Kimbal Musk and Mr. Gracias, who left Tesla’s board last year and serves as director of SpaceX, declined to comment for this article.
Today, Mr. Musk oversees or is associated with at least a dozen companies, including public and private companies and holding companies such as Wyoming Steel, that he uses to manage real estate. for him net value It is about 250 billion dollars.
As Mr. Musk created more companies, he gathered partners he could deploy to many endeavours.
One was Mary Beth Brown, who was hired in 2002 to be primarily the executive assistant to Mr. Musk. Ashley Vance, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, better known as MB, said she quickly became a kind of chief of staff, handling media requests and some financial matters for SpaceX and Tesla, as well as helping to manage Mr. Musk’s personal life. and SpaceX and the search for a wonderful future.”
In the same year, Mr. Musk appointed Gwynne Shotwell as the seventh employee of SpaceX. As president and chief operating officer of the rocket maker, Ms. Shotwell oversaw the company’s growth, becoming one of Mr. Musk’s longest-serving employees.
at conspiracy In 2018, Ms. Shotwell explained how she managed Mr. Musk.
“When Elon says something, you have to pause and not immediately explain, ‘Well, that’s impossible,’ or ‘There’s no way to do it. “I don’t know how,” she said. “So squeeze it and you think about it. And you find ways to get it done.”