Elon Musk, Tesla & SpaceX CEO, Named Time’s 2021 ‘Person of the Year’

by Michael Freeman

To say Elon Musk has a lot going for him is the understatement of the century. He’s the richest man in the world, as well as CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, to name a few. Now, as of this morning, he can add being Time’s 2021 “Person of the Year” to his list of achievements.

Time published their annual awards this morning, with Musk edging out the competition for the coveted “Person of the Year” spot. The esteemed outlet says the man holds many titles, including “clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman, and cad. A madcap hybrid of Thomas Edison, P.T. Barnum, Andrew Carnegie and Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan.” Time also sat down with Musk to have a lengthy chat about some of the important issues we face today.

It’s not difficult to see why Time named Musk “Person of the Year.” His power, reach, and influence is undeniable and in the interview, he’s outright asked if one person should have that power. Interestingly, he isn’t daunted by competition, saying if competing companies are doing good things, he’s all for them succeeding.

Though the award is prestigious, Time didn’t pull any punches with certain complaints and criticisms, such as taxes and his…amusing Twitter usage. In the interview, Molly Ball, Time’s political correspondent, outright called it “juvenile, to say the least.”

“Yeah, I don’t really think about brand optimization to be frank, as lobbyists for my tweets, which are often self-inflicted wounds, or humor that I find funny. But not necessarily that other many other people find funny, right?” Musk mused.

Nonetheless, Musk said he believes in progress and will continue to do what he can for the economy and humanity. Whether it’s on Mars, in a Tesla, or on Twitter, he’s certainly making a difference.

Elon Musk Said Declining Birthrates are ‘Biggest Risks to Civilization’

On the subjects of Elon Musk and progress, he recently attended a meeting and discussed his thoughts on the matter. In his eyes, one vital issue people often neglect is declining birthrates, which he says are our “biggest risks to civilization.

Musk spoke at the Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council this month along with many other industry leaders. Naturally, the leaders discussed crucial topics involving our country, the economy, and life in general. When it was Musk’s turn to speak, he mentioned a threat to civilization most of us probably never consider: low birthrates.

“I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birthrate and the rapidly declining birthrate,” Musk stated. “And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that there are too many people in the world and think that the population is growing out of control. It’s completely the opposite. Please look at the numbers — if people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words.”

Being a father of seven, at least Musk is actively contributing to the cause.