Why is it important: American writer Walter Isaacson was commissioned to write a biography of Elon Musk. The Tesla and SpaceX boss shared this revelation in a recent Twitter post, but generally did not reveal details of when it might be ready for publication.
Isaacson is perhaps best known in tech circles for the authoritative, self-titled biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The 656-page book was at the very end of Jobs’s life; In fact, it was published almost a month ahead of schedule due to Jobs’ death on October 5, 2011.
In an interview with Yahoo Finance earlier this year, Isaacson said that Musk “in some way [is] The Steve Jobs of Our Time. ” Isaacson added that both numbers demonstrate immense ambition, relentless drive and willingness to take risks.
If you are curious about Tesla, SpaceX and my life in general, @WalterIsaacson writes biography
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2021
“He’s crazy enough to think that he can change the world and therefore he can be one of those who really change the world,” – said Isaacson.
Still, it’s too early to compare Musk to Jobs, at least in terms of legacy. Musk turned 50 in June and appears to be in good health and shows no signs of slowing down or losing interest in his various endeavors. If he fulfills his plans to colonize Mars, it will definitely be a proud mark on his belt for Musk.