Elon Musk says he’s exhausted. The billionaire and head of automaker Tesla and social media company Twitter, among others, noted during an interview during the company’s summit on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali that he had “a lot of work to do”. “I work as hard as I can. From morning to evening, seven days a week,” Musk said.
The billionaire spoke at the B20 business conference. It was not physically present in Indonesia. That’s because he has to answer before a judge in the US this week for the $1 billion reward he will receive as Tesla’s president.
Musk recently became the “Twit Chief” of Twitter. His unique style of leadership has already cost about half of the tech company’s workforce their jobs, though he’s undoed some of those layoffs. There was also a line through Twitter’s work-from-home policy.
This is not the first time that Musk has opposed remote work. Tesla employees were previously told to “pretend as if they were working elsewhere” if they wanted to work from home. Musk himself has also been known to sleep at work, or even on the factory floor.
Musk’s amount of work was the most recurring topic in Monday’s sometimes silent conversation about the B20. It is made more surreal due to Musk’s dark background and poor lighting. The billionaire, who was wearing an Indonesian batik shirt sent to him by organizers, said the electricity went out at his site.
Musk currently heads Twitter, Tesla, and SpaceX. He also founded the tunneling company The Boring Company and the technology company Neuralink. “How to torture myself is the next level, honestly,” said the richest person in the world.
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