Many individuals are characterized as larger-than-life, yet only a few of them are deserving of the title. How many of us live to be 100 years old? How many will be included in our spacefaring descendants’ digital textbooks? TIME’s ‘Person Of The Year’ is an annual honor given to individuals or organizations that have had a significant impact in the last year or century.
‘Person of the Year’ is a measure of impact, and few people have had more influence on our life on Earth and possibly are more deserving of it than Elon Musk. Musk became the wealthiest person in 2021 and the wealthiest indicator of a massive revolution in our civilization.
Even among the exceptional, Musk is in a league of his own. He regards his purpose to be resolving the world’s most complex challenges while destabilizing various businesses over two decades. This includes creating combustion-engine automobiles and spaceflight, the core of American inventions.