Elon Musk has warned emerging entrepreneurs hoping to emulate his success to “be careful with their wishes”.
When asked at a business forum in Bali on Monday what the budding “Elon Musk of the East” should focus on, he said he was “not sure how many people really want to be me”.
“They want to be who they imagine me to be, which is different,” he continued. “I mean, frankly, the extent to which I tortured myself was next level.”
Musk He was speaking at the B20 Business Forum ahead of a summit of a group of 20 major economies on the Indonesian island.
new Twitter The owner joined the meeting via video link a few weeks after completing a critical scrutiny of the social network.
He was expected to attend the event in person, but Indonesian government minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, who is coordinating preparations for the summit, said Musk was unable to attend as he prepares for a court case this week .
The testimony began in Delaware on Monday as Tesla shareholders are challenging Musk’s compensation package as chief executive, which could be worth more than $55bn (£47bn).
“My workload has increased a lot lately,” he said with a laugh of the Twitter deal. “I mean, oh man. I have too many assignments, that’s for sure.”
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Musk appeared in a darkened room, saying the power went out before he could connect, and his face was projected onto a large screen above the summit hall.
He bought Twitter last month for $44bn (£37bn) and quickly dismantled the company’s board and executives.
He fired most of the company’s full-time staff by email earlier this month and is now eliminating outsourced contractors tasked with combating misinformation and other harmful content as he begins to loosen restrictions on what users can do. Restricted activities of speech on the platform.
Musk acknowledged the controversy surrounding his recent Twitter move, adding: “There’s no way to make everyone happy, that’s for sure.”