Elon Musk on the cover of a December, 2021 issue of Time magazine. The magazine named Musk its "Person of the Year" for 2021. The magazine described Musk as "Visionary. Showman. Iconoclast. Troll," and said he was "reshaping our world." Elon Musk was born in 1971, so he turned 50 the year he won the Time award.