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Will Elon Musk (eventually) lose his appeal?

Elon Musk is the CEO and Lead Designer of SpaceX, the CEO of Tesla, Inc. and the CEO of Neuralink, yet increasingly it seems best to think of him as a celebrity. Elon Musk has (as of the writing of this question) 22.3 million followers on Twitter and single tweets have been known to shift Tesla's market cap by hundreds of millions of dollars. A large part of Musk's success has been his ability to raise billions of dollars for his various ventures, which (perhaps) was only made possible by his publicity.

But how long will Musk's fame last? Should he succeed in his highly ambitious goals and establish a human colony on Mars or make Tesla the world's largest auto company it seems inevitable that his popularity will continue to grow. Should he fail, however, it seems equally inevitable that people will at some point lose interest in him and his grandiose promises.

We can track Musk's fame via Google Trends. This does not tell us what people's opinion of him is, but it does give us a pretty good idea about how much people are talking about Musk online.

It is asked:Will the total interest in Elon Musk on Google Trends in 2025 be less than a quarter of his total interest in 2020?

Total interest shall be defined as the sum of the individual monthly interest values over a year. Note that the linked-to Google Trends chart is for the search term 'Elon Musk' and not for interest in Elon Musk as the CEO of SpaceX or some other specific category.


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