When you picture a CEO, you probably imagine a hunched over, furrowed-eyebrowed man sitting behind a mahogany desk in an office overlooking skyscrapers. While that is probably somewhat true, Elon Musk has already broken that stereotype with his own brand of quirkiness.
From claims he’s an alien to giving his children unpronounceable names to challenging Putin to a fistfight, planet Earth’s richest man definitely keeps us on our toes. Then, when Tesla’s factory opened up in Shanghai, the world learned he is also quite the dancer.
Recently, at the opening of Tesla’s first European Gigafactory worth US$5.5 billion in Berlin, Musk again reminded us that he can bust a move and that he’s more than just a man trying to colonize Mars.
“This is a great day for the factory,” Musk said at the opening, adding that it marks “another step in the direction of a sustainable future.”
“So I want to be clear that because sometimes people are sad about the future or they think, ‘Will we solve sustainable energy?’ and ‘Maybe it’s the climate issue,’ ‘It’s too late’, or something like that. I really want to assure everyone that you can have hope in the future, you should have hope in the future. This problem will be solved and this factory is a major step in that direction. So believe in the future,” Musk said.
“To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say I’ve reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship – did you think I was also going to be a chill normal dude?” Musk asked in his opening monologue for “SNL.”