Sivon Zillis is a Canadian venture capitalist, AI researcher and project leader who serves as director of operations and special projects at Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink. She is accused of being the mother of Musk’s secret twins, who were born in November 2021.
Sivonne Zillis was born as Shivon Ellis Zillis on Saturday, February 8, 1986 (age 36 years; by 2022), in Markham, Ontario, Canada. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He did his schooling from Unionville High School, Markham. She grew up playing ice hockey and was pursuing a hockey scholarship to gain admission to Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Although she received a scholarship, her high grades also qualified her for an academic scholarship to Yale University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Economics, and Philosophy (2008). At Yale, she played as a goaltender for the Yale University women’s ice hockey team and was credited with one of the all-time best save percentages.
Apart from playing hockey, he also played drums and guitar while studying at Yale University. With a similar interest in literature, Sivon Zillis read The Age of Spiritual Machines by Ray Kurzweil after being inspired by a Canadian band called Our Lady Peace, which further fueled his interest in artificial intelligence.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx): 55 kg
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Colour: Blue
Figure Measurement: 34- 28-34
Sivon Zilis is of half-Punjabi Indian and half-Canadian (Caucasian) heritage.
parents and siblings
Sivon Zillis is the daughter of Richard Zillis and Sharda Zillis. One of his parents is a retired federal government bureaucrat. Zillis is the only child of his parents.
Shivon Zillis first met Elon Musk in 2016 after joining Musk’s artificial intelligence startup OpenAI as a director. As of 2022, she is the youngest member of the board of directors of the same firm.
In July 2022, some Travis County, Texas court documents revealed that Shivon had twins with Elon Musk, who was born in November 2021, a month before Elon Musk married his former partner Grimes (Canadian musician and singer). had welcomed their second child with; Musk also has three children and twins from his first wife, Justin Wilson (writer). According to the documents, they (Elon Musk and Shivon Zillis) lived together in Austin.
Apparently, Zillis and Musk filed a petition in court to change the names of their twins; They urged the court to add Musk’s last name to their children’s names and to add Zilly’s last name as their middle name. After news of Musk’s secret twins surfaced online, Elon posted a tweet showing his support for large families. He tweeted,
Trying our best to help in low population crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest threat civilization has ever faced. I hope you have a great family and congratulations to those who already have.”
On Twitter, Zillis often shows her support for Musk. She frequently replies to Musk’s tweets, agreeing with his comments on topics such as utopia, zero-sum games and humanity. Once there, he changed his timeline on Twitter to reverse chronological view, an act that Musk has advocated. In 2020, Sivon made a tweet in favor of Elon after he criticized Musk for his decision to move Tesla out of California due to Covid-19 restrictions. Responding to a hate tweet by California State Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Shivon Zillis wrote,
this makes me sad. No one is perfect, but I’ve never met anyone who goes through more personal pain to fight for an inspiring future for humanity—and has done so tirelessly for decades. Everyone has a right to have an opinion but mine is that there is no one I respect and admire more. ,
Sivon Zillis had originally planned to return to Canada from Connecticut after his graduation. However, after becoming fascinated by the history of technology development in the US, he decided to join the larger US tech giant IBM. He began his career as a Thought Leadership Analyst with IBM in 2007.
Soon, she started working for IBM’s micro-finance initiative. As a part of the initiative, Shivan traveled the world; Helping to develop systems for providing financial services to small businesses and organizations in developing countries such as Peru and Indonesia, creating a mobile finance strategy, working on the Smarter Planet Portfolio Solutions strategy, the China Banking Solutions strategy and the Disruption of Consumer Payments.
After two years working for Internal Strategies, Sivon became fascinated by the entrepreneurial side of his work. Thereafter, she became involved in building businesses and facilitating partnerships with startups. He is one of the founding members of Bloomberg Beta, an early-stage venture capital funded by Bloomberg LP using ‘machine intelligence’; The firm was established in March 2011.
In June 2012, she became a board member of the Global Community Charter School. In March 2014, Zilis became a charter member of C100, a non-profit, member-run organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment. He has served on the boards of directors of various large firms including the Vector Institute, Toronto, Canada and the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (MII), Alberta, Canada. In 2015, she joined the Creative Destruction Lab as a Fellow.
In 2016, Zilis joined OpenAI, a non-profit organization founded by Elon Musk, as a consultant. She did her bit to become a board member of the organization in 2020. She joined Musk’s Neuralink in 2017. As of 2022, she is Director of Operations and Special Projects at Neuralink. From 2017 to 2019, Sivon owned Tesla, Inc. Served as a project director for the Autopilot product and chip design team.
As of 2022, Zillis’s net worth ranges from $5 million to $10 million.
Facts / Trivia
- Shivan Zillis enjoys skiing and hanging out with friends in his spare time.
- He is an ardent animal lover.
- Sivon is identified with the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche and David Hume.
- During an interview, Shivon recognized his mother for her big blue eyes. He said,
I got big eyes from the Punjabi side. ,
- Zillis was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for venture capital in 2015.
- He has also been featured in various prestigious lists like LinkedIn’s 35 under 35 list.