CHRONICLE – In fifteen years, Musk has achieved what no entrepreneur had even imagined: building a revolutionary and profitable automotive industry.
“The puny pecore swelled up so well that it burst”… For a long time, one would have thought that Elon Musk would only be the Frog of the famous fable by La Fontaine. But hasn’t he become as big and solid as the Ox? As the months go by, the most skeptical lose their arguments when it comes to tempering the enthusiasm (particularly on the stock market) of all those who swear by the prowess of the entrepreneur. On the road, Teslas are selling like hotcakes. In space, SpaceX has swept the launcher market ahead of any of its competitors, in America, Europe and elsewhere. In fifteen years, Musk has achieved what no entrepreneur had even imagined: building a revolutionary and profitable automotive industrialist. It is done. Create a space giant: it is also done.
And after? The richest man on the planet has floated two promises that sound equally crazy. The first has been the subject of much ink for a few years: colonizing Mars before the end of the…