He is “very impressed” with Emmanuel Macron. Narendra Modi can count him as “a fan”. And Benjamin Netanyahu just dropped in to see him.
A parade of foreign leaders on recent US trips, including on official state visits at the White House’s invitation, have added sit-downs with Elon Musk to their schedules.
This year, the world’s richest man has met with, to name a few, the heads of France, Italy, India, South Korea – and, in just the past two days, Turkey and Israel.
Yet while the mercurial billionaire is more highly sought after than ever, there is no love lost between him and the Biden administration.
And as the outspoken contrarian’s political reach expands, including by wading into sensitive geopolitical issues, there is growing unease for some over Mr Musk’s power and access.