Elon Musk has said before that he wishes he didn't have to be Tesla's CEO, and reiterated the point in a trial in Delaware Chancery Court on Monday.
"I don't want to be a CEO, I tried hard not to be the CEO at Tesla, but I had to or it would die," he said in testimony today. "I rather hate being a boss. I'm an engineer."
Musk is testifying in court today to defend the company's acquisition of SolarCity, which Tesla shareholders say unfairly enriched Musk and amounted to a bailout of the company. If Musk loses the trial, he could be forced to pay upwards of $2 billion of his personal wealth.