2022-09-23|来源:souhu

The world's richest man has a showdown? Musk admitted that there was a real mine at home

On September 23, Beijing time, in response to a tweet saying that he came from a family with jadeite mines in South Africa, Musk said that he owned half of the minerals and saw a box of low-quality jadeite jewelry at home when he was young.

The teenage Musk once walked on the streets of New York with Jade in his pocket. According to his father's memory, when his father was sleeping, then 16 year old Musk decided to sell jade to Tiffany, one of the most famous jewelers in the world, on New York's Fifth Avenue. Musk and his brother walked into Tiffany and said, "Do you want to buy some jade?". Erol recalled in an interview. They sold two jades, one for 800 dollars and the other for 1200 dollars.

A few days later, his family came to the shop and found that Tiffany was selling $800 jade inlaid in the ring at a price of $24000 - 30 times the price of the gems Musk received. Since then, Erol has been using this story as an object lesson in how retail works. Erol said that he was surprised but not worried about it.

The richest man in the world said that since his father "had no money in the 1990s", he and his brother had provided funds for their father, Erol Mask. In a tweet on Wednesday (September 21), Musk said: "Since then, my brother and I have supported him and his extended family in South Africa financially. The condition for providing financial support is that he should not do bad things. Unfortunately, he did."

Although it is not clear what Musk meant by the "bad things" his father did, he called his father a "bad person" in an interview in 2017. He said in the interview that he (referring to his father) has done every evil thing you can think of.

The relationship between Musk and his father and seems very complicated. The official biography of Musk published in 2017 said that Musk and his ex-wife "do not allow their children to meet with Erol".

However, in an interview on Wednesday (September 21), his father, Erol, said that he had seen his grandson Piano and recently met his son in Texas.