Since taking over Twitter, Musk has had to put more of his time into the social media platform and has made an instant impression. Since taking over he has dissolved the Twitter board to become the sole owner, has cut the work force in half, and has caused mayhem with users by bringing in a system to pay $8 per month for a blue verification tick. Musk explained some of the changes and where he sees the social media platform going in the future, he said:
“Twitter for sure, I think it’s gonna be a lot more on video… And it’s kind of a no-brainer to enable longer video and also enable content creators to make a living with content on Twitter,”
Speaking virtually at the B20 Indonesia 2022 summit, Musk acknowledged that his workload has become too much. He said:
“You know my workload has recently increased quite a lot. I mean, I have too much work on my plate that is for sure. No doubt about it,”
When quizzed about how he feels about others who aspire to become business leaders like him, Musk warned that it is not for everyone and is a lot to take on. He explained:
“I’d be careful what you wish for. I’m not sure how many people would actually like to be me. They would like to be what they imagine being me, which is not the same thing as actually being me. The amount that I torture myself is next level, frankly,”
Musk is involved in multiple high-profile businesses, including Tesla which is on the verge of releasing Full Self-Driving as well as moving towards mass production of the Cybertruck. The Boring Company is currently constructing a Loop system under Las Vegas, SpaceX is still working on the Starship programme, and Neuralink will be hosting a show-and-tell of the brain-machine interface shortly.