Elon Musk Donates $10 Million to Fertility and Population Research Project in Texas

Renowned billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has fortified his stance on the dangers of “population collapse” by pledging a substantial $10 million donation to a fertility and population research endeavor in Texas. The Musk Foundation, known for its philanthropic endeavors, has contributed this sum to the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Wellbeing Initiative (PWI). Comprising a collaborative effort between the university’s Population Research Center and the economics department, the PWI delves into matters of fertility, population trends, and their ramifications on economic growth.

The Population Wellbeing Initiative has projected a sobering scenario based on declining fertility rates, suggesting that “humanity is four-fifths over.” The initiative contends that unless a reversal occurs, there exists the potential for a distressing “depopulation with cruelty.” Elon Musk’s support extended beyond the financial realm, as he also funded a two-day PWI conference last year, albeit without disclosing his involvement to the attending academics, according to a Bloomberg report.

Elon Musk, who has fathered nine children with three different women, has long been vocal about his concerns regarding a “population collapse” crisis. The Tesla and SpaceX CEOs tweeted recently that the decline in birth rates poses a more significant risk to civilization than even global warming. Musk’s high-profile donation to the Population Wellbeing Initiative reflects his commitment to addressing this issue and fostering research that could have far-reaching implications for humanity’s future.

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