Will pay 1 million dogecoins to who proves family owns emerald mine, says Elon Musktext_fields
San Francisco: Billionaire Elon Musk is addressing a popular and long-running rumour about his family. It has been widely speculated and even believed that Musk's father owns an emerald mine in South Africa and the entrepreneur has received financial assistance from it.
Now, Musk has tweeted that he will financially reward anyone who proves the mine's existence. "I will pay a million Dogecoin for proof of this mine's existence!" One million dogecoins are equal to approximately $84,000.
He has responded to the rumour in January as well. He tweeted, "The fake emerald mine thing is so annoying (sigh). Like where exactly is this thing anyway!?"
The rumours supposedly gained popularity after Elon Musk's father, Errol, said that he used emeralds from an "under the table" mine in Zambia to finance his son's escape from South Africa to America. In January, Maye Musk - the Tesla chief's mother - also addressed the rumour. She tweeted, "Found this @CBSNews @elonmusk interview from 1998. I didn’t know about the emerald mine and wealthy parents until I read it on @Twitter about ten years ago. So, why did we live in a rent-controlled apartment?"
Twitter account DogeDesigner also spoke against the rumour and wrote, "Elon Musk never owned an emerald mine. An open offer of 69.420 Doge to all the media outlets that are publishing false information. Send me proof of its existence and take your doge."