The richest man in the world was highlighted as "clown, genius, lord of the industry, visionary, industrialist, showman, scoundrel."
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, was named this Monday as the "Person of the Year "2021 by Time magazine.
Musk is also the founder and CEO of the rocket company SpaceX and runs the brain chip company Neuralink and the infrastructure company The Boring Company.
This is the man who wants to save our planet and get us a new one to settle in: clown, talented, industry owner, visionary, industrialist, showman, bully, "the magazine wrote Highlight the article.
Edward Felsenthal, Time Editor-in-Chief, explained that the award was given to Musk for creating a solution to an existential crisis, embodying the possibilities and dangers of the Tech Titans era, and driving the most daring and disruptive changes. ۔ Of society.
Even Elon Musk's space adventure is a straight line from the first man of the year, Charles Lindbergh, chosen by the editors in 1927 to commemorate his historic first solo transatlantic flight across the Atlantic. he added.
In his review of 2021, the year Musk surpassed Jeff Bezos and became the richest man on earth; Time noted: "Musk has spent his life defying those who hate him; now, it seems that he is finally in a position to put them in place. Because 2021 has been the year of Elon Unbound. In April, SpaceX secured the exclusive contract from NASA to take American astronauts to the moon for the first Time since 1972. In May, Musk hosted Saturday Night Live. In October, the car rental giant Hertz announced that it would add 100,000 Teslas to its fleet. "
The magazine also has three other distinctions.
For "Heroes of the Year, "the magazine honored Kizzmekia Corbett, Barney Graham, Katalin Kariko, and Drew Weissman, scientists who worked on the development of vaccines against COVID which until now maintain a high efficacy against the disease and have not been recorded large-scale adverse effects.
For her part, the gymnast Simone Biles was highlighted as the "Athlete of the Year, "with a rugged performance at the Tokyo Olympics. She withdrew from various competitions for mental health but still got silver and bronze medals, raising to seven his balance. On top of that, he succeeded in conveying a message: "My physical and mental health counts more than all the medals I will ever be able to win."
"If you look at everything I've been through over the last seven years, I should never have made another Olympic team. In an interview with New York Magazine published in September, I should have left long before Tokyo," said Biles, 24.
In return, Olivia Rodrigo was named "Artist of the Year". This year, the former Disney Channel actress who hit the pop scene with her song "Driver's License" has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards. At the age of 18, Rodrigo is one of the favorites with his debut album "Sour".
Biden and Kamala Harris were named "Person of the Year" after winning the US presidential election in 2020, and the award went to Greta Thumberg in 2019. The award has been awarded since 1927.