Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by The Boring Company; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images; Joshua Lott/Getty Images; Bruce Weaver/AFP/Getty Images.
FOX Business' Stuart Varney says his initial opinion of Tesla CEO Elon Musk was wrong. He says that Musk isn’t just a ‘showman,’ he’s a ‘game changer’.
“I dismissed him as a showman, always eager to grab publicity with outrageous tweets and wild claims," he said. "And look at him now. He's getting a $775 million performance bonus. The stock price stayed way up there despite what so many people said, including myself, and he gets the money.”
Varney noted that Musk also has many other impressive accomplishments. And above all, that he runs an incredibly impressive company that produces the best electric cars in different parts of the world - Tesla.
“He founded and still runs the most exciting car company in the world, Tesla,” Varney said. “He makes electric cars in Asia, Europe and America and most people I know who have them say those cars are the best electrics on the market.”
In addition, Musk successfully manages other companies. For example, The Boring Company, which is a "budding transportation enterprise". In mid-May, the company completed the digging of the second tunnel in Las Vegas, marking the end of the first phase of the project. Varney recalls that Musk and Jay Leno drove in Cybertruck through one of the company’s tunnels located directly beneath Los Angeles.
“[Musk] and Jay Leno drove through it in a prototype Tesla Сybertruck,” he says.
Source: Jay Leno’s Garage
Varney did not forget to mention another impressive Musk's company, which writes the history of mankind. He says the launch of SpaceX will be another “triumph” for Musk.
“Weather permitting, a SpaceX rocket lifts off with two American astronauts aboard,” Varney said. “It’s a first for commercial space flight. And Elon Musk did it.”
Varney said that there are many similarities between Musk and Steve Jobs, since all of Musk's projects, like Jobs's iPhone, change the perception of humanity of certain things.
“Musk is famously difficult to work with and for. And so was Jobs,” Varney said. “But more importantly, Musk may have the same impact on the world: the iPhone changed so many things. Arguably, so will Tesla cars, tunnel transit at hyperspeed and SpaceX.”
Source: Elon Musk/Twitter
The reality is that long-standing critics of Musk and his companies are now changing their minds. It took several years for them to finally see the true essence of Elon Musk and the fact that he really creates something that qualitatively changes the lives of all people.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.