Elon Musk buys Twitter: Tesla CEO has repeatedly denied having a pearl mine in his home, but Errol Musk’s father admits the fortune is entirely real. Thanks to it, he has enough money to pay Elon’s living expenses for college.
It is understood that billionaire Elon Musk was born in South Africa, the son of Errol Musk, who owned part of the jade mine in Zambia at the time. However, Tesla CEO repeatedly denied the news, saying it was just a rumor.
On April 13, Elon Musk wrote on his personal Twitter page: “I will pay 1 million Dogecoins to anyone who can prove the real existence of the emerald mine.” Expressed dissatisfaction with the rumors. “Rumours about emerald mines are annoying. Where did it come from?” he wrote.
Elon Musk worried about being rumored to be ‘holding the golden spoon’
But according to the billionaire’s father, Mr. Errol Musk, the jade mine is completely real. “When I read my son’s Twitter post, I didn’t think I could reply because I could absolutely certify that it was true,” Errol Musk told The Sun.
He said Elon Musk knows that too, and all his kids know it. “Elon Musk has seen emeralds at home, so he must know I’m selling emeralds,” the billionaire’s father said.
To prove this, Mr. Errol Musk also shared some photos of emerald mines. His jade mine is located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Zambia. It is also the second largest supplier of emeralds in the world after Colombia. He said the mine was substandard in design, construction and operation, so Elon Musk was sure no one would find out.
“What Elon Musk is saying is, there is no legal jade mine. It’s just an underground tunnel accidentally formed by geological activity. There are no mining companies or contracts here, Errol Musk said.
No one actually owns the emerald mine, but a partnership between him and an Italian billionaire, which Zambia has no law against, the billionaire’s father said. “Even we don’t know where the mining limit is,” he said.
Elon Musk, who has denied the presence of pearl mines, says his son fears being rumored to be the “golden spoon” is in his hands.
“That’s what the haters say. But they’re wrong. Elon Musk took risks and worked really hard to get where he is today,” he said. Errol Musk admitted that the emerald mine helped them through the difficult period of living in South Africa and opened up new development opportunities under such difficult circumstances.