Elon Musk is not just the world’s richest person — which is nothing to sneeze at, incidentally. He’s also probably the most powerful business owner on the planet right no — powerful in the influence he wields within his companies and beyond, from culture to politics. Heck, you might be able to make the case that he is single most powerful business owner ever.
Musk was trending toward the most-powerful title anyway with his stupefying fortune of $273 billion. Yes, most of that is “tied up” in Tesla stock, but it’s still money. And in the world of big-time finance, money talks and fertilizer walks. But now the eccentric/innovative/annoying (take your pick) business owner has added another jewel to his dazzling crown.