#Roommates, after weeks of anticipation, ‘TIME’ magazine finally announced its 2021 ‘Person Of The Year’—and it’s none other than technology innovator and the current wealthiest man in the world, Elon Musk. Following heavy predictions on social media regarding who would be chosen as ‘TIME’s’ official ‘Person Of The Year,’ once the choice was revealed, many were definitely not surprised that Elon Musk found himself at the very top of the list.
Pointing to his host of game-changing accomplishments in 2021, @TIME reports of just how influential Elon Musk is not only in America, but all over the world. “His startup rocket company, SpaceX [is leading the way to America’s future in space,] His car company, Tesla, controls two-thirds of the multibillion-dollar electric-vehicle market [it created and is now worth] $1 trillion. [Which has allowed Elon Musk to now be the richest private citizen in history, with a fortune totaling $300 billion,” the magazine states.
Additionally, Musk has his hands in a host of other projects and ambitions, including “robots and solar, cryptocurrency and climate, brain-computer implants and underground tunnels to move people and freight at super speeds…[oh, and he also] dominates Wall Street.” There is also the fact that within the last few weeks, he has been giving away large chunks of his staggering wealth for the greater good.
Summarizing why he was the ultimate pick for its ‘Person Of The Year,’ ‘TIME’ wrote the following:
“In deciding each December who should be Person of the Year, we look back but also aim to look forward. We don’t yet know how fully Tesla, SpaceX and the ventures Musk has yet to think up will change our lives. At 50, he has plenty of time to write the future, his own and ours. Like it or not, we are now in Musk’s world.
For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society’s most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is ‘TIME’s’ 2021 Person Of The Year.”
As we previously reported, Simone Biles was also named by the magazine as its ‘Athlete Of The Year.’
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