Elon Musk has 'demon-like' outbursts and 'multiple personalities', says billionaire's biographer
PTC News Desk: Elon Musk, according to Walter Isaacson, whose explosive biography Elon Musk was released today, is prone to "demon-like" outbursts and has "multiple personalities."
While talking with MSNBC, Musk's biographer revealed his tumultuous and impulsive takeover of Twitter (now renamed X) and his relationship with his father Errol.
Advance orders on Amazon have made the book named 'Elon Musk' the site's best-selling book in the United States just hours before its release. Some US media sites received early access to the 600-page book ahead of its official global release, and various snippets have been released in recent days.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked Isaacson about the various sides of the 52-year-old entrepreneur, claiming that his book depicts "two, three, four types of Elon."
"You know, that's a great question because he has so many personalities, almost like multiple personalities, and a bit like his father, whom he doesn't speak to now - but his father is a Jekyll and Hyde and sometimes goes very dark," the biographer stated.
“And it happened to Elon too. He'll go from being very giddy or being in engineering mode, where he can figure out the valve of a raptor engine, and suddenly the clouds come," Isaacson further said.
"And the amazing thing is, after he's gone dark and been demon-like and really tough on people, he'll snap out of it. And then I'll ask him, 'What was that about?' and he hardly remembers it."
Elon Musk's biography took the biographer three years to finish. When asked about the journey, Isaacson told the source that he was captivated by all of Musk's technology discussions, such as electric vehicles and sending manned expeditions to space.
"And then, about a year into my reporting, he's secretly buying up Twitter before going to Hawaii for a two- or three-night binge and deciding to take it over. So it became a lot more of a roller coaster ride," a former Time magazine editor-in-chief added.
- With inputs from agencies