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Elon Musk has the world's strangest social calendar

By Joseph Bernstein

11 Oct 2022 · 16 min read

Editor's Note

Elon Musk had a very rough childhood. The New York Times takes an immersive look at Musk’s social life now and finds he’s living out those rollicking teenage years he missed out on.

When a snapshot of Elon Musk and Ghislaine Maxwell surfaced on social media in 2020, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO took to Twitter — as he so often does — to explain why he had been photographed with the British socialite, who was later convicted of sex trafficking in connection with the financier Jeffrey Epstein.

“Don’t know Ghislaine at all,” Musk tweeted in July 2020. “She photo-bombed me once at a Vanity Fair party several years ago. Real question is why VF invited her in the first place.”

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