Elon Musk wants birth rates to increase globally — but he believes only people of a certain level of intelligence should reproduce.
“[Musk] really wants smart people to have kids,” Shivon Zilis, who shares twins with the tech mogul, shared in an excerpt from his upcoming self-titled biography obtained by the New York Times.
The Tesla CEO, 52, is no stranger to voicing his opinions on procreation, especially via his social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis,” Musk tweeted in July 2022 after news broke that he had secretly welcomed children with Zilis the year before.
“A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.”
“Mark my words, they are sadly true,” he added.
A month later, Musk — who quietly welcomed a third child with ex-girlfriend Grimes — tweeted again about the subject.
This time, he claimed that low birth rates were a “much bigger risk to civilization than global warming.”