The Wall Street Journal has reported that the use of illegal drugs by Elon Musk was widespread knowledge among several current and former directors of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX. According to the article, there were concerns about the extent of Musk’s drug use and that he used drugs with some of his board members. The board did not conduct any investigations into the matter and did not formally document any concerns. A Delaware judge recently criticized the relationship between Musk and his directors, citing conflicts of interest in her ruling that Musk’s $55 billion pay package was excessive.
The report also stated that some friends and directors felt pressured to engage in drug use with Musk out of fear of upsetting him or losing the social status of being in his inner circle. While Musk and his lawyer did not respond to requests for comment from the Wall Street Journal, Musk previously responded to a story about his alleged drug use by asserting that he should continue whatever he was doing, citing Tesla and SpaceX as the world’s most valuable car and space companies. Additionally, Musk oversees six companies, including Tesla, SpaceX, the social media company previously known as Twitter, The Boring Co., Neuralink, and xAI – an artificial intelligence startup.
This article sheds light on the widespread knowledge of Elon Musk’s use of illegal drugs among directors of Tesla and SpaceX. The lack of investigations into Musk’s drug use, as well as concerns about the relationship between Musk and his directors, has raised questions about the leadership and oversight of these prominent companies. The pressure felt by some individuals to engage in drug use with Musk to maintain their social standing within his circle is a striking revelation, highlighting the influence and power Musk holds in his professional and social circles. The report also underscores the multiple business ventures overseen by Musk, including Tesla, SpaceX, and various other innovative companies.