Elon Musk attends the premiere of "Revenge of the Electric Car" during the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 22, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Elon Musk (Getty Images)
You may not recognize his name, but chances are you've he's had a hand in inventing something you use regularly. Elon Musk is the kind of entrepreneur who's not just interested in one field and not just interested in making money, he's the kind who wants to change the world in as many ways as he can.
As the inventor of PayPal, Musk has already revolutionized commerce, and now as the CEO of Tesla Motors, he's looking to impact the auto industry in a way that hasn't been done in over a century. As AskMen points out, "Some think that Musk’s new Model S, which is said get 300 miles per full charge, at a base price of just $49,500, will change the auto industry in 10 years more than the industry has changed in the last hundred."
In its annual rundown of the 49 Most Influential Men
, AskMen gathered more than 200,000 reader votes, along with their own editorial team's opinions, to compile a 2011 list that includes newsmakers ranging from actors to athletes to politicians and other visionaries in between. Whether through inspiration or contribution, these men defined 2011.
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