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Great honor for Elon Musk: The Tesla founder was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. The editorial team writes that he is the man “who wants to save our planet and give us a new planet: clown, genius, cross-border traveler, visionary, industrialist and showman.”
Elon Musk on the cover of Time magazine.Photo: pd
Musk got everything he had life He spent defying his opponents. Now it finally looks like he can put it in her place. 2021 was the year of Elon Musk.
For Musk, his vast wealth is just a side effect of his ability not only to see things, but also to do them. “The things others cannot see – in the areas where existential things are at stake.”
TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal Justifies the choice of muskTo develop solutions to an existential crisis, to embody the possibilities and risks of an age of tech giants, to lead the most daring and disruptive changes in society, Elon Musk is ‘Person of the Year’.
‘Person of the Year’: all title holders since 1927
In October, the electric car maker’s share was Tesla He reached a record $1,000. This made the company worth more than $1 trillion. The reason for the increase in value was a deal with Hertz to rent cars for more than 100,000 cars.
Musk is also the founder and president of the space company SpaceX. He also runs infrastructure company The Boring Company and Neuralink, which is developing a computer chip that enables communication between the human brain and a computer.
Tradition since 1927
With this title, Time’s editorial team honors the world affairs figures who have made the most impact in the past year since 1927. In 2015 – the year of the refugee crisis – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for example, was named Person of the Year.
A year later it was Donald Trump He was awarded this honor after winning the US presidential election. In 2018, among others, the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was named Person of the Year along with other journalists. In the past it has also included Queen Elizabeth II, Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela Adolf Hitler Joseph Stalin is among the honorees. (sda/dpa)
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