Time Magazine Picks Elon Musk as Person of the Year
12:43 GMT 13.12.2021 (Updated: 12:59 GMT 13.12.2021)
© AP Photo / Matt RourkeCEO Elon Musk departs from the justice center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
© AP Photo / Matt Rourke
The founder of SpaceX and Tesla takes over the title from US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who received it in 2020.
Time magazine announced on Monday that it has chosen Elon Musk as its Person of the Year for 2021.
"This is the man who aspires to save our planet and get us a new one to inhabit: clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman, cad; a madcap hybrid of Thomas Edison, P.T. Barnum, Andrew Carnegie, and Watchmen's Doctor Manhattan, the brooding, blue-skinned man-god who invents electric cars and moves to Mars", Time's profile for Musk reads.
Aside from Musk, the magazine also chose Heroes of the year (the vaccine scientists), Athlete of the year (iconic US gymnast Simone Biles), and Entertainer of the year (American actress and singer Olivia Rodrigo).
Musk succeeds US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, who triumphed last year as Time's choice for Person of the Year.