Musk stepped up security at his father’s house and hired a hundred bodyguards for fear of kidnapping
American entrepreneur Ilon Musk has beefed up security at his father Errol Musk’s home in South Africa and hired about 100 bodyguards for fear of kidnapping, the Sun newspaper reported, citing Musk’s father.
“He (Ilon) decided that after the recent threats against him, I needed protection too … If they kidnap one of us, it will be the fastest $20 million anyone has ever made in their life,” Errol Musk said.
“I’m not afraid, but I do fear that something could happen to Ilon, even though he’s surrounded by about 100 bodyguards,” Musk’s father added.
Errol Musk stressed that last month, because of Ilon Musk’s fears for the well-being of his family, the entrepreneur’s father’s home in South Africa was equipped with high-tech video surveillance and electrified fences, and armed guards were also hired to monitor around the clock. Errol Musk noted that the total cost of the security system installed in his house was 14.6 thousand dollars.
Last December, Musk reported an unidentified man who chased a car with his child and then blocked the car’s movement and climbed on the hood. Musk speculated that the man might have done so because he thought he was in the car himself. Hours later, the businessman posted a video of the driver and the car, asking, “Does anyone recognize this man or the car?”
Earlier, Twitter blocked Florida student Jack Sweeney’s service tracking the movement of Musk’s personal plane. The owner of Twitter called the real-time dissemination of information about the whereabouts of anyone or the publication of links to sites with such information “an attack on physical safety”. He promised that any such accounts would be blocked. The media wrote that Musk once offered Sweeney five thousand dollars for his service, but he asked for 10 times more, and the deal did not take place.
Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion at the end of October.