Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands on the podium as he attends a forum on startups in Hong Kong, China.
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Elon Musk has run two ambitious tech companies at the same time ever since he became chair and later CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla while also leading SpaceX, his reusable rocket and satellite internet business.
He went on to launch a computer-brain interface startup, Neuralink, and a drilling business called Boring Co. in 2017, and is in the midst of a contentious lawsuit with Twitter over a buyout gone awry.
With his attention divided, Musk relies on a large team of deputies —more than 20 people today — to keep business rolling at Tesla. His cast of…