Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tops Poll Of Most Admired Tech Company Leader


Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

First Round Capital initiated a recent survey of 700 technology company founders. The point of the survey was to hear from those “in the know”, about who they believe is currently the industry’s top entrepreneur. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was the top choice, by a landslide. First Round explained:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk with the Tesla Model X

Tesla CEO Elon Musk with the Tesla Model X

“We launched State of Startups to capture what it means to be an entrepreneur. We asked the leaders of venture-backed companies about everything from the fundraising environment to their working relationships with their co-founders to their office’s price per square foot.

Once again, we asked founders to write in which current tech leader they admire the most and we tallied 125 names. The Tesla and SpaceX leader held firm at the top spot (23%).”

Next in line was Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, at 10%, and Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook fame, at 6%. Steve Jobs was in the four spot with 5%.

The survey offered no place for the participants to explain their choices. It would be interesting to know what these “top industry moguls” considered to be the most important traits, and why they chose Musk. However, it’s not really a surprise, with the amount of attention that Tesla and Musk are receiving as of late. It would be a fallacy to say that he isn’t innovative, a risk taker, or fully-invested and highly driven.

Tesla was finally able to report a profitable quarter, and it seems every few weeks the company has another major, ground-breaking announcement. In the grand scheme of things, Tesla is still in its early days. In the next few years, when we see the completion of the Gigafactory, solid plans in Europe for Gigafactory 2, the delivery of 400,000+ Model 3’s, and production numbers hit a half million or more a year, Elon Musk and Tesla’s impact will be epic and world-changing.

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26 Comments on "Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tops Poll Of Most Admired Tech Company Leader"

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The poll was rigged. 😉

Yes! Rigged…. L M A 0….

Envy hurts

When you sit at your computer with a pole up your backside, I’m sure everything looks rigged.

Oh, and *smilely*, so I don’t have to be accountable for anything I say.

Isn’t that how that works, right?

it was sarcasm.

Rick, it wasn’t sarcasm. It was passive-aggressive. Sven is an epic Musk hater. He’s just trying to mask it as “humor”.

I don’t want put anything up my backside, but apparently you like having a pole in your backside, and the bigger the better. But why so grouchy Nix? Did you forget to buy lube again? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I didn’t even know you were a hiker…

So sick of you and your childish little passive aggressive BS where you pretend you are just making a joke no matter what anit-Tesla BS you say. Sorry, I nave no desire to play into your BS game where you make passive aggressive attacks, and then hide behind the claim that you can say anything just because you put a smiley on it.

You and your endless anti-Tesla trolling buddies have a sickness:



You’re a childish troll. Care to continue? Go right ahead.

You’re projecting again.

Actually, the funny thing is that you just proved it was you that is projecting.

I made a colloquial reference to a commonly use phrase that has no sexual overtones,


And then you projected sexual overtones onto my non-sexual comment. Very funny.


Like I said, do you really want to keep going? You are just making a fool of yourself and prove my point with each post. Just like your venom proves you weren’t really joking, you are making passive aggressive posts in the form of humor in order white-wash your venom.

Oh, and of course *smiley face*, so following your lead, I can’t be held responsible for anything I post, because it’s just humor.

Bring it on.

Hardly Surprising.

We want a Re-Count! l o l..

No recount needed, I even wonder why a pool was needed. Elon is clearly above the pack because he wonderfully combines intelligence, insight and great objectives. That is a unique combination that brings admirable achievements.

The survey was not just about the top spot.


No doubt he is a great leader to be admired for many.

Hey Elon,
I’m coming for you I want to see what you got me for Christmas.


Mark Zuckerberg #3? I would expect him on a list for the decline of western civilization, not admired tech company leaders.

St. Elon for the win again? These other industry moguls are starting to feel just like speed bumps.

Yeah, right? Yucky-Zuky and his Fake News Propagator ™. Like, wtf?

Those who are green with envy over Elon’s brilliance and his many successes certainly are easy to spot, aren’t they? 😀

Ah, the pleasure of guilt-free schadenfreude.

As an Elon cult member, I agree with the results.

If the human species survive another 75 years we will have a space colony on Mars, space travel will be common, we will be breathing cleaner air, and Elon Musk will have had something to do with those things.

Hey Boyfriend:
Are we doing Christmas?

Love Sonya