Mention Elon Musk, and you probably have no trouble at all recalling what he’s best known for, but is it Tesla Motors or SolarCity?
The fact is, both of the above would be correct answers, and don’t forget Zip2, PayPal and SpaceX, more companies founded by or heavily influenced by the now-iconic Elon Musk. Finding him on a Time Magazine Top 100 Most Influential People list actually isn’t very surprising. In a world where new companies are on shaky ground to begin with, companies under Elon Musk’s leadership are a beacon of success.
Elon Musk’s vision isn’t very narrow, and we can find his hands and influence in various areas ranging from education and pediatric care [via the Musk Foundation] to solar power and electric vehicles [via SolarCity and Tesla Motors]. He’s also venturing into space, via SpaceX, disigning and building the next generation of rockets and space vehicles, which could ultimately lead to humans on other planets.
Of course, that’s for the future. Elon Musk’s influence is strong and varied, there is no doubt that he is one of the world’s most influential people.