Elon Reeve Musk, born June 28, 1971, is a serial entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. With an estimated net worth of around US$270 billion as of April 2022, Musk is the wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and the Forbes real-time billionaires list.
In 2022, Musk made an unsolicited $43 billion offer to take social media site Twitter private, citing concerns around free speech on the platform, which he argues is essential to a functioning democracy.
Musk characterises his political views as "somewhat libertarian," says he is "not a conservative... registered independent & politically moderate," and does not clearly align with either the Democratic or Republican party platforms.
Will Elon Musk hold major political office in the United States before February 2033?
This question resolves positively if prior to February 1 2033, Elon Musk legally holds any of the following public offices for any period of time:
- President of the United States
- Vice President of the United States
- Speaker of the House of Representatives
- United States Senator
- United States Representative
- Governor of any U.S. state or territory