Time Magazine Names Elon Musk “Person of the Year 2021”
Elon Musk can look back on a successful year 2021. His electric car company Tesla became the world’s most valuable automobile manufacturer and his rocket company SpaceX rose to the edge of space with a civilian crew.
Musk as “Person of the Year”
Time magazine also named him “Person of the Year” in 2021 . Barack Obama (2012), Angela Merkel (2015) and Greta Thunberg (2019) got this title before Musk. Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal explains that Musk was voted “Person of the Year” in 2021:
“Elon Musk is Times Person of the Year 2021 because he creates solutions to an existential crisis, because he embodies the possibilities and dangers of the age of tech titans and because he drives the most daring and disruptive changes in society”
All-rounder and entertainer
Elon Musk is, among other things, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, he heads the brain-chip startup Neuralink and the infrastructure company The Boring Company. The value of his electric car company Tesla soared to more than $ 1 billion this year. This makes the company more valuable than General Motors and Ford combined. Musk dominated the headlines in 2021 and triggered an avalanche with many a tweet to his 66 million followers on Twitter.