Elon Musk is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
Elon Musk, who is also the founder and CEO of space exploration company SpaceX, recently surpassed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person, with Tesla’s price hike boosting his net worth to about $300 billion. He owns about 17 percent of Tesla’s shares, which sold for nearly $1,000 a share on Monday.
Elon Musk has become, according to Time magazine, the biggest “influencer on the planet, with its 66 million subscribers, it exerts a definite influence on the financial markets is also worth noting the influence that Musk exerts on an army of followers (and investors) on social media, where he attacks the powerful and regulators who try to control a leader who is far from traditional. In front of his 66 million followers on Twitter, he offers outlandish help to the world and drives even his own followers and investors crazy by swaying the markets.
Elon Musk noted last month that SpaceX would attempt to launch its futuristic bullet-shaped spacecraft into orbit in January. NASA has contracted with SpaceX to use the Starship to deliver astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2025. Musk has said he envisions using the reusable craft to land people on Mars.
Elon Musk is a tweeter extraordinaire and uses social media platforms to voice his opinions and can put government regulators and politicians at risk
Time highlighted Musk’s recent admission to his 66 million Twitter followers that half of his tweets were “made on a porcelain throne.” In its profile of the provocative CEO, Time went on to detail one such storm of tweets about toilets before concluding, “This is the man who aspires to save our planet and get us a new one to inhabit.”