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Musk’s daughter cuts ties with famous dad

Is it possible to be happy and successful? Elon Musk is one of the richest people in history, an amazing entrepreneur and a dazzling thinker. But he struggles with relationships. The tweet was simple: “I love all my kids so much.” But two things set it apart. First, the sender – Elon Musk – is buying Twitter for £36bn. And secondly, one of those children wants not to be “related to my biological father in any way, shape or form".  The child concerned has just applied to a court for a change of name from Xavier Alexander Musk to Vivian Jenna Wilson. Now, many are interested in the complex private life of the world’s richest person. Musk married his first wifeThe two met at Queen’s University in Ontario., Justine Wilson, in 2000. After the death of their first baby, they had twins, Xavier and Griffin, and then triplets – Damian, Kai and Saxon. But in 2008 the couple divorced. Wilson accused Musk of trying to turn her into a trophy wifeA glamorous woman married by a successful man to impress others.. He soon became engaged to English actress Talulah RileyHer films include Pride and Prejudice and The Boat That Rocked. Her father was the head of the National Crime Squad in the UK.. He married her in 2010, only to divorce her in 2012. He then remarried her in 2013 – and divorced her again in 2016. After dating Amber HeardMusk went out with her for several months and says that he was heartbroken when she left him., he started going out with the musician GrimesHer real name is Claire Elise Boucher.. They had a son called X Æ A-XiiX is his first name and Æ A-Xii is his middle name. They originally wanted to call him X Æ A-12, but were told that numbers were not allowed by Californian law.      and a daughter called Exa Dark SiderælShe is known as Y for short.. But they have now separated. Musk told an interviewer he desperately needed company. “If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy.” His problems may stem from his childhood. Both his parents, Errol and Maye, were busy professionalsErrol was an engineer and Maye a dietitian and model. and he saw little of them. “I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.” When he was eight, his parents split up. His younger brother and sister stayed with their mother, but he decided to live with his father. It was an awful mistake. “He was such a terrible human being… Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done.” The two no longer speak. “In my experience, there is nothing you can do,” says Musk. “Nothing, nothing. I wish. I’ve tried everything.” Is it possible to be happy and successful? Lonely Elon Yes: You are far more likely to be happy if you are a success than if you are a failure. You are freed from the financial worries that weigh others down and can take pride in your achievements.

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