NO, I am not joking. I wish I was. Elon Musk`s first wife – Justine Musk – asked for over 1 billion dollars in divorce settlements. In a blog post on her old blog she wrote:
For those who want to know the extent of my golddigging, this is what I asked for, from my ex-husband and the father of my five children Elon Musk, who is a billionaire and utterly brilliant.
alimony and child support
6 million cash
10 percent of his stock in Tesla
5 percent of his stock in SpaceX
(and he retains all voting rights)
and a Tesla Roadster (I really, really want one...)
Is that what I deserve? I don't know. Who exactly deserves that kind of wealth? But based on our life and history together, is that reasonable? I think so. And I want to do good things with it (and bring my parents down from Canada so that they can live near their grandchildren).
People ask me why he won't settle. I can't answer that (or rather, I could try, but I won't).
First of all, notice how she only wants the stock and money, Elon can keep all the voting rights and leadership positions. Gold digger much? Let us do the match here:
SpaceX is valued at 12 billion dollars by Google. Elon owns anywhere from 30%-60% of the company (the company is private, so we don’t know for sure). Let us go with the low number – 30%. If we take the low number – 30% - his value of SpaceX is 3,6 billion dollars. His ex-wife`s request of getting 5% would then amount to 180 million dollars.
Tesla Motors on the other hand, is a public company, and has a market value of around 41 billion dollars. Elon Musk owns 22.5% of the company and his stock is therefore worth 9.2 billion dollars. 10% of his stock in Tesla would be worth 920 million dollars.
Adding these numbers up we get 1.1 billion dollars JUST IN STOCK. We are not even counting the other things she requests. Just in stock money! The worst part is the people – mostly beta-men – who thinks she deserves even more. One of them – a “man” named Ayoub – comments
I think you're being more than reasonable.
Fuck me. Is asking for 1.1 billion dollars now considered responsible? And not only 1.1 billion dollars, but 1.1 billion dollars from a man who has spent the last 15 years building these companies. The guy has left his soul in Tesla and Spacex, and this bitch thinks he deserves 1.1 billion of his money. The most hilarious part of it whole, is that she keeps pushing the “independent women” and feminist ideology on twitter and her blog, but in practice, she is the biggest supporter “of the patriarchy”. Elon managed to escape this divorce rape with millions less, but I have a strong feeling that the next time he gets caught, both Tesla and SpaceX are going to be affected. What a disaster, if the progress of humanity is delayed by a gold digging bitch.