m doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis”, shortly after the claims surfaced. Musk, who currently has nine known children, has made big promises in the past in response to tweets — some that he’s followed, and some… not so much.
via twitter, He is committed to financing Flint, Michigan. To help residents access clean water – which the city recently used to unveil clean drinking fountains in schools – and more Responded to the petition of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky To send Starlink satellites at the start of Russia’s invasion. We’ll have to see if Musk follows through on his promise to increase childcare benefits, or whether it’s just a cynical statement that his promise to replace Twitter is starting to look like it.