Everyone knows pretty much everything about Elon Musk by now. His Twitter feed offers insight into his deepest thoughts and feelings. It’s an existential journey through the mind of the controversial genius – often baffling and amusing in equal parts. Musk has achieved triumphs other mere mortals could only dream of. The New York Times called him “the most successful and important entrepreneur in the world”.
But despite all the wealth and multitude of undeniable accomplishments, Musk is afraid of leading a lonely life and is desperately looking for a life partner. It’s tough out here for a billionaire. “Unless I’m in love, if I don’t have a long-term partner, I can’t be happy,” he told Rolling Stone in 2017. “I’ll never be happy without someone. Going to sleep alone is killing me.”
Musk has also faced heartbreaking tragedies in his life. His first son, Nevada Alexander, died of SIDS at the age of 10 weeks. Although he can never replace Nevada, he has several other children. Musk showed unusual empathy by emailing a grieving father who lost his son in an accidental Tesla car accident. “There’s nothing worse than losing a child,” he wrote, per Bloomberg. “My first born son died in my arms. I felt his last heartbeat.” Musk’s personal life recently took an unexpected turn. Insider reported he secretly fathered two babies with one of his executives. Now the whole world is wondering: who is Shivon Zilis, the mother of Musk’s new twins?
Shivon Zilis is super smart
Shivon Zilis, the mother of Elon Musk’s new twins, is much less well known to the public than her boss. However, her Twitter feed reveals a lot about her. Zilis loves to indulge in goat yoga and slicing watermelons with a samurai sword, but who doesn’t? She also shares many similarities with Musk. According to her biography, the Canadian is passionate about “artificial intelligence, biological intelligence and everything that exists in between and beyond”.
Also, Zilis likes to post random existential thoughts with her 81.2k followers. “I guess therefore I’m not an NPC,” she shared. “I’m less interested in who let the cat *out* of the bag than I do in knowing what crazy person even thought putting a cat *in* a bag was a good idea,” she proclaimed. According to LinkedIn, Zilis is “all about machine intelligence forever.” She worked for six years as a consultant and then as a board member at OpenAI before becoming Director of Operations and Special Projects at Neuralink in 2017.
So it’s no surprise that she’s a smart cookie. According to her website, Zilis graduated from Yale, where she played as a goaltender on the Ivy League University ice hockey team. In 2015, she was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30. “Zilis has led nine investments since inception, four of which have since raised capital at higher valuations,” they wrote, noting that she “looks for startups that leverage data and machine intelligence in new ways.”
Elon Musk’s new twins are likely the start of legions more
Realistically, Elon Musk usually gets what he wants. After being a habitual tweeter for years, he decided to buy the platform. So, after some serious negotiations, Musk plotted his Twitter acquisition. He now appears to be on a one-man mission to conquer Mars and repopulate the world, and he’s doing pretty well on both counts.
Musk has reportedly had 10 children so far, nine of whom are still alive, according to the New York Times. Three were added last year. In November, he welcomed twins with Shivon Zilis. In December, a surrogate gave birth to the daughter he shares with Grimes, with whom he also has a son and is in a fluid relationship.
Musk pinned a chart documenting the birth rate slump in the US to the top of his Twitter feed. “The birth rate in the US has been below the minimum sustainable level for about 50 years,” he commented. Musk has vowed to up the ante. “I am doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birthrate is by far the greatest danger facing civilization,” he tweeted. Musk answered David Bowie’s longstanding question in his following tweet by declaring that there is no life on Mars. He then shared his hopes that everyone has “big families.” Musk’s rallying cry received mixed reviews. “You’re gross,” radio host Tara Dublin replied. “Possibly rubbing it in my uterus sucks,” tweeted another commenter. “You have thousands,” gushed one fan, referring to Musk’s Bitcoin “family.”