TIME has published a list of the 100 most influential people of 2021. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk entered it as an innovator.
TIME has once again released a list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2021, paying tribute to a hundred influential people for their positive impact on the world. “For the second year in a row, TIME journalists assembled this project working apart, across time zones, and continents,” explains Edward Felsenthal, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of TIME. “We see the TIME100 as far more than a list. It is a community of leaders whose energy and commitment we hope inspires others to spring into action as well.”
The list brings together the names of distinguished leaders from around the world who are working to build a better future, from artists striving to make Hollywood more inclusive to activists fighting for sustainability and human rights. “We all have an opportunity to help create a better world. And we can choose to be among those who pick up the phone and—in the words of José Andrés—run toward the struggle," said Felsenthal.
Among the 100 most influential people in 2021, TIME named Elon Musk, "a man who has devoted his life to breaking free of limits and constraints." As he evolves, he takes humanity along with him. TIME points out that calling Musk an entrepreneur is not entirely fair, since co-founding and selling PayPal, the list of bold projects launched by him includes Tesla, SpaceX, which this year won NASA's $2.9 billion contract to land astronauts to the moon, and the Boring Company, which is known for digging tunnels for electric vehicles. In Tesmanian's opinion, the best description for Musk would be an engineer and a business magnet.
TIME emphasizes that "Musk isn't just changing how we transport ourselves, he's augmenting human possibilities. And by doing it all with his relentlessly optimistic, space-half-full showmanship, he's offering a model for how we can solve the big, existential challenges in front of us."
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