Elon Musk says his mind is a 'storm' and people 'may think they'd want to be me but they don't know'

  • Elon Musk doesn't think most people would really want to be him.

  • The world's richest man said on Lex Fridman's podcast that his mind is a "storm."

  • He added that he's "sometimes" lonely and "there are many nights I sleep alone."

How many people would want to be the richest man in the world? If you ask him, not many.

Elon Musk spoke about the matter on a new episode of Lex Fridman's podcast released Thursday.

Asked about challenges in his life, Musk said, "My mind is a storm. I don't think most people would want to be me. They may think they'd want to be me but they don't know, they don't understand."

Musk — who has an estimated net worth of $202 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index — leads or owns several major companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, xAI, The Boring Company, and X, formerly known as Twitter.

Musk's biographer, Walter Isaacson, has said the billionaire is "attracted to drama and storm."

Musk's ex, musician Grimes, has said he has a so-called "demon mode," which she describes as "when he goes dark and retreats inside the storm in his brain."

When Fridman asked how he's doing, Musk replied, "I'm overall okay. In the grand scheme of things, I can't complain."

Fridman also asked Musk if he ever gets lonely, to which he responded, "Sometimes, but my kids and friends keep me company."

"There are many nights I sleep alone," Musk added. "I don't have to but I do."

Musk has talked about loneliness before.

"There are times when I feel lonely," Musk said last year in an interview with Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Insider's parent company, Axel Springer. "I'm sure there are times when everyone is lonely. But it's pretty basic."

He continued, "Say if I'm working on the Starship rocket and I'm just staying in my little house by myself, especially if my dog is not with me, then I feel quite lonely because I'm just in a little house by myself with no dog."

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