World’s richest man Elon Musk is now the father of no fewer than nine children, two of them twins he had last year with Shivon Zilis, the woman running one of his companies.
TMZ quoting Insider reported that Elon had twins with Zilis — a top executive at Neuralink, the brain chip company Musk co-founded and chairs, court documents filed in Texas, revealed.
The twins were born in November, and the timing is interesting … because only a few weeks later in December, Elon and Grimes welcomed their second baby via surrogate.
No word on the twins’ first names, but court documents were reportedly filed earlier this year by Elon and Shivon requesting the children’s names be changed to include Zilis as a middle name, and Musk as the last. A judge already approved the request.
Elon and Shivon met back in 2015, and she’s been rising through the ranks at his companies … including a stop at Tesla before Neuralink.
Who Is Shivon Zilis? Elon Musk’s Alleged Baby Mama
Canada-born Shivon Zilis is one of Elon Musk’s top executives at his company, Neuralinks, which creates implantable brain-machine interfaces. The 36-year-old graduated from Yale University, where she studied economics and philosophy. Additionally, she participated in sports and was the goalie on the ice-hockey team.
As per her website, Zilis is a board member of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute and Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a Fellow at the Creative Destruction Lab of the University of Toronto, and a charter member of C100.
Additionally, she co-hosts a conference every year at the University of Toronto, attended by several renowned academics, authors, founders, and people investing in the machine intelligence sector.
Shivon Zilis has also appeared in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 category as a venture capitalist, aside from being listed in LinkedIn’s 35 Under 35. She got an opportunity to work as a project director for Musk’s baby company, Tesla, in 2017 and showcase her AI expertise.
As for her and Elon Musk, Insider reported that the duo first crossed each other’s paths during OpenAI, a non-profit organization working towards artificial intelligence, co-founded in 2015 by the latter.