Being the richest and probably most interesting man in the world has its perks.
But once the excitement of those infrequent splurges evaporates, Elon Musk is left with the stone-cold fact that he has about four full-time jobs.
Not just jobs but four CEO positions. Not just CEO position, multi-billion dollar, high-profile companies that alone would probably require his sole attention.
The realities are starting to hit Musk judging from quotes he’s given recently, including during a business conference Monday.
He’s famous for blocking out his days in five-minute increments. If you have a meeting with Musk, you better be prepared because there’s no time for small talk or any wasted seconds during a workday.
He was asked how he navigates what he needs to do for Tesla amongst his other responsibilities.
“I have to say, it is with great difficulty. I’m really working the absolute amount that I can work from morning to night, seven days a week. This is not something I’d recommend, frankly.”
That wasn’t a cryptic signal from an exhausted executive. He realizes what he’s doing is probably not making him operate at peak efficiency, stating his workload “has recently increased a lot. I have too much on my plate, that is for sure.”
He’s spending his entire days and nights at Twitter headquarters in downtown San Francisco, as opposed to Tesla headquarters in Austin, Texas. That’s his plan for a while because his new acquisition needs most of his attention right now.
Here is what he tweeted this week.
“I’ve been at Twitter SF HQ all night. Will be working & sleeping here until org is fixed.”
Here’s what’s required every waking second of every day. He’s the CEO of Tesla and Twitter, along with SpaceX, and he co-founded The Boring Company, Neuralink, and OpenAI.
His only hope at this point is to start another company that clones humans. Quickly.