On Monday morning, he arrived in Paris for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, during which the unshaven billionaire was filmed joking with the world leader that he had been forced to “sleep in the car “.
Musk was in Europe to discuss Macron’s plans to attract more investment to the country, attending a one-on-one meeting with the leader and then a panel discussion as part of the ‘Choose France’ summit. .
The entrepreneur flew directly from Cabo to Paris for the 45-minute meeting at the Elysee Palace, according to reports from The Telegraph.
The tech titan had enjoyed a set by Australian dance group Rufus du Sol at the Sundream festival in Mexico the night before, with images surfacing online of Musk rushing into the wee hours of the morning at the luxury resort of Cabo San Lucas.
The video shows Musk in his typical t-shirt and jeans ensemble, showing off a variety of dance moves and making heart gestures to the crowd.
🗣 ‘I had to sleep in the car’: Unshaven Elon Musk flies to meet Macron after a night of clubbing – Billionaire hopes Tesla will make ‘significant’ future investments in France
– The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 15, 2023
Musk users on Twitter were happy to see the platform’s CTO let his hair down, with some describing the footage as a “vibe.”
Just the day before, Musk had been spotted in Los Angeles where the 51-year-old father of eight attended a trance music event hosted by Bosnian-German DJ Solomun at Exposition Park.
It looks like the good times are still rolling, with Macron and Musk both leaving Monday’s event on a high note.
The French president then tweeted: “We talked about the attractiveness of France and the significant advances in the electric vehicle and energy sectors. We also talked about digital regulation. We have so much to do together.
Musk replied, “It was an honor to meet!”
the old PayPal The executive told reporters after the meeting that Tesla would make a “significant investment” in the French nation, but did not set a timeline.
According ReutersMusk added: “No announcement today but I am very impressed with President Macron and the French government and their reception.”
This is not the first time that Musk has praised the French administration.
Macron’s controversial plan to increase the Retirement age in France– who met riots across the country— got Musk’s stamp of approval that tweeted that the president had done “the hard but right thing”.
He added: “The retirement age of 62 was set when the lifespan was much shorter. It is impossible for a small number of workers to support a massive number of pensioners.
Unusual sleep patterns
Musk was quick to share how difficult the past six months have been…running Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX at the same time.
“I don’t wish this pain on anyone,” he told Twitter users on Feb. 5.
The Tesla CEO also revealed he previously slept on the floor of the electric vehicle maker’s factories so the staff would see him and know he was working hard.
Speaking at the 29th annual Baron Investment Conference in New York last year, Musk said: “I lived in the Fremont factory and the Nevada factory for three years in a row. They were my main residences.
The contractor originally slept on couches, but wanting to make sure staff saw him between shift changes, he ended up sleeping on the floor under his desk.
“Uncomfortable shit,” he recalled.