Have you ever won an award? Of course you have. Everyone has, because there are awards for every possible thing you can imagine. The amount of awards completely robs them of their meaning, but it doesn’t matter — everyone likes getting awards/honors, so organizations and companies keep giving them out. Therefore, we imagine Elon Musk is slightly excited about being named Fortune’s 2013 Businessperson of The Year.
Musk, as you probably know, is the guy behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX. He definitely deserves the honor. Cool looking cars and space tourism are important. We think.
Anyway, you can read Fortune’s take on Musk here. Below is the full list of people considered for Businessperson of the Year.
1. Elon Musk – CEO Tesla, SpaceX; Chairman, SolarCity
2. The Activist Investor
3. “Pony” Ma Huateng – Co-founder and CEO, Tencent
4. Angela Ahrendts – CEO, Burberry
5. TIE: Jeff Bewkes – CEO, Time Warner; Reed Hastings – CEO, Netflix
6. Jeff Bezos – Founder and CEO, Amazon
7. Akio Toyoda – CEO, Toyota
8. Larry Page – Co-founder and CEO, Google
9. Warren Buffett – Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
10. Marissa Mayer – CEO, Yahoo