Workaholic Elon Musk
South African American entrepreneur Elon Musk knows how to get the spotlight every time. If not because of the alleged cage fight with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, then it is because of his work. He is, of course, best known as the CEO of Tesla, which remains the world’s best-selling electric car. He is also the CEO of SpaceX and has been in charge of Twitter since October 2022, which he renamed X for a few weeks. He is also the founder of x.com, which later merged with Confinity Inc. to PayPal today. In 2022, according to Forbes, he was the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $232 billion. She still tops the list of the richest people in the world, ahead of Bernard Arnault (founder of LVMH) and Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon).
But the 53-year-old businessman has worked hard for it. He said in an interview with the American TV channel CNBC that he works almost all year round. In his own words, there are only two or three days a year when he is not actively working. In response to a question about whether Tesla and SpaceX employees should come to the office every day, Musk said he works seven days a week, but he doesn’t expect others to do so. Musk also refers to working from home as “morally wrong.”
How many hours does the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter sleep per day?
In the interview, Musk also said he sleeps about six hours a day. It turns out that this is more than many expected. Musk said he tried to sleep less, but even though he was awake more hours, he got less work done. In addition, he suffers from headaches if he sleeps less than six hours.
Musk’s obsession with working long hours appears in the news regularly. After taking over Twitter in October 2022, Musk told the BBC that he was sleeping on a couch in the library at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco. In August 2018, The Guardian reported that Musk was working 120 hours a week to keep Tesla Model 3 production running smoothly. He even went so far as to sleep under his desk.
In the same year, Elon Musk told the New York Times that he spent his birthday in Tesla’s office. “All evening, without friends, absolutely nothing,” he told the newspaper.
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