The editors of the prestigious magazine ‘Time’ have chosen the billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk as the person who has had the greatest influence during the last 12 months. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and at the same time the richest person in the world has remained a central figure in the news as he and his businesses continue to shape the future of automobiles and space travel.
Musk’s SpaceX was selected by NASA in April to build the next lunar generation, defeating two other contenders for a $ 3 billion contract. He also announced that his company Tesla will continue to make advances in technology by developing a robot with artificial intelligence next year, called the “Tesla Bot”. In October he announced he planned to add 100,000 Tesla to his fleet. These are just some of the recent successes of Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO was named “Man of the Year” by Time magazine for 2021, a year in which his electric car company became the world’s most valuable carmaker and his rocket company flew to the edge of space with a entirely civilian crew.
Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal described Musk as “a person with tremendous influence on life on Earth, as well as off Earth.”
According to the magazine, the honor is given to someone “who influenced the news or our lives the most, for better or for worse.” Person of the Year is an indicator of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life outside the Earth as well. “