Elon Musk says he gets ‘swarmed’ at parties by people wanting to discuss work, and struggles to trust people, say journalists who have obtained rare interviews.
Elon Musk gave an unexpected interview to the BBC late on Tuesday.
According to reporter James Clayton, who spoke to Musk, the billionaire spoke openly about his personal life.
Elon Musk opened up about his social life in a rare candid interview with the BBC late Tuesday, saying it’s hard to trust people.
Elon Musk talks with BBC correspondent James Clayton about his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter in October and the six months following, including layoffs.
According to Clayton’s firsthand account of his conversation with Elon Musk, the billionaire also shared tidbits about his personal life, with Clayton writing: “She told me that she was often approached by men at parties talking about projects. Contact would be made. There would be swings – and it was hard to trust people.”
Musk — who is currently worth $176 billion according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — has previously discussed the pain of wealth and fame and the accompanying loneliness.
In a 2022 interview with Mathias Döfner, CEO of Insider’s parent company Axel Springer, he said that having such a famous name made it difficult to “buy coffee at the corner store”.
“I could go to the store or walk down the street, and now it’s very difficult to do that,” he said.
He admitted to feeling lonely at times, telling Doepner: “If I’m working on the Starship rocket and I’m living alone in my little house, especially if my dog isn’t with me, I feel very lonely.” Is.” I feel lonely because I just live in a small house and I don’t have a dog.”
Elon Musk’s social circle includes his brother Kimball Musk, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, James Murdoch, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and even rapper Yeh, formerly known as Kanye West. used to go. including Tha, extended family and powerful friends.
In his interview with Clayton, Elon Musk touched on a wide range of topics, including why laying off employees was “one of the hardest things” that he would sometimes do in a library at Twitter’s headquarters. Used to sit on a sofa. But that the “constant attacks” he has received from the media have been hurtful.
”Elon Musk has previously said that his wealth and fame has made it difficult to get a coffee from the corner store or walk down the street.”