Elon Musk says the crowd he’s “torturing himself is next level” while warning aspiring entrepreneurs to “be careful what they wish for” | world news
Elon Musk has warned aspiring entrepreneurs hoping to emulate his success to “be careful what they wish for.”
Asked what an aspiring “Elon Musk of the East” should focus on, he said at a business forum in Bali on Monday that he was “not sure how many people would actually like to be me.”
“They would like to be what they imagine me to be, which isn’t the same,” he continued. “I mean, the amount I’m torturing myself with is honestly next level.”
musk was speaking at the B20 business forum ahead of a Group of 20 leading economies summit taking place on the Indonesian island.
The new Twitter The owner joined the conference via video link just weeks after completing his rigorously vetted takeover of the social network.
He was expected to attend the event in person, but Indonesian government minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, who is responsible for coordinating preparations for the summit, said Musk could not attend because he was anticipating a court hearing at the summit week prepared.
Testimony began Monday in Delaware, where Tesla shareholders are questioning Musk’s compensation plan as CEO, which may be worth more than $55 billion (£47 billion).
“My workload has increased quite a bit lately,” he said with a chuckle, referring to the Twitter deal. “I mean, oh man. I’ve got too much work on my plate, that’s for sure.”
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Musk appeared in a darkened room and said just before he made the connection, the power went out and his face was projected onto a large screen above the summit hall.
He bought Twitter for $44 billion (£37 billion) last month and quickly sacked the company’s board and top executives.
He fired much of the company’s remaining full-time employees via email earlier this month and is now cutting the jobs of outsourced contractors tasked with combating misinformation and other harmful content as he continues his campaign to ease restrictions on the, what users are allowed to say, the platform begins.
Musk acknowledged his recent moves on Twitter have been controversial, adding, “There’s no way to make everyone happy, that’s for sure.”