On Monday, named Person of the Year by Time magazine, the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, the richest man on earth, and the fantastic Elon Musk are not inconsistent, admirable and criticized.
He is the richest man on earth and invested his wealth in the conquest of space: Monday, December 13th, by Elon Musk Named Person of the Year by the famous American magazine “Time”But the boss of Tesla and SpaceX is also a split figure.
Among Forbes’ estimates of more than $260 billion in wealth, the billionaire’s wealth now exceeds the GDP of South Africa, where he was born in 1971. Elon Musk will imprint his mark in 2021, and his entrepreneurial success is also his prediction on Twitter.
Affect life on earth and heaven
“Person of the Year is a sign of influence,” Times boss Edward Felsenthal wrote in an editorial. “Few people can have such a big impact on life on earth and potential life beyond the earth like Elon Musk.”
Together with SpaceX, the space exploration company he founded in 2002, he has achieved a series of successes, from signing an exclusive contract with NASA to build the next lunar module of a US agency to the first orbital mission. There is no history of professional astronauts on board.
“The overall goal is to allow life to develop on multiple planets and transform humans into space civilization,” Elon Musk said in an interview with Time magazine.
“The next big goal is to build a self-sufficient city on Mars and bring animals and creatures to the earth. It’s a bit like the Noah’s Ark from the future,” added the South African entrepreneur, who is Canadian. Then came the Americans.
Since 2008, Tesla led by Elon Musk has also ushered in a prosperous year and continues to lead the coveted electric car market.
On Wall Street, the company joined a very small group club worth more than $1 trillion on the stock market in October. In the third quarter, it delivered more than 240,000 vehicles, a record high.
“Our goal for Tesla has always been to set an example for the automotive industry, and hope that other manufacturers can also make electric vehicles to accelerate the transition to sustainable technologies,” Elon Musk said.
Tesla’s good stock market health has also benefited the billionaire’s bank account. He recently promised to sell his 10% of the company’s shares after polling his followers on Twitter.
Elon Musk has sold more than 11 million Tesla shares and is expected to use part of the profits from the sale to pay taxes.
Spades on twitter
As a loyal fan of Twitter with more than 66 million subscribers, Elon Musk expresses himself extensively there, often sharing memes and elementary school jokes, but also expressing his opinions or making various announcements.
“SpaceX is launching a program to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into rocket fuel,” he wrote on Monday, but did not go into more details.
“His personality is as divergent as his vision,” wrote Edward Felsenthal of the era, noting that Elon Musk “seems to be addicted to social media disagreements and aggressive sarcasm.”
The leader will not hesitate to scratch his competitors, especially his competitor Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos), react to the tweets of Amazon and Blue Origin founders, and use the representative silver medal Emoji.
Bernie Sanders, a Vermont senator and former Democratic nominee, suggested taxing the wealthiest people. He recently retorted: “I keep forgetting that you are still alive.”
Elon Musk also praised Dogecoin on Twitter, a cryptocurrency that was originally imitated, and helped drive the course’s soaring.
However, in terms of Bitcoin, he flinched: after announcing that Tesla would accept payment in the most famous cryptocurrency, he broke his promise on the grounds that Bitcoin mining (a technology for creating cryptocurrencies) is environmentally friendly. Make an impact.
Artificial intelligence and neurotechnology are one of the leaders’ other favorite topics on the Twitter network.
Elon Musk also appeared on the small screen in May, hosting NBC’s popular entertainment show “Saturday Night Live”. This time, he revealed that he has Asperger’s syndrome, which is a type of autism.