Elon Musk is hurting.

“This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said in an emotional interview with The New York Times published late Thursday. “It was excruciating.”

The interview — during which The Times said Musk “alternated between laughter and tears” — comes amid the turmoil the Tesla (TSLA) chief triggered last week when he tweeted that he had secured funding to take the electric car maker private.


「私のキャリアの中で最も困難で苦しい年でした」と彼は木曜日遅く発行されたThe New York Timesとの感情面のインタビューで言いました。 「それはひどいものでした。」とも述べた。





The electric carmaker’s founder has been facing intense scrutiny about the 7 August tweet which said he wanted to take Tesla private at $420 a share.

He told the New York Times that the price of $420 seemed like “better karma” than $419.

“But I was not on weed, to be clear,” he said.

4/20 is an infamous term, more common in the US, that refers to the consumption of cannabis.

The price of $419 would have represented a 20% premium over Tesla’s share price at the time.

“It seemed like better karma at $420 than at $419. But I was not on weed, to be clear. Weed is not helpful for productivity. There’s a reason for the word ‘stoned’. You just sit there like a stone on weed,” Mr Musk, 47, told the paper.






“それは419ドルで420ドルでより良いカルマのように思えたが、私は明らかに雑草ではなかった。雑草は生産性のために役立つものではありません。 “マスク氏、47歳、紙の上に語った。