Tech superstar Elon Musk announced in a tweet that his second biography is in the works – it will be written by Walter Isaacson, who also wrote the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs on paper.
• Best-selling author writes Elon Musk’s second biography
• Musk and Isaacson are already in conversation
• Spicy anecdote about Elon Musk and Tim Cook
Walter Isaacson – a well-known figure among biographers
Tesla – and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to post the following announcement: “If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX, and my general fuss, Walter Isaacson has written a bio.” According to tn3, its followers responded with great enthusiasm – after just an hour, the tweet had already been liked over 40,000 times. Isaacson, who wrote the much-vaunted biography of Steve Jobs, should now also take care of the life of the man who wants to bring people to Mars.
Elon Musk confirmed his second biography was written by Walter Isaacson https://t.co/MrzNs7aXbo
– Gadgets 360 (@ Gadgets360) August 5, 2021
As reported by CNN Business, Walter Isaacson served as editor of Time Magazine, CEO of the Aspen Institute, and CEO of CNN. The author has previously published biographies of such figures as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci. His work on the founder of Apple has sold more than three million times worldwide and served as the basis for the 2015 film “Steve Jobs” with Michael Fassbender Author, conversations between him and Musk about a possible biography. At that time, however, it was not yet clear whether the project would see the light of day.
Not the first book on the life of Elon Musk
Of course, the book Isaacson announced won’t be the first written about the electric and space visionary Musk. In fact, there is already an official biography titled “Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future,” published in 2015 and written by bestselling author and Bloomberg journalist Ashlee Vance. However, given Musk’s constant activity, a second bio doesn’t seem so surprising. After all, not only has Tesla become the world’s most valuable automotive company since 2015, SpaceX has also become the world’s first private space company to send people into orbit. More recently, Musk had declared himself “Dogefather” and turbulent price movements for various cryptocurrencies were assured.
In the book Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century by Tom Higgins, published this month, there is also a spicy anecdote about Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook. TechCrunch says Higgins is writing about an alleged phone call in which Cook allegedly expressed interest in acquiring Tesla from Musk. Musk reportedly replied that he would agree – but only if he himself is appointed CEO of Apple. Cook’s response to this was a concise but ugly “F *** you”. Musk made it clear in a tweet that he had never spoken or written to Tim Cook. Higgins tweeted that Musk had “a lot of options” to respond but didn’t.