The online encyclopedia Wikipedia has been around for over 20 years and provides up-to-date information about everything. Traditionally, at the end of the year, the list with the most in-demand information that was searched for appears. The famous CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk has become one of the most popular English-language queries on the platform over the past year.
Of course, the popularity of Elon Musk is not a secret in the Tesla and SpaceX communities, nevertheless, it turns out that information about his bright personality is interesting far beyond their borders. Media.com published the charts with the 25 most viewed English-language articles and Elon Musk was ranked third.
The head of several of the world's most disruptive companies has generated a lot of interest around the world on several occasions. According to the data, English-language articles about him have experienced a spike in popularity twice in the past year, in addition to standard searches during that time.
The first spike came in January 2021, after Musk for some time became the richest man in the world, surpassing Jeff Bezos. At that time, Tesla's share price reached an all-time high, and Musk, who owns about 20% of the company's shares, felt his value increase, although this is only a convention.
A second and even more significant surge came in May 2021 when Musk became the host of the Saturday Night Live sketch comedy show, which aired on NBC and was available live on YouTube in over a hundred countries. This spike mostly happened during the show and the day after it aired. One of the factors that probably could have attracted the public to Musk is that he first admitted that he has Asperger's syndrome. Thus, Musk had 24,101,538 page views in the English version of Wikipedia alone over the past year.
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