Tech billionaire Elon Musk has toppled the likes of Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg as the most admired technology leader of the world, for startup founders. In a newly released survey of hundreds of startup founders, it was found that the SpaceX and Tesla founder is the most admired leader in the world of tech and startups. The survey was done by First round, a New York-based seed stage venture capital firm, which asked almost 700 startup founders. This firm also gives resources and arranges events for startups to launch themselves.
Elon Musk won by a large margin, that is 23 percent of the founders who took the survey names him as the leader they admire the most. This figure is almost double than that of Jeff Bezos. The world’s biggest online retailer Amazon’s founder came in second with 10 percent of founders claiming him to be at the top. Mark Zuckerberg, however, popular among the masses, managed to get only 6 percent of the startup founders’ vote and came third. Apple co-founder, the late Steve Jobs received 5 percent claims.
Tesla is considered by many as a visionary who is transforming the world with every move of his. His electric car company called Tesla has been redefining how people commute in a world where climate change is one of the biggest concerns, as the cars run on solar powered battery instead of fossil fuels. It also was the first company to launch self-driving car hardware. However, the cars still need much improvement in its software before they are made available to the public.
Musk’s space company called SpaceX designs and makes rocket ships and Musk has been making his goals clear that he wants to put people on Mars. All these visionary actions to make a great change in human history easily make Musk as the ultimate leader and an idol for entrepreneurs, because who does not want to change the world, right?
Elon Musk had won the title in 2015 as well. Meanwhile, 90 percent of the founders said that now is a great time to start a company. The survey also deals with the diversity in the Silicon Valley, which they believed was a weak spot.