An audacious innovator whose mind teems with grandiose new ideas, Elon Musk came from nowhere to build a multibillion-dollar empire in his early 40s. But will the weight of investors’ expectations and his own destructive Twitter habit ultimately see him fall to Earth?
It’s been a bad month for high-profile billionaires in the US. President Donald Trump, still reeling from the reviews of the Helsinki Summit, has been dealt an “et tu, Brute?”-esque blow by his former lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen in recent days.
On Wednesday, Facebook’s stock dropped by a vertigo-inducing 24 per cent after it announced its second-quarter financial results. $148 billion dollars, gone in 90 minutes. A $16...
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Comment: G20 powers must coax China back to the table
The US, in particular, must adopt a more conciliatory stance
Editorial: Farewell Angela Merkel and don’t worry, we’ll be okay
Things may be looking grim as the veteran chancellor bows out, but in spite of its problems, the EU is still a beacon of stability and prosperity in the world
Editorial: State must take radical action to meet climate targets
The revelation that Ireland is to increase its greenhouse emissions this year puts the government under renewed pressure over its climate plans
John Walsh: Ireland will not have energy security until it faces some unpopular truths
With the issue becoming ever more urgent, our leaders can’t afford to shirk difficult choices on alternative sources such as offshore wind and liquified natural gas to ensure a stable power supply