The American magazine Time named Elon Musk as person of the year on Monday.
The boss of the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla and the space exploration company SpaceX Elon Musk was named personality of the year on Monday by the American magazine Time. The richest man on the planet with a fortune estimated at $265.4 billion by Forbes magazine, Mr. Musk, 50, succeeds United States President Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris. Known for his whimsical personality and customary flights on Twitter, where he has more than 66 million subscribers, the entrepreneur of South African origin, naturalized Canadian then American, is not a consensual character.
“Mr. Musk has spent his life defying the jealous; today he seems to be in a position to put them in their place”, write Time journalists in their portrait dedicated to the billionaire entrepreneur. 2021 has been a banner year for Mr. Musk and his businesses.
SpaceX in April won an exclusive contract with NASA to send the first astronauts to the Moon since 1972. In September, the company sent four space tourists into space for the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts. on board.
—TIME (@TIME) December 13, 2021
Mr. Musk talks excitedly about his plans to colonize Mars over the next few years.
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Tesla, whose market value topped $1 trillion on Wall Street in October, continues to dominate the popular electric vehicle market. “Our goal with Tesla has always been to set an example for the automotive industry, hoping that other manufacturers also manufacture electric vehicles in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable technologies,” Musk said in an interview. at Time.
The leader launched a poll on Twitter a few weeks ago, asking his followers whether or not he should sell 10% of his shares in the company. The majority of participants said they were in favor of it. Mr. Musk has since sold more than 11 million Tesla shares. On the entertainment side, in May he hosted the famous entertainment show “Saturday Night Live” on NBC.
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On his favorite social network, Mr. Musk frequently touts certain cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin, with his tweets often causing large price swings. Time magazine has awarded the title “Person of the Year” since 1927.
The last big American boss to have obtained it is the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, rewarded in 2010.