Elon Musk - Entrepreneur
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos are considered great entrepreneurs of our time. But Elon Musk has to be recognized as an unique compatriot. With SpaceX, Elon has rallied folks to create a privately funded company capable of sending men to space. This is no small feat. Whereas Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon succeeded because people willingly gave money for their products and services, SpaceX has only lost money (overall). Musk’s ability to convince people to commit to his vision must be recognized. According to Wikipiedia, we know of $3.13 billion in funding. Imagine that! Musk convinced people to commit $3 billion to support a vision of uncertain profitibility and pushing the progress of space technology forward. That’s pretty great.