Walter Isaacson to write Elon Musk’s biography
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday to announce that his biography was in the pipeline. Biographer Walter Isaacson will be responsible for writing the book.
“If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX & my general goings-on, @WalterIsaacson is writing a biography,” Musk said on Twitter.
In the subsequent tweets, he also mentioned that Isaacson has shadowed Musk “for several days so far” and that he “particularly liked” Isaacson’s biography Benjamin Franklin, one of the USA’s founding fathers.
Who is Isaacson?
Isaacson is a professor of history at Tulane University and has famously written biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Steve Jobs. His latest book — “The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race” — talk about Jennifer Doudna, the Nobel Prize-winning biochemist responsible for developing the gene-editing technology CRISPR.
The biography of Steve Jobs was written with “unprecedented” access to the Apple founder. The book was praised for its attention to detail, readability, and emotional insight.
Isaacson has been associated with Time Magazine, CNN, and the Aspen Institute.
In the past, many books have been written about Musk’s life and his career, including a 2015 biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Ashlee Vance. Musk contributed several interviews to this, and reviewers well received it.
Elon Musk is seeking to revolutionize transportation. On Earth, through electric car maker Tesla — and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX. His interest in space is no secret. In 2002, Musk had launched the private company SpaceX.
In a recent interview, Musk revealed a time when SpaceX was almost broke, and Musk did not have any clue how to restore it back to life. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) came to aid and helped SpaceX with a $1.5 billion contract.