Time magazine has declared Elon Musk, the CEO of Telsa and SpaceX, as the Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Elon Musk passed Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon this year and is currently the richest person on the planet. Thanks to his tweets and unique leading style, he holds quite an impression with his company of electric cars and his space brand SpaceX.
About Elon Musk
The current wealthiest person on the planet lives in a rented house and doesn’t own any residence. He is a space Entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla. He is 50 years old atheist and has a current net worth of $253.8 billion. In 2021, with the hard work and dedication of Mr. Musk, electric vehicles have ultimately found its place on roads and people’s minds.
Even after being one of the exclusive people in the world, Elon Musk has his own class which defines his personality. He works for the betterment of the world. He watches his goal as the world’s most difficult task, and in this way, he left behind the world’s every big company and by keeping them in the confusion of his wonders. He has a eccentric way of working that faces a lot of criticism as well.
Words of The Editor
“Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too,” Edward Felsenthal, the Time editor-in-chief wrote. “In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world’s richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society.”
History of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
It’s been almost 100 years since Time has started naming the “Person of the Year”. The magazine declares their chosen individual, duo, or a group those who have “the greatest influence on the events of the year—for better or worse.”
In 2020, Time declared the duo, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris as the Persons of the Year.
Time started naming their Person of the Year from 1927 and from then some big names of the history like Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, Adolf Hitler, John F. Kennedy, The Computer, etc.
Every December, the Time team sits to decide their person of the year which also makes them look backward and remind the past list. Time chose Jeff Bezos in 1999 when Amazon was started to grow into the biggest e-commerce it is today.
In 2010, they choose Mark Zuckerberg before Facebook’s full dominance worldwide. And this year, Time estimates that in a few years Tesla and SpaceX will rule the world and we will be living in a world envisioned by Elon Musk.
The Bottom Line
The Ceo of Tesla and SpaceX is not only the richest person in the world but he is also a great leader with millions of admirers who get inspired by him every day. He has big visions to achieve that we can sometimes dream of. He is a devoted book reader, who is a Stanford University dropout.