The American billionaire fascinates as much as he disturbs. His journey, his career and his personality will be deciphered in a production by the BBC.
He is one of the most enigmatic entrepreneurs of our time. As controversial as he is admired, he built an empire. Founder of Paypal and SpaceX, CEO of Tesla… At 49, Elon Musk has become the richest man in the world. His fortune is estimated at 219 billion dollars and the magazine Forbes remember that he is “the first to exceed the 200 billion mark”. Passionate about space and technology, the South African billionaire has more than once made people talk about him with his sense of excess, his delusions of grandeur and his polemics. Whether in the United States or in France, it is impossible to miss the phenomenon. We see him everywhere: in the press, on the Internet, on TV… He recently panicked on social networks after his takeover of Twitter for 44 billion dollars. Today, its influence is such that it is capable of modifying our behavior and our vision of the world.
A series told by his relatives
The billionaire appears as a visionary, and his story fascinates. So much so that the channels and platforms want to seize it. On May 7, Netflix aired Elon Musk: The Real Life Iron Man, a documentary film that looks at his journey and his innovative ideas on technology, artificial intelligence and space travel. The BBC is interested in the same subjects, but promises a more intimate series. Title The Elon Musk Showshe tells the story of “one of the most enigmatic and intriguing people in the world”describes the channel’s editor, Simon Young.
Through archive images, we will dive alongside him in his conquest of Silicon Valley and we will follow his career, from its beginnings to its meteoric rise. His friends, his family, his associates and his relatives will testify to paint the portrait of the billionaire. The series will be broadcast in three parts but no release date has yet been communicated.
Uber, Facebook, McDonald’s: the trend of biopics
Audiences love success stories. The Wolf of Wall Street, The Founder, The Toys That Made Us… Biopics on revolutionary businessmen accumulate and meet with great success. In 2010, David Fincher tackled the creation of Facebook. In The Social Network, he painted an unpublished portrait of Mark Zuckerberg and we discovered a greedy and asocial character. Last December, show time announced the development of a new anthology series dedicated to the most famous entrepreneurs.
The platform intends to broadcast a succession of biopics to reveal behind the scenes of major inventions that have changed our daily lives. Made by the creators of trillionthe first season of Super Pumped will be dedicated to the founder of Uber (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt). They will tell us in particular the secrets around the creation of the application and the tensions between the founding members.