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14 December 2021 - Elon Musk named Time's Person of the Year

Publié par Marion Coste le 14/12/2021

TIME 2021 Person of the Year

Molly Ball, Jeffrey Kluger, Alejandro De La Garza (Time, 13/12/2021)

The richest man in the world does not own a house and has recently been selling off his fortune. He tosses satellites into orbit and harnesses the sun; he drives a car he created that uses no gas and barely needs a driver. With a flick of his finger, the stock market soars or swoons. An army of devotees hangs on his every utterance. He dreams of Mars as he bestrides Earth, square-jawed and indomitable. Lately, Elon Musk also likes to live-tweet his poops.

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Elon Musk is Time's 2021 Person of the Year

Tien Le and Vanessa Romo (NPR, 13/12/2021)

Elon Musk has been named Time's 2021 Person of the Year.

Musk, the richest person on Earth, is the CEO of the aerospace company SpaceX and electronic car company Tesla.

Time gives the title to the person it sees as having the most influence during the past year. It has described the title as going to "the person or persons who most affected the news and our lives, for good or ill, and embodied what was important about the year, for better or for worse."

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Elon Musk is Time's 2021 'Person of the Year.' He doesn't deserve it.

Paris Max (NBC News, 14/12/2021)

After another year of pandemic mitigation measures, vaccine rollouts and health care inequities, Time magazine announced its Person of the Year for 2021. Last year’s selection of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was, arguably, a snub of the health care workers who have spent the last two years protecting the U.S. — and the world — from Covid-19. But instead of remedying that oversight this year, Time decided to make it much, much worse by selecting the richest man in the world for its 2021 honor: Elon Musk.

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Naming Elon Musk person of the year is Time’s ‘worst choice ever’, say critics

Martin Farrer (The Guardian, 14/12/2021)

Time magazine’s decision to make Tesla billionaire Elon Musk its person of the year for 2021 has been criticised because of his attitude to tax, opposition to unions and playing down the dangers of Covid-19.

Musk, who is also the founder and chief executive of space exploration company SpaceX, recently passed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the world’s wealthiest person as the rising price of Tesla shares pushed his net worth to around $300bn.

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