For two decades now, Elon Musk has been known as one of the world’s most ambitious and hard working entrepreneurs.
The head of three major companies, electric car company Tesla, aerospace manufacturer SpaceX and brain-computer interface company Neuralink, Musk has been praised for his extraordinary work ethic time and time again.
But speaking to the New York Times last week, it’s clear things aren’t running as smoothly as they seem.
“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said, tearing up throughout the interview.
“It was excruciating.”
Working hard on the production of the Tesla Model 3, Musk who is currently dating singer-songwriter Grimes missed his own birthday, spending the entire 24 hours of his 47th birthday at work.
He narrowly missed his brother’s wedding, too.
Ford & Tesla are the only 2 American car companies to avoid bankruptcy. I just got home from the factory. You think this is an option. It is not.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 19, 2018