Billionaire Elon Musk revealed that his child’s decision to distance himself was influenced by “neo-Marxists” in educational institutions – in an interview with the Financial Times.
Vivian was born as Javier Alexander Musk, who applied to change his name and gender in April this year, a day after his 18th birthday.
The 18-year-old dropped her father’s surname and took her mother’s maiden surname, she now goes as Vivian Jenna Wilson. Her mother is Justin Musk, who was married to the billionaire from 2000–2008. The couple has a total of six children together.
The pair also had another son in 2002, but he died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at 10 weeks old. Musk also has two children, X A-XII and Exa Dark Sideræl, from Canadian musician Grimes.
The billionaire also has twins with his Neuralinks executive Shivon Zillis. This brings the Tesla CEO’s total number of children to 10, joining American TV host Nick Cannon, who is expecting his 11th child.
TMZ reported that Vivian listed the reason for her name change as “gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with my biological father [Elon] or want to be related in any way, shape or form. ”
Musk revealed that he has a good relationship with his other children. I have a very good relationship with everyone else. Can’t win them all,” he told the publication.