Elon Musk, who already ranks among the world’s richest people, will surely become even wealthier after buying an emerald mine, but the Twitter CEO has serious doubts about it.
Long-standing rumors suggest that Elon Musk’s father is the owner of an emerald mine in South Africa and has provided Musk with financial support.
These allegations gained popularity after Elon Musk’s dad, Errol, said in an interview that he used emeralds from an “under the table” mine in Zambia to pay for his son’s travel from South Africa to the United States.
Errol stated, “Elon was pursuing a business degree at the University of Pretoria in the late 1980s. “The thought struck me out of the blue to ask him, ‘Would you like to go and study in the United States?’ He looked up at me, and said, ‘Yes!’”
Elon, on the other hand, has categorically denied his father’s claim that he and Kimbal bartered themselves and their time in college for emeralds.
Elon stated in a tweet dated December 2019 that “He didn’t own an emerald mine & I worked my way through college, ending up with $100k in student debt.”
The head of Twitter has previously expressed annoyance about the reports in recent months. “The bogus emerald mine stuff is so aggravating (sigh),” he said in a tweet from January. “Where is this thing precisely, anyway?”
As of right now, Mr. Musk has decided to award a million Dogecoins to anyone who can confirm the existence of the mine his dad is said to have owned.
“Elon Musk never owned an emerald mine,” stated a tweet from the DogeDesigner account. An open offer of 69.420 Doge has been made by him to all media organizations that disseminate misleading information. Take your dog and send me confirmation of its existence.
In a tweet, the CEO of Twitter declared, “I will pay a million Dogecoin for proof of this mine’s existence!” Well, the value of a million dogecoins is around $84,000.
Elon is renowned for supporting the digital asset dogecoin, and he recently changed Twitter’s logo to that of doge to be consistent with a tweet he made before owning the social media site.