Elon Musk says he’s going to spice up childcare advantages at his corporations as a part of his mission to deal with the “underpopulation disaster” that he adamantly claims is “the most important hazard civilization faces by far.” The world’s richest man presently runs Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Firm — 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.

“Children are value it if in any respect attainable,” Musk writes. “I’m planning to extend childcare advantages at my corporations considerably. Hopefully, different corporations do the identical.” Musk’s assertion is available in response to a tweet asking in regards to 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 Basis will “donate on to households” as nicely, but it surely’s unclear what precisely this implies. Musk says he’ll share extra particulars about these plans subsequent month.

As identified by Insider, Tesla presently gives as much as 16 weeks of paid household go away, in addition to covers as much as $40,000 for fertility providers. Job listings for Neuralink point out that it gives parental go away, but it surely’s unclear what sort of family-related advantages SpaceX and The Boring Firm have to supply.

Musk has introduced up a collapsing delivery charge a number of occasions within the current previous, and rehashed the subject as soon as once more after a report from Insider revealed that Musk had twins with certainly one of his prime Neuralink executives, Shivon Zilis, final 12 months. Whereas Musk didn’t instantly verify the report, he tweeted: “Doing my finest to assist the underpopulation disaster,” shortly after the claims surfaced. Musk, who presently has 9 identified youngsters, has made massive guarantees in response to tweets up to now — some that he’s adopted by way of on, and a few… not a lot.

By means of Twitter, he dedicated to funding Flint, Michigan to assist residents entry clear water — which the metropolis just lately used to unveil clear ingesting fountains in faculties — and in addition responded to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s plea to ship over Starlink satellites initially of Russia’s invasion. We’ll need to see if Musk follows by way of on his promise to extend childcare advantages, or if it’s only a whimsical assertion that his promise to rework Twitter is beginning to appear to be.

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