Elon Musk says he’s going to spice up childcare benefits at his companies as a part of his mission to deal with the “underpopulation crisis” that he adamantly claims is “the biggest danger civilization faces by far.” The world’s richest man at the moment runs Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company — he was additionally about to helm Twitter till he tried to again out of the $44 billion buyout, a lot to the discontent of the corporate’s board.
“Kids are worth it if at all possible,” Musk writes. “I’m planning to increase childcare benefits at my companies significantly. Hopefully, other companies do the same.” Musk’s assertion is available in response to a tweet asking concerning the monetary implications of getting a number of children, a thread that Nick Cannon, who additionally has a rising household, even chimed in on. Musk provides that the Musk Foundation will “donate directly to families” as effectively, however it’s unclear what precisely this implies. Musk says he’ll share extra particulars about these plans subsequent month.
Kids are value it if at all potential. I’m planning to increase childcare benefits at my companies considerably.
Hopefully, different companies do identical.
Also, Musk Foundation plans to donate on to households.
Hopefully, particulars to be introduced subsequent month.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2022
As identified by Insider, Tesla at the moment supplies as much as 16 weeks of paid household go away, in addition to covers as much as $40,000 for fertility companies. Job listings for Neuralink point out that it gives parental go away, however it’s unclear what sort of family-related benefits SpaceX and The Boring Company have to supply.
Musk has introduced up a collapsing start price several occasions in the recent past, and rehashed the subject as soon as once more after a report from Insider revealed that Musk had twins with one among his prime Neuralink executives, Shivon Zilis, final 12 months. While Musk didn’t instantly affirm the report, he tweeted: “Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis,” shortly after the claims surfaced. Musk, who at the moment has 9 recognized kids, has made massive guarantees in response to tweets previously — some that he’s adopted via on, and a few… not a lot.
Through Twitter, he committed to funding Flint, Michigan to assist residents entry clear water — which the town not too long ago used to unveil clear ingesting fountains in faculties — and likewise responded to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s plea to ship over Starlink satellites at the beginning of Russia’s invasion. We’ll need to see if Musk follows via on his promise to increase childcare benefits, or if it’s only a whimsical assertion that his promise to remodel Twitter is beginning to seem to be.