A recent survey of global industry professionals has unveiled Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer and Billionaire, Elon Musk as the most inspirational leader in the tech industry at the moment.
The survey was carried out in form of a poll on a recruitment site where more than 3,600 workers across the U.S, U.K, Canada and France gave their input.
Musk, who is known for his contributions to the auto sector, was ranked as an inspirational leader despite his erratic behaviour, ranging from his public smoking of weed to other acts of his that went viral in the past.
One of Musk’s actions that scared investors was the case that happened earlier this year. Nairametrics reported that Musk settled a legal dispute with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his use of Twitter to discuss Tesla’s finances.
Musk’s company, SpaceX was also ranked as the second-most popular employer among private companies worldwide, while Tesla was named the 10th most attractive employer among public firms.
Other tech leaders who made the list include:
- Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon;
- Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft;
- Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook;
- Jack Ma, co-founder and former chairman of Alibaba;
- Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook;
- Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix;
- Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube;
- Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo; and
- Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe.
What you should know: Elon Reeve Musk is a technology entrepreneur and engineer. He holds South African, Canadian, and U.S. citizenship and is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-founder and CEO of Neuralink; founder of the Boring Company; and co-founder of PayPal.
About Tesla: Tesla Inc. is an American automotive and energy company based in Palo Alto, California. The company specialises in electric car manufacturing and through its SolarCity subsidiary, solar panel manufacturing.