Car maker, spaceman and the richest man in the world: Elon Musk is the personality of 2021 for the US magazine “Time”. He creates solutions for an existential crisis.

He is the personality of the year 2021 for US magazine – Elon Musk.

 & laquo; Time & raquo; magazine names Elon Musk Person of the Year 2021

The 50-year-old is the founder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla and the space company SpaceX and is currently considered the richest person in the world.

 & laquo; Time & raquo; magazine names Elon Musk Person of the Year 2021

According to his own statements, Musk wants to serve as a role model for the entire auto industry with Tesla.


  • Every year “Time Magazine” pays tribute to personalities from world affairs.

  • Elon Musk was chosen in 2021.

  • He has an enormous influence on life on earth – and in the future also in space.

The dazzling electric car and space pioneer Elon Musk has been named Personality of the Year 2021 by the US magazine “Time”. “Few people have more influence on life on earth and potentially outside of the earth than Elon Musk,” said “Time” editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal on Monday.

The magazine honors the 50-year-old founder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla and the space company SpaceX for «creating solutions to an existential crisis, embodying the possibilities and dangers of the age of technology titans and driving forward the most daring and sweeping transformations of society».

Pioneer of the auto industry

The South African-born Musk replaced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the richest person in the world thanks to the massive price gains in Tesla shares. Forbes magazine currently estimates his fortune at $ 265 billion – around 234 billion euros. Tesla's market value exceeded $ 1 trillion in October.

“Our intention with Tesla has always been to serve as a role model for the auto industry and to hope that they also build electric cars so that we can accelerate the transition to sustainable energy,” Musk told Time.

The space company SpaceX flies astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and works with the US space agency Nasa on other projects. The entrepreneur also speaks of wanting to colonize Mars.

Musk is celebrated by many as a genius and visionary. However, with provocative tweets, among other things, he repeatedly creates negative headlines.

Since 1927, “Time” magazine has chosen the “Personality of the Year”. The title goes to people who made the biggest impact on the news during the year. Last year the title went to today's US President Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris.

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