‘I Torture Myself’: Elon Musk Sheds Light On Just How Enormous His Workload Is | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ben Zeisloft.

    Elon Musk is the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as the leader of several smaller pet projects, such as Neuralink and The Boring Company. Following his acquisition of Twitter, one of the world's largest social media platforms, the multibillionaire gave the world a view into just how busy his schedule can be.

    "You know, my workload has recently increased quite a lot," Musk said during a virtual interview at the B20 summit in Indonesia. "I mean, I have too much work on my plate, that is for sure. No doubt about it."

    When asked about business leaders who want to become the "Elon Musk of the East," the world's richest man commented that his lifestyle is not necessarily one to be desired. "I'd be careful what you wish for. I'm not sure how many people would actually like to be me," he said. "They would like to be what they imagine being me, which is not the same thing as actually being me. The amount that I torture myself is next level, frankly."

    Four years ago, Musk said during an interview with Recode that he has worked 120 hours per week, although he finds working 80 hours per week "pretty sustainable." According to a Harvard Business Review study, the average chief executive works 62.5 hours per week.

    "There were times when, some weeks ... I haven't counted exactly, but I would just sort of sleep for a few hours, work, sleep for a few hours, work, seven days a week. Some of those days must have been 120 hours or something nutty," he explained. "The pain level for hours increases exponentially. It's like nonlinear above 80."

    Musk is presently worth $189 billion, according to an estimate from Bloomberg Billionaires Index. A South African by birth, Musk moved to Canada as a teenager and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and physics. Among his first ventures was Zip2, a company that provided city guide software to newspapers, and online bank X.com, which later merged with another startup to become PayPal.

    Musk founded SpaceX, which manufactures and launches reusable rockets, in 2002, and became an early investor in electric vehicle maker Tesla two years later. The latter company has a market capitalization of $594 billion, constituting the seventh-largest company in the world.

    The entrepreneur acquired Twitter last month for $44 billion after initiating the purchase earlier this year. He released a statement explaining that the deal was motivated by a desire to foster an open dialogue and free expression. "The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence," he said. "There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society."

    Beyond his business ventures, Musk began what appears to be a political epiphany during the government lockdowns that gripped the nation two years ago. He said he grew increasingly frustrated as California officials prevented a major Tesla factory from reopening, prompting the entrepreneur to move the company's headquarters to Texas. He encouraged other Americans to "take the red pill" and noticed that leftists were "losing the middle" of the political spectrum. Ahead of the most recent midterm elections, he cited the benefits of a divided government while urging his fellow citizens to vote for Republican candidates.

poll#128
Where do you stand on the wanton censorship by Big Tech Platforms, while retaining their Section 230 carveout indemnifying them for Slander /Defamation lawsuits and Copyright infringements?
  Big Tech Platforms have the right to Censor all speech providing they voluntarily relinquish their Section 230 Carveout.
  Big Tech Platforms DO NOT have the right to Censor any speech, while retaining multiple indemnifications by virtue of the Section 230 Carveout.
  I know nothing of this 230 talk, but "I do love me some social media".
437 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




Bill Maher Defends Ron DeSantis Against Left-Wing Attacks: ‘DeSantis Should Run Now’ For President Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Alec Baldwin Sues ‘Rust’ Crew For Fatal Gun Error As He ‘Seeks to Clear His Name’


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

"This is not about woke-ism or mandates on job creators, it’s an effort to ensure fair and equal access to our financial system no matter your race, party affiliation, or political beliefs," Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-NC, in a statement to Carolina Journal.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said during an interview Monday that President Joe Biden was under investigation for allegedly “influence peddling with our adversaries.”
Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) issued the following statement today regarding China's suspected spy balloon traveling across the United States.
Robert Gates, former President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Defense, slammed politicians’ handling of classified information during an interview over the weekend where he also took a shot at President Joe Biden’s handling of the war in Ukraine.
compilation of 78 randomized control trials show masks are useless
Locals and Groundhog Day enthusiasts alike were caught off-guard today, as the eponymous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his burrow and declared to the crowd gathered at Gobbler's Knob that there was a cache of documents marked "Classified" in his underground home.

HbAD1

A Catholic pro-life activist facing 11 years in prison for allegedly violating a federal law prohibiting people from blocking others from entering an abortion clinic was acquitted on Monday following a week-long trial.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was slammed after video showed her dancing in the street in Chicago’s Lunar New Year parade Sunday.
Several users of the remarkable software ChatGPT are reporting an apparent glitch that occurs whenever someone asks the AI to say something nice about Donald Trump.
A Senate Democrat is joining Republican colleagues in calling for an investigation into the suspected Chinese spy balloon currently hovering over the United States.
County boards of elections in North Carolina regularly remove voter registrations of people whom they confirm have died or moved out of the county

HbAD2

Federal prosecutors requested that former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried become subject to more restrictions during his pretrial release after he allegedly tried to tamper with a witness through the encrypted messaging platform Signal.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top