Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is officially one of the world’s most influential people. The entrepreneur was included in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people list, under the titans section. Elon Musk is all about innovation, and the glowing tribute in the magazine,  paid to him by Richard Branson, encapsulates much of his brilliance.

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Branson’s closing line, “true vision is binocular — and Elon Musk is clearly a man who can see many things at once,” refers to Musks ability to concentrate on several different projects at once. As Branson points out, Musk is constantly trying to save the planet, with companies like Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), while also trying to find ways to leave it, with Space X.

Branson and Elon Musk are both pioneers in the field of private space exploration. Elon Musk’s Space X concentrates on more industrial and commercial applications, like providing services to the International Space Station, while Branson is more concentrated on getting ordinary people into space.

While Space X is one of the most exciting aspects of Musk’s empire, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is generating the most news right now, because of the firm’s superb financial results and the growing popularity of its vehicles. The company is set to report its first profit ever this quarter and the Model S is now the most popular vehicle in the “large luxury” segment.

Elon Musk is likely to continue innovating across his businesses, and he’s likely to set up new ones once his current projects find their feet. Many analysts are so impressed with the results Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has achieved in recent months, they’re calling the company the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the auto world.

The reason Elon Musk is so influential and important is that he’s innovating in the areas that few others are willing to enter. Space X would have seemed impossible 15 years ago, and the production of luxury electric cars was a divine madness. Both of those plays have paid off, and Musk will hopefully continue his work of making the world a better place.

All of Elon Musk’s businesses target big ideas that are designed to make the world a better place. Shareholders are kept happy because companies like Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) can do this while making them money.

Everybody else should be happy because Elon Musk is out there, fighting for humanity’s future.