Musk, whose behavior has become a concern through out the year, recently admitted that he had worked long hours to keep the electric car company a live.
Branson also warned Musk about his social media habits. Where Musk often spits on Twitter every 3am. “The Tweet at 3 am can be very dangerous. But I suspect he is aware of that,” said the founder of the Virgin Group.
Musk and Branson have a lot in common. Both are entrepreneurs and are considered visionaries. In fact, Branson called Musk an extraordinary individual and said he saw Musk as a young version of him.
They also compete in the space tourism business. On Thursday, Virgin Galactic of Branson has completed the longest rocket flight ever, taking it self a step closer to taking tourists into space.
Branson said that he hopes to go into space next year. Musk is the founder and CEO of Space X, which also launched several rockets this year on its mission to bring people into space.
But throughout 2018, Musk arguably encountered a steep road in the course of his career. The Tweet last August, for example, said that it would attract Tesla to become a private company which made chaotic markets and disputes worth millions of dollars.
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He also said to the New York Times in August that this year was terrible. It also relates to being seen smoking marijuana and drinking whiskey on the comedian podcast Joe Rogan last September.
Earlier this week, Musk told CBS 60 Minutes he pushed him self to the maximum because Tesla struggled to increase production of hisModel 3 car.
“I thought there was one week where I actually worked 120 hours and didn’t leave the factory. I didn’t even go out,” Musk said.
Musk has since reduced his working hours, admitting his schedule is not sustainable. He also stressed that he did not smoke marijuana.”Because anyone who watches that podcast can know, I don’t know how tosmoke marijuana or anything,” he said.
Branson is sure Musk will make everything work. “He is still young. He will continue to do extra ordinary things for many people, many years to come,” Branson said.