Elon Musk.

Elon Musk.

Unsurprisingly, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, is Vanity Fair's #1 Disrupter.

The magazine divided the list into "powers that be" and "disrupters"

Last year, Elon Musk came in 5th place on that list. This year he is #1. Some of this year's notables in the Top 50 included:

  • Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, # 5.
  • Uber co-founder, Travis Kalanick, # 9.
  • GoPro founder, Nick Woodman, #26.
Vanity Fair reckoned Musk as “Silicon Valley’s patron saint and perennial coolest kid in class.” As well tagging Tesla vehicles with an “environmental status symbol.

Vanity Fair commented on Musk's "grand gesture" of opening up Tesla's patents to automakers producing electric vehicles, as well as the sucesses of SpaceX and SolarCity.

Source: Automotive News

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