On Monday, December 13, the world’s richest man and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021.
Elon Musk, 50, made history a few months ago when his space business, SpaceX, performed the first all-civilian crew flight into space.
He also surpassed Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person.
‘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.