Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla CEO, was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021 on Monday, December 13.
Musk, 50, made history this year after his space company, SpaceX completed the first all-civilian crew mission into space.
He also overtook Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man.
‘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.’
Musk had a net worth of $265.4billion as of Monday. He edged out fellow billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, whose aerospace company Blue Origin lost a lawsuit against Nasa over a $2.9billion lunar lander contract awarded to SpaceX.