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Elon Musk Declared as Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year 2021

US-based news magazine, Time Magazine has declared Elon Musk as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2021 on 13th December.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc and SpaceX is the richest man on planet earth with an estimated net worth of $265.4 billion according to Forbes. He is the mastermind behind the revolutionization of transportation not only on Earth but also in Space.

When Elon Musk was asked in an interview by Time Magazine about the living person he admires the most for which Musk replied, “I admire anyone who is making a positive contribution to humanity.”

Elon Musk is Time Magazine’s Person of the year 2021

Molly Ball, Time Political correspondent said, “It’s really hard to escape Elon Musk’s dominance over so many things in American life right now. He’s got this rocket company that is completely dominating the space launch business.

He’s got a car company that is completely dominating the electric vehicle market. He’s got 65 million Twitter followers and he likes to make weird jokes and set people off.”

His company, Tesla is an American automotive and energy company that is also the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer. Tesla also makes solar panels, solar roof tiles, and batteries to provide green energy.

Tesla along with 27 other companies have formed ZETA (Zero Emission Transport Association) in the year 2020 to move all internal combustion vehicles to electric. Tesla has 70,700 employees and 598 retail stores spread across different parts of the world.

Edward Felsenthal, Time Editor-In-Chief during live show said, “He is reshaping life on Earth and possibly life off Earth as well.”

The title of Time’s Person of the Year is being announced by the editors of the magazine usually in the month of December (calendar year-end) for more than 94 years now since its inception in 1927. The title is representative of the individual’s influence on the news over the previous year and not necessarily an award or an honor is given to the person or persons each year.

Each year, Time magazine shortlists the most influential person, persons, or group of the year to recognize. As a company policy, Time does not take into account if the honoree’s influence is good or bad.

It selects the individual based on the impact he/she has on the world and also they do have a reader’s poll as well wherein fans can vote on who is the most influential person according to them. The final decision is made solely by the editors of the magazine.

Elon Musk has expressed great confidence in the future of Tesla cars in his Person of the Year interview with Time Magazine.

He said, “I hope similar electric car companies have their own success, as well. There is still a lot of work to do with the car’s autopilot feature, which has been called into question by many.”

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


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