The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, has been announced as TIME’s person of the year for 2021.
Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote.
“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. 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.”
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) is TIME's 2021 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/8Y5BhIldNs pic.twitter.com/B6h6rndjIh
— TIME (@TIME) December 13, 2021
Musk is yet to respond to the award, but it’ll probably involve memes when he does.