Tunnel vision

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?

29th July, 2018
Elon Musk has already taken a giant step towards his dream of colonising Mars

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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