The world’s richest man, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, was named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021 on Monday, December 13.
50-year-old Musk 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.