“When I go to see Elon, I sleep in the garage” – Corriere.it

"When I go to see Elon, I sleep in the garage" - Corriere.it
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74-year-old model and mother of Tesla and SpaceX owner: “My son is not interested in material things. His house in Texas is so small, I live in the garage.”

From our dispatch
New York – May Musk He’s a celebrity in his own right, not just because he gave birth to one of the most famous people on the planet. Beautiful, proudly Botox-free, at 74, she’s been called upon to pose around the world. His autobiography, released in 2019, has been translated into 30 languages. In May, she appeared in a bathing suit on the cover Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. She was a beauty ambassador for Dior at Paris Fashion Week and a journalist from there the times He met her for a long profile in the Sunday edition of a London newspaper. “They hire me for my wrinkles – she immediately says – no one has asked me to change.” As for his gray hair, he swears his career took off when he stopped dyeing it in his fifties and cut it off.

Direct and funny, her favorite subject remains throughout the interview Son Elon
(Despite great appreciation for the other two, Kimball and Tosca). He has been calling him since childhood “Genius Boy”: «He always intended to absorb information, we could ask him anything. That was before the internet. I guess we can call it the internet now. Life was not always easy for May and her children. Elon, whom her ex-husband Errol described as “a terrible man,” told her she was stupid and ugly: “I remember thinking: Model, I can’t be that ugly. But he beat me, so I didn’t argue with him.”

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Eventually he took the three boys and moved from South Africa, where they lived, to Canada. They lost her luggage and she had to use Tosca and Elon’s clothes “I couldn’t afford to buy new ones.” Long after the divorce, “she was terrified of not being able to feed my boys.”

Now he lives in New Yorkin an apartment, he says, “not big”: “I don’t want wasted space, because with it come responsibilities. I told my children: “This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever lived”.

Even the beloved Elon vouches, even with his $270 billion The richest man in the world

, He is not much interested in material things and lives in a relatively modest place a SpaceX headquarters in Boca Chica, Texastoo much “I want to sleep in the garage. You can’t have a luxury house near a missile launch site,” he said when he went to see him..

May claims that she does not interfere in her children’s decisions (Thankfully, she admits that Musk doesn’t want to build an electric car and a rocket), but she’s a real chicken. With over 780,000 followers, her Twitter account is filled with the hashtag #proudmom, proud mom. If Elon is attacked by the tiger mother: When Wall Street Journal wrote that Patronus of Tesla and SpaceX There would have been one relationship with his old friend Sergey Brin’s wife at Google, May was not diplomatic: «« @WSJ is not assuming this, you made it up. as always. Who is paying you to lie this time?

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On the verbal excess of the first born glissa: “He has a quirky sense of humor and doesn’t always realize that some people may not like or understand him.” If it was made by a slightly nerdy kid, it was thanks to his brother, he says: “Many geniuses make geniuses in a basement, but without exercising that genius,” and he was kicked out by Kimball, a year younger. (He is also currently on the Tesla and SpaceX boards). As for Elon, he can now easily get along with “other shy people”: “All his engineers are shy and a little goofy.”

August 28, 2022 (Modified August 28, 2022 | 21:02)

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