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Elon Musk’s second biography is written by Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson

Technology 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 second biography of Elon Musk
• Musk and Isaacson already in conversation with each other
• Spicy anecdote about Elon Musk and Tim Cook

Walter Isaacson – a well-known figure among biographers

The Tesla – and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has on Twitter have announced the following announcement: “If you are curious about Tesla, SpaceX and my general bustle, Walter Isaacson wrote a biography”. According to tn3, his followers reacted with great enthusiasm – after just one hour, the tweet had already been liked over 40,000 times. Isaacson, from whose pen the much-praised biography of Steve Jobs comes, should now also deal with the life of the man who wants to bring people to Mars.

As reported by CNN Business, Walter Isaacson has served as Editor-in-Chief of Time Magazine, CEO of the Aspen Institute, and Chairman and CEO of CNN. The author has already published biographies on personalities such as Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci. His work about the founder of Apple sold over three million times worldwide and served as the basis for the 2015 film “Steve Jobs” with Michael Fassbender Author, of conversations between him and Musk about a possible biography. At that time, however, it was still unclear whether the project would actually come about.

Not the first book about the life of Elon Musk

Of course, the announced book by Isaacson will not be the first writing about electrical and space visionary Musk. In fact, an official biography already exists entitled “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 biography does not seem so surprising. After all, not only has Tesla risen to become the most valuable automotive company in the world since 2015, SpaceX has also succeeded as the first private space company in the world to send people into orbit. Most recently, Musk had declared himself a “Dogefather” and forturbulent price developments for various cryptocurrencies ensured.

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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 reportedly expressed interest in acquiring Tesla to Musk. Musk is said to have replied that he would agree – but only if he is appointed CEO of Apple himself. Cook’s answer 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 “many options” to respond but didn’t.

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