Electric car maker Tesla has become synonymous with its CEO, Elon Musk, who is known for his unconventional approach to business and his larger-than-life personality. However, one Tesla investor, Ross Gerber, CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth & Investment Management, is expressing concern about Musk’s lifestyle and its impact on his ability to lead the company effectively.
In a recent interview with Yahoo Finance Live, Gerber shared his thoughts on Musk’s lifestyle, which he believes is not sustainable. Gerber argues that running a company like Tesla and being its CEO is a full-time job, and that Musk’s demanding schedule, which often includes working seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM, is taking a toll on him.
Gerber’s concern about Musk’s lifestyle is not only about the impact it may have on the CEO’s health and well-being, but also on the future of Tesla. As Gerber notes, if Tesla is going to achieve its goal of sending humans to Mars, it will need Musk to be healthy and able to continue leading the company for at least another 20 years.
Despite his concerns, Gerber is a huge supporter of Tesla and Elon Musk. As a friendly activist, he is pursuing a seat on Tesla’s board, and he wants to ensure that the company has a sustainable future, both for itself and for its CEO. Gerber’s comments highlight the challenges that come with being a high-profile CEO, particularly when the company’s success is closely tied to the CEO’s personal brand.