Based on many interviews with Elon Musk conducted over multiple years - as well as interviews with family members, friends, adversaries, and colleagues. Walter Isaacson (acclaimed biographer of Steve Jobs) tells the story of the extraordinary life and divisive personality of the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, and now Twitter. Musk cooperated with this book and put nothing off limits. This is the definitive biography of one of the most emblematic and controversial figures of our age.
Walter Isaacson is the bestselling author of biographies of Jennifer Doudna, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. He is a professor of history at Tulane and was CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2023.