- Mark Cuban said Elon Musk once joked about having children to populate Mars.
- Cuban asked Musk how many children he planned to have, to which Musk replied, “Mars needs people.”
- Musk often shares his concerns about declining birth rates on Twitter and elsewhere.
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Elon Musk has long joked that he has children to populate Mars.
Mark Cuban joined the “Full Send” podcast on Thursday and told a story about once he texted Tesla’s billionaire CEO after one of his children was born.
“He had another child, didn’t he? That was before the last 3, or whatever,” Cuban said, likely referring to the 3 kids Musk fathered with a musician. Grimes And an executive at Musk’s company, Neuralink, in 2021.
“I’m like, ‘Man, congratulations, how many are you going to get?’ He texted me, ‘Mars needs people,'” Cuban said.
Cuban said he laughed at the text and later responded, but told the podcast hosts that Musk “didn’t respond. I don’t think he likes me.”
Musk currently has 9 known children and often shares his concerns about potential underpopulation in the future, once telling The Wall Street Journal’s Annual Council of CEOs that rapidly declining birth rates are “one of the most great risks for civilization”.
Last week, Musk tweeted, “If there aren’t enough people for Earth, then there certainly won’t be enough for Mars.”