Tesla Inc. co-founder Musk had alleged contact with Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan, in Miami in early December, the Journal said, citing unidentified persons in the case. It ended a long friendship between Musk, 51, and Brin, who helped the electric car maker during the 2008 financial crisis. Brin, 48, filed for divorce from Shanahan in January.
Musk said in a post on Twitter, where he has more than 100 million followers, the Journal’s story was unfaithful, adding that he had seen Brin’s wife twice in three years, each time in the presence of other people, and ” There was nothing “romantic” between the pair. He also said that he is still engaged with Brin.
According to the Journal, Brin had instructed his advisors to promote his personal investments in Musk’s corporations in recent months after he had a short affair with his wife. The scale of Brin’s private investments in Musk’s corporations has not been identified, and it is unclear whether there have been any gross sales, the newspaper said. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk is the richest person in the world with a net worth of $242 billion.
According to the Wall Avenue Journal, Google co-founder Sergey Brin had in recent months instructed his advisors to promote his personal investments in Musk’s corporations after he had a short affair with his wife, Nicole Shanahan.
The scale of Brin’s private investments in Musk’s corporations has not been identified, and it is unclear whether there have been any gross sales. The alleged case is the latest in a series of revelations about Musk’s personal life. Earlier this year stories went that he became the father of twins born to a senior government at his synthetic intelligence startup Neuralink. SpaceX paid an employee $250,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim by Musk in 2016, according to an insider. Musk said the allegations were “completely unfaithful.” Musk’s affair with Shanahan took place in December at Artifact Basel in Miami, and Musk requested Brin’s apology on another occasion, according to the Journal. The WSJ said Brin and Shanahan are currently negotiating a deal, with Shanahan seeking more than $1 billion. bloom