Tesla head Elon Musk and Shivon Zilis, a top executive at his brain chip startup Neuralink, had twins in November 2021, US business and financial news site Insider reports.
In April, Musk and Zilis filed a petition to change the twins’ name to “their father’s last name” and to include their mother’s last name as part of their middle names, the report said, citing legal claims. documents.
A month later, a Texas judge approved the petition, the report added.
A court summary on Westlaw’s Legal Investigation Service showed that a judge signed a “Multiple Children’s Name Change Order” on May 11 after a Musk and Zilis name change petition filed on April 25 this year. .
The report said, without citing any source, that Zillis was recently named as one of the people Musk could turn to run Twitter after the completion of its proposed $44 billion acquisition.
Zilis, 36, is identified on her LinkedIn profile as the director of operations and special projects at Neuralink, which was co-founded and chaired by Musk, 51.
She joined the company in May 2017, the same month she was named project director in artificial intelligence at Tesla, where she worked until 2019.
She is also a board member at artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI, which, according to her profile, was co-founded by Musk.
News of the twins’ arrival brings Musk’s total number of children to nine.
He shares two children with Canadian singer Grimes, and five others with his ex-wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson.
Musk and Grimes welcomed their second child in December via surrogate.
The billionaire said he and Grimes were “half divorced,” according to a report from Page Six last September.
Musk and Zilis did not immediately respond to a request for comment.