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How many children does Elon Musk have and who are they? Names, ages and their mothers

On 28 June Elon Musk turned 51 and given his high profile with Tesla, Space-X and, more recently, Twitter, many are keen to know more about him.

How many children does Elon Musk have and who are they? Names, ages and their mothers
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The richest man in the world was celebrating recently! No, he hadn’t successfully landed an electric car on a floating space rock, nor had he threatened to buy out a new social media platform. Instead, it was a simple case of turning another year older as on 28 June Elon Musk turned 51.

In December last year, the mogul welcomed his second child with singer Grimes, but to the surprise of many, the CEO of Tesla has more children. As far as we know, here’s how many children he has and who their mothers are. He’s certainly upping the average...

The children of Elon Musk

Nevada Alexander Musk

After getting married in January 2000, Musk and Canadian author Justine Wilson welcomed their son Nevada Alexander Musk in 2002. Unfortunately, Nevada died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, at 10 weeks.

Griffin and Xavier Musk

After losing their firstborn, Musk and Wilson turned to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to grow their family. In April 2004, she gave birth to twins Griffin and Xavier Musk. This year, Xavier filed a legal application to change his name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, taking his mother’s surname so as not to be related to Musk.

As a side note, here’s his Twitter thread a few days earlier on Father’s Day:

Kai, Saxon and Damian Musk

The former couple also used IVF to welcome their triplet sons Kai, Saxon and Damian to the world in January 2006. Musk and Wilson divorced in 2008 and share custody of their five children.


In May 2018, Musk began dating singer Grimes, who gave birth to their son, X AE A-XII, in May 2020. X was originally named X Æ A-12, but “Æ” and “12″ violated California law as not being part of the English alphabet, forcing his parents to change his name.

Exa Dark Sideræl Musk

In September 2021 it was confirmed that Musk and Grimes had separated, but the singer revealed in March this year that she and the SpaceX founder had welcomed their first child, Exa Dark Sideræl Musk, via surrogate in December 2021. She was given the nickname Y after their other child was named X.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Grimes clarified that they had since separated again.


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