How does Elon Musk spend an average day?

Posted on August 08, 2022 by Peter McGuthrie

Between Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neuralink, Elon Musk doesn’t have much free time on his hands. What the average day may look like for the world’s richest person is nearly impossible to say — but 24 hours just doesn’t seem like enough for all his endeavors.

Above: Elon Musk at TED 2017. Photo: Steve Jurvetson / Flickr

Musk’s average day is filled to the brim with work duties, according to the billionaire entrepreneur himself. However, as Bloomberg reports, it’s difficult to know how he manages his seemingly robust social and familial lives alongside being active on Twitter, dating high-profile celebrities, attending galas and playing games such as Elden ring.

To be sure, if there’s anyone who can fit all of these different activities in, it’s probably Elon Musk. If his personal wealth doesn’t speak for itself, then his management of two companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in market value certainly does. It seems unlikely that Musk could get to where he is today without superior time management skills.

And whatever you believe about Musk, his encouragement of the mass adoption of electric vehicles will make a major environmental impact.

Changing the world is a focal point of Musk’s and Tesla’s. Tesla employees are encouraged to help the company be a “do the right thing” company, as noted in the automaker’s annual environmental impact report.

“Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week,” Musk has said previously.

Even back at Musk’s first company, Zip2, Musk said he would spend entire nights coding, and working “seven days a week, all the time.” He has said he slept on Tesla’s factory floors during busy, difficult times. In defending himself against allegations of an affair with fellow billionaire Sergey Brin's partner, Musk noted that he didn’t have much time and that he and Brin were hanging out together the prior night.

In a tweet last month responding to the allegations, which he called “character assassination attacks,” Musk wrote, “I work crazy hours, so there just isn’t much time for shenanigans.” 

No matter how he spends his time, work-life balance is a worthwhile goal for anyone, and the tasks facing Musk and his companies likely demand a balance of rest and play. While much of Musk’s work-ethic narrative does seem to have reached mythic proportions, his engagement in his companies remains evident to the investment community — with Tesla shares recently nearing their three-month high.

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Source: Bloomberg / Twitter

Posted in Elon Musk, SpaceX, Tesla


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