Elon Musk; The Greatest Living Inventor

What can’t Elon Musk do?

As CEO of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and cofounder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, pushing all kinds of incredible new technologies. He’s said he won’t be happy until we’ve escaped Earth and colonized Mars.

Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, tops the list, thanks to nominations by senior executives at Google, Oracle, and Yahoo. Here’s an quick excerpt from the feature:

In the spirit of inveterate and wide-ranging tinkerers like Leonardo da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin, Musk has transformed virtually every field he’s taken an interest in, from electronic payments to commercial spaceflight to electric cars…

The range and scale of Musk’s ambitions have attracted skepticism, but over time, he has proved himself to be not only an ideas man but an astute business thinker. “He’s a guy who dreams big dreams,” says [Oracle co-president Mark] Hurd, “and then makes them happen.”

 

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