Currently: CEO and chief designer, SpaceX; CEO and product architect, Tesla Motors
Apple industrial design chief Jony Ive may be the best-known designer in the world, but Musk brings a more diverse background. He's a CEO with design skills and an entrepreneurial mindset that any corporation would covet. The PayPal co-founder, only 41 years old, went on to create SpaceX, which aims, with NASA's blessing, to revolutionize space travel, and Tesla Motors, which offers its own electric-car models (like the gorgeous Roadster) but also sells technology to other auto giants. As a designer, he appreciates the importance of good user experiences and interfaces; as an executive, he's driven, passionate, and well-connected. Musk is a true innovator.
We invited readers to draft their own roster, and asked management experts and sitting CEOs to weigh in too. Here are the results of our first online fantasy game.
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