Elon Musk named Time Magazine’s person of the year

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is the Time person of the year for 2021, the magazine announced on Monday (Dec. 13).

“Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth, too,” Time editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal said in a statement. “In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world’s richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society.”