Elon Musk had twins with one of his top executives last year – Business Insider

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an interview with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, US, June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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July 6 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, a top executive at his brain-chip startup Neuralink, had twins in November 2021, Business Insider reported Wednesday.

In April, Musk and Zilis filed a petition to change the twins’ name to “their father’s last name” and to include their mother’s last name as part of their middle names. saidreferring to court documents.

A month later, a Texas judge approved the petition, the report added.

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A court summary on Westlaw’s Legal Investigation Service showed that a judge signed a “Several Children’s Name Change Order” on May 11 after Musk and Zilis filed a name change petition on April 25 this year.

The report said, without citing any source, that Zillis was recently named as one of the people Musk could use to get Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) following his $44 billion acquisition deal.

Zilis, 36, is identified on her LinkedIn profile as Director of Operations and Special Projects at Neuralink, which was co-founded and chaired by Musk, 51. She joined the company in May 2017, the same month she started a project. was named director of artificial intelligence at Tesla, where she worked until 2019.

She is also a board member at artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI, which was co-founded by Musk, according to her profile on LinkedIn.

News of the twins’ arrival brings Musk’s total number of children to nine. Musk shares two children with Canadian singer Grimes and five other children with his ex-wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson.

Musk and Grimes welcomed their second child in December via surrogate. The billionaire said he and Grimes were “half divorced,” according to a report from Page Six last September.

Musk and Zilis did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

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Reporting by Akriti Sharma in Bengaluru and Hyunjoo Jin in San Francisco and Mike Scarcella; Editing by Sandra Maler

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