Elon Musk ist der neue reichste Mensch der Welt

Aufgrund des steigenden Aktienwertes von Tesla ist Elon Musk nunmehr der reichste Mensch der Welt:

lon Musk has become the world’s richest person, as his net worth crossed $185bn (£136bn).

The Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur was pushed into the top slot after Tesla’s share price increased on Thursday.

He takes the top spot from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who had held it since 2017.

Mr Musk’s electric car company Tesla has surged in value this year, and hit a market value of $700bn (£516bn) for the first time on Wednesday.

That makes the car company worth more than Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, GM and Ford combined.

Er kommentiert es auf Twitter:

Elon Musk reichster Mensch der Welt

Elon Musk ist als Mensch durchaus kontrovers, ich finde ihn abgesehen von der Geschichte über die Namensgebung seines Kindes eigentlich ganz unterhaltsam.

Er macht auch deutlich, dass Reichtum heute im wesentlichen über Gesellschaftsbeteiligungen entsteht und nicht zugleich Geld auf der Bank entspricht. Das Tesla in der Hinsicht vielleicht auch stark überbewertet sein mag ist eine andere Sache aber man kann ihm gleichzeitig nicht absprechen, dass er erheblichen Wind in die Autoindustrie gebracht hat.

Zu seinem Werdegang aus der Wikipedia:

Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈlɒn/ EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is a business magnateindustrial designer and engineer.[2] He is the founder, CEOCTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor,[b] CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018.[5][6] Also that year, he was ranked 25th on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People,[7] and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019.[8] As of January 7, 2021, Musk’s net worth was estimated to be US$185 billion, making him the richest person in the world, surpassing Jeff Bezos.[1][9]

Musk was born to a Canadian mother and South African father and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He briefly attended the University of Pretoria before moving to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen’s University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and physics. He moved to California in 1995 to begin a Ph.D. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University, but dropped out after two days to pursue a business career. He co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $307 million in 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online bank. It merged with Confinity in 2000, which had launched PayPal the previous year and was subsequently bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002.

In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He joined Tesla Motors, Inc. (now Tesla, Inc.), an electric vehicle manufacturer, in 2004, the year after it was founded, becoming its product architect that year and its CEO in 2008. In 2006, he helped create SolarCity, a solar energy services company (now a subsidiary of Tesla). In 2015, he co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence. In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain–computer interfaces. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel construction company focused on tunnels optimized for electric vehicles. In addition to his primary business pursuits, he envisioned an open-source high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop based on the concept of a vactrain.

Musk has also been the subject of criticism due to unorthodox or unscientific stances and highly publicized controversies. Following the rejection of a prototype submarine from Tesla that Musk had offered to be used in the 2018 Tham Luang cave rescue, he called a diver who advised in the rescue and disparaged the prototype a „pedo guy“ and in response the diver sued for defamation; a California jury ruled in favor of Musk. Also in 2018, he falsely tweeted that he had secured funding for a private takeover of Tesla at $420 a share. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued him for the comment; he temporarily stepped down from chairman and settled with the SEC; the settlement included limitations on his Twitter usage. Musk has also received substantial criticism for his views on artificial intelligence, public transportation, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Er scheint mir jetzt nicht aus einem besonders wohlhabenden Haus gekommen zu sein, früh eigene Projekte angefangen zu haben, die man durchaus auch als Risikoreich sehen kann, aber dadurch, dass er neue Wege gegangen ist, etwas unorthodoxes geschaffen hat, was für Verbraucher interessant war und deren Leben vereinfacht hat oder was sie als Zukuntsträchtig angesehen haben, reich geworden zu sein. 

Er scheint immer neue Sachen anzugehen und sie einfach mal zu machen. Es entstehen dabei neue Produkte, zu denen man stehen kann, wie sie will, aber genug Leute scheinen sie interessant zu finden. Man kann darüber streiten, ob seine Vision, dass wir auf den Mars müssen, etwas skurriles ist oder tatsächlich nutzen bringen wird, aber er verfolgt sie jedenfalls recht zielstrebig. 

Hatte er nur Erfolg, weil er weiß und ein Mann ist? Ich würde sagen Nein, genug Männer sind auf dem gleichen Weg gescheitert.