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Elon Musk Named 2021 “Person of the Year” by Time Magazine

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, was named “Person of the Year” 2021 by Time magazine, a year in which his electric vehicle company became the world’s most valuable carmaker and his rocket company reached the brink. out of space with a fully civilian crew.

Musk is also the founder and CEO of SpaceX and runs brain chip company Neuralink and infrastructure company The Boring Company. Tesla’s market value soared to more than $ 1 trillion this year, making it more valuable than Ford Motor and General Motors combined.

Tesla produces hundreds of thousands of cars a year and has managed to avoid supply chain problems better than many of its rivals, while pushing many young consumers to switch to electric cars and traditional vehicle manufacturers to focus. in the electric ones.

“For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and dangers of the era of tech titans, for driving the boldest and most disruptive transformations in society, Elon Musk is TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year.” said the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Edward Felsenthal.

“Even Elon Musk’s space adventures are a direct line to the first Person of the Year, Charles Lindbergh, whom the editors selected in 1927 to commemorate his historic first solo transatlantic flight over the Atlantic.”

From his tenure as host of the Saturday Night Live show to tweeting about cryptocurrencies and memes that have sparked massive movements in its value, Musk has dominated the headlines and amassed more than 66 million followers on Twitter.

According to the magazine, the “Person of the Year” means someone “who most affected the news or our lives, for better or for worse.”

Time magazine named teen pop singer Olivia Rodrigo “Artist of the Year,” American gymnast Simone Biles “Athlete of the Year” and scientists who have worked on vaccines as “Heroes of the Year.”


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