Dex Torricke-Barton is the sexiest speechwriter alive—on LinkedIn, anyway. After serving as a speechwriter for the United Nations secretary-general, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, Torricke-Barton has gone to work for Elon Musk—as the communications chief for Musk’s rocket and aerospace company SpaceX.
Musk insists he won’t require Torricke-Barton’s speechwriting services. “Dex will do comms,” Musk tweeted, “but my speeches are just a conversation w the audience. No time to rehearse & don't want to read from a prompter.” —DM