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Time magazine names Elon Musk personality of the year


Richest man on the planet, with a fortune estimated by the magazine Forbes At US $ 265.4 billion (C $ 340 billion), Mr. Musk, 50, succeeds US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Known for his whimsical personality, customary to soaring on Twitter, where he has more than 66 million subscribers, the entrepreneur of South African origin, naturalized Canadian, then American, is not a consensual character.

Mr. Musk has spent his life defying jealous people; today he seems to be in a position to put them back in their place, write the journalists of the Time in their portrait of the billionaire entrepreneur.

2021, a successful year

2021 has been a successful year for Mr. Musk and his businesses. SpaceX won an exclusive contract with NASA in April to send the first astronauts to the moon since 1972.

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In September, the company sent four people into space for the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board.

Mr. Musk speaks enthusiastically about his plans to colonize Mars over the next several years.

Tesla, whose market value topped $ 1 trillion (C $ 1281 billion) on Wall Street in October, continues to dominate the global electric vehicle market.

Our goal with Tesla has always been to set an example for the automotive industry by hoping that other manufacturers will also manufacture electric vehicles in order to accelerate the transition to sustainable technologies., Musk said in an interview with Time.

Tweets that move the markets

The leader launched a poll on Twitter a few weeks ago asking people who have subscribed to his account whether or not he should sell 10% of his shares in the company. The majority of participants answered yes. Mr. Musk has since sold more than 11 million Tesla shares.

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On the entertainment side, in May he hosted the famous entertainment show Saturday Night Live on NBC.

On Twitter, Mr. Musk frequently touts certain cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin, his micromessages often causing large price fluctuations.

The magazine Time awarded the title of Personality of the Year since 1927. The last great American boss to have obtained it is the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, awarded in 2010.

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