/ 14 July 2021

Work sucks for billionaire

Elon Musk ”hates” being the boss of Tesla, telling a US court he hasn’t much enjoyed his 13-year stint in the top job. “I’ve tried very hard not to be the CEO of Tesla, but I have to, or frankly, Tesla is going to die,” he said. Musk is in court over accusations he pressured his company’s board into accepting a US$2.6 billion deal to buy failing solar panel firm SolarCity in 2016, owned by his cousins. A group of shareholders want Musk to pay back the money, but he insists the deal wasn’t a bailout and that he didn’t railroad those in charge of ensuring the company’s good governance. If successful, it would be one of the biggest ever judgements brought against an individual. Maybe it’s time to listen to Maya Angelou

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