Elon Musk – the billionaire co-founder of influential companies such as Tesla and SpaceX – seldom commented on his relationship with his alienated father, Errol Musk, who recently made headlines announcing he had a baby with stepdaughter – who is 40 years younger.
In an interview with The Sunday Times of London the older Musk began to have a baby with Jana Bezuidenhout, who was just 4 years old when he married her mother. The scandalous revelation is unlikely to help heal wounds between the 72-year-old and his son Elon, who recently described Errol in his interview in November 2017 with Rolling Stone as a "horrible human being". According to the interview, Elon experienced a rupture with his father as a child after his parents divorced. After all three Musk children stayed with their mother after the breakup, Elon had compassion for his father, who seemed "lonely" and "very sad" of himself.
"Yes, I was sad for my father," Elon Born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa-tells Rolling Stone . "But I did not really understand what kind of person he was at that time."
Elon said he moved in with his father and soon realized that it was "not a good idea".
"He was such a horrible human being," said Elon, 46, of the magazine. "You have no idea."
Elon added, "My father will have a carefully thought out plan of evil … He will plan evil."
Although Elon said his father was rarely physically insulting, he told Errol to get violent when he was young. Errol told the magazine that this only happened once, and that he just smacked his son on the "floor". These different memories of the past seem to be common between the two men.
In Ashlee Vance's biography, " Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future " Elon warned the author not to trust his father too much.
"He's a funny duck," Elon said in the book, published in May 2015. "It would certainly be true to say that I did not have a good childhood … It might sound good, it was not good, but it was not a happy childhood, it was like misery. "
Elon said that his father had a talent for making a bad situation out of a good situation and expressed confusion about what was behind his father's behavior.
"He's good at making life miserable for sure … He's not a happy man," Elon said. "I do not know how someone will be like him, it would just give you too much trouble to tell you more."
Vance wrote that Elon and his first wife, Justine, had promised each other, their children Errol not to imagine.
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Elon – whose ambitious technological undertakings and whirlwind romances with celebrities (eg, Amber Heard), have led to him being called a real Tony Stark – has rarely shown emotions in public, but in the Rolling Stone profile, writer Neil Strauss noted that Elon was crying while talking about his father and his Behavior spoke.
"You have no idea how bad. Almost every crime you can think of has been done, "Elon said, though he never did exactly what his father supposedly did." Almost every evil thing you can think of, he did. It's so terrible you can not believe it. "
After Rolling Stone Errol is said to have shot and killed three in five of burglars trying to break into his home, but he said he was Elon did not publicly disclose Rolling Stone any other "crimes" that he believes his father has committed.
In a recent interview with Daily Mail Errol shot back on Elon's allegations calling his son a "spoiled child."
"Elon must grow up," Errol told The Mail . "He needs to get over himself. I will not fight back. I'll wait until he comes to. He has a tantrum, like a spoiled child. He can not have what he wants and now I seem like a bad monster.
RELATED : Elon Musk's estranged father had a baby with his stepdaughter: "You can do it God's plan In 1995, Errol gave Elon and his brother, Kimball, $ 28,000 to launch their first software company, Zip2, after Vance's autobiography: How Rolling Stone reported having made Elon millions After selling Zip2 and establishing X.com and Paypal, he moved Errol, his then wife and children from South Africa to Malibu, their relationship remained rocky despite their proximity, and Errol soon moved back to South Africa.  [That was] The first so-called terrible thing I did, "said Errol The Mail refers to the move to his homeland." Elon is mad at me. He is angry that he can not force me to love America the way he does. I refuse to live there. I tried it and came back home.
In his Rolling Stone interview, Elon Errol named a "brilliant" engineer and admitted that he had inherited his technical skills from his father.
"In my experience, there is nothing What You Can Do, "Elon Rolling Stone said that he and his dad never had a typical relationship." Nothing, nothing. I wish. I've tried everything. I tried threats, rewards, intellectual arguments, emotional arguments, everything to try to change my father for the better, and he … by no means only made it worse. "