Elon Musk Named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021 on Monday, December 13.

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FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021. Patrick Pleul/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Elon Musk, 50, made history a few months ago when his SpaceX company completed the first all-civilian crew space flight.

He also surpassed Jeff Bezos as the richest person on the planet.

‘The richest man in the world does not own a house and has recently been selling off his fortune. He tosses satellites into orbit and harnesses the sun; he drives a car he created that uses no gas and barely needs a driver,’ Time wrote.

‘With a flick of his finger, the stock market soars or swoons. An army of devotees hangs on his every utterance. He dreams of Mars as he bestrides Earth, square-jawed and indomitable. Lately, Elon Musk also likes to live-tweet his poops.’

As of Monday, Musk’s net worth was $265.4 billion. He beat out fellow Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose Blue Origin aerospace company lost a lawsuit against Nasa over a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract awarded to SpaceX.

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