Geeks We Envy No. 1: Elon Musk



Photo: Jill Greenberg

Sorry, Larry Ellison. You’re absurdly rich, but yachts and MIGs are so 20th-century. You know what’s 21st-century? Going to Mars. When you run SpaceX and Tesla Motors, you don’t need a boat to be a player. The wacky South African genius is our Most Enviable Geek because he has the world’s coolest day jobs.

Why He’s a Geek: PayPal Co-Founder, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors. CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX. Admitted to playing Dungeons and Dragons.

Why we envy him: Musk gets up in the morning and drives a battery-powered sports car to go make spaceships.


Now THAT is worthy of envy.

Top 10 Geeks We Envy

View previous geeks:
No. 2: Larry Ellison
No. 3: James Cameron
No. 4: Kevin Mitnick
No. 5: Jeff Skoll
No. 6: Larry Page
No. 7: Mark Pincus
No. 8: Sean Parker
No. 9: Eduardo Saverin
No. 10: Kim Schmitz aka Kim Dotcom