A new biography of the richest person in the world, Elon Musk, confirms that he had an unreported third child with his former girlfriend and Canadian musician Grimes.
Named Techno Mechanicus and nicknamed Tau, the child's age has not been made public, Business Insider reported. The author of the biography and journalist Walter Isaacson was the first to report the development, according to a New York Times review of the book. It is scheduled to be released next week. Isaacson had unprecedented access to Musk for the last two years, the publication reported.
With his third child with Grimes, Elon Musk now has 10 known biological kids with three different partners.
One of his children died shortly after birth. After losing his firstborn son Nevada Alexander Musk, Musk had twins Griffin and Vivian with author Justine Wilson in 2004. The former couple also has triplet sons -- Kai, Saxon and Damian -- who were born two years later in 2006.
With singer Grimes, apart from Techno Mechanicus, Musk has a son named X Æ A-12, whom they welcomed in May 2020. They also have a daughter, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, who was born via surrogacy in December 2021.
The X owner also had twins with an executive of his nanotech company Neuralink Shivon Zilis, whose photos were recently revealed by Isaacson. It was the first time that Musk was been photographed with his ‘secret’ twins.
Ever since imbibing Isaac Asimov stories as a kid, Musk has worried that our robots could turn on us. This Time excerpt of https://t.co/7JGHd10lOC explains why and what he’s doing about it. https://t.co/EiXqmMi3E6 pic.twitter.com/loKKgwYoIx
— Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) September 6, 2023
The picture shared by Isaacson on X (the microblogging platform formerly known as Twitter) was taken when the twins were 16-months-old. In an excerpt from the biography published in Time Magazine, he revealed that the picture was taken at Zilis’s home in Austin, Texas.