Problems with on-off relationship
Musk is filthy rich, but only ‘middle happy’
03/27/2022, 2:41 p.m
While Elon Musk is doing well economically, there are always problems in private life. The relationship with the musician Grimes is troubling the billionaire. As is its enormous popularity.
Elon Musk is a real star entrepreneur. The man behind companies like Tesla and SpaceX is the richest person in the world. However, his relationship with musician Grimes is tricky. In an interview with the “world” he now admits that he is not completely happy.
The on-off relationship between the musician and the entrepreneur is opaque. Although the two had recently become parents again, the 34-year-old explained on Twitter that they had split again. Musk and Grimes have two children together: son X Æ A-12 Musk (aka “X”), born in May 2020, and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, born in December 2021 by surrogate. When asked about her relationship status, Grimes told Vanity Fair that there was no real word for it.
“I think there are different degrees of love. But to be really happy, I think you have to be happy both at work and in love,” Musk told Die Welt. “I guess I’m half happy, then,” he admits. And he explains: “There are times when I feel lonely, yes.” He believes that most people are not happy “when they are alone”.
Musk continues: “I’m sure everyone has times when they’re lonely.” For example, when he’s working on his rocket, “living alone in my little house, especially when my dog isn’t around, I feel pretty lonely because I’m alone in a little house with no dog.”
Coffee around the corner is not included
Its popularity also brings difficulties. In Bloomberg’s “Billionaires Index”, Musk is currently the number one richest person – with an estimated fortune of currently more than the equivalent of 233 billion euros. The 50-year-old has almost 80 million followers on Twitter.
This popularity makes “it difficult to buy a coffee on a corner,” explains Musk. “It’s difficult to go to places, or at least go to a store or walk down the street.” In restaurants, he tries to “find a corner table that’s dimly lit or something where I don’t draw attention to myself.”