Elon Musk says he’s doing his part and compares the United States’ birth rate to a disaster
In May, Elon Musk expressed his concern over the United States’ falling birth rate on Twitter. He tweeted, “Contrary to what many think, the richer someone is, the fewer kids they have. I am a rare exception.”
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire who is no stranger to causing a stir on the Internet with his remarks, is at it again. After initially raising worries about the United States’ dropping birth rate on social media, SpaceX creator Elon Musk has returned to the thread to give a humble brag.
“I mean, I’m doing my part, lol,” Mr Musk remarked in response to his own post on the “demographic crisis” in the United States’ birth rate.
The software billionaire began his response to the US birth rate by presenting a graph of women’s fertility rates. According to the graph, the fertility rate has decreased from 3.5 in 1960 to less than 1.5 in 2020. A woman’s fertility rate determines how many children she will have.
Sharing the graph on May 24, Mr Musk had said, “USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for 50 years.”
Mr MuskSpac then reacted to the graph on Tuesday, writing, “Past two years have been a demographic disaster,” before adding the latest tweet about playing his role.
I mean, I’m doing my part haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 14, 2022
Mr Musk also previously tweeted, “Contrary to what many think, the richer someone is, the fewer kids they have. I am a rare exception.”
USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for ~50 years pic.twitter.com/v5PSLbvEAE
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 24, 2022
Elon Musk had already brought up the issue of population decline. “There would surely be enough people on Mars,” he remarked if there aren’t enough people on Earth.
He even mentioned a few folks who believe having fewer children is “better for the environment.”
During the closed-door All-In Summit, he said, “Environment’s gonna be fine even if we doubled the population. I know a lot of environmental stuff… Japan had the lowest birth rate. Having kids is essential for maintaining civilization. We can’t let civilization dwindle into nothing.”
50-year-old Elon Musk is the father of seven children, including twins Xavier and Griffin, triplets Kai, Saxon, and Damina, X A-Xii, and Y, his youngest child.