Time’s 2021 ‘Person of the Year’ confirmed as Elon Musk
CEO of Tesla Elon Musk has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2021.
Over the past 12 months, Tesla became the most valuable car manufacturer in the world, while its rocket company SpaceX made breakthroughs in its own right.
Additionally, Musk heads up brain-chip startup Neuralink and infrastructure firm The Boring Company.
"For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society's most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is TIME's 2021 Person of the Year," the magazine's editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal, said.
"Even Elon Musk's spacefaring adventures are a direct line from the very first Person of the Year, Charles Lindbergh, whom the editors selected in 1927 to commemorate his historic first solo transatlantic airplane flight over the Atlantic."
"The goal overall has been to make life multi-planetary and enable humanity to become a spacefaring civilization,” @elonmusk tells TIME.— TIME (@TIME) December 13, 2021
Elon Musk is TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/9ZB8LKFM82 pic.twitter.com/jpjpcGd1s2
Musk’s celebrity status sky-rocketed too, thanks in part to his engaging manner on social media.
The entrepreneur hosted Saturday Night Live earlier in the year and constantly delivered controversial tweets on a range of topics including cryptocurrencies.
As of today, he now has over 66m followers on Twitter.
thinking of quitting my jobs & becoming an influencer full-time wdyt— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 10, 2021