the You’re here (TSLA)
and CEO of SpaceX tweeted wednesday
that biographer Walter Isaacson will write the book. He hasn’t said when the book will be released.
“If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX, and my general business, @WalterIsaacson is writing a bio,” Musk said on Twitter.
Isaacson has served as editor of Time Magazine, CEO of the Aspen Institute, and CEO and chairman of CNN. He also contributes to “Amanpour”, CNN International’s world affairs interview program.
He did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Simon & Schuster, who has published several Isaacson books, also did not immediately answer the question of whether he would be involved in a biography of Musk.
Musk – the billionaire known for his bold style and outspoken presence – is a popular book subject.
This week, Wall Street Journal reporter Tim Higgins has published a book on Musk titled “Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century.” The book includes an anecdote claiming that Musk once suggested Apple CEO Tim Cook take over the management of the powerful American tech company.
In a tweet
Musk denied that the interaction took place, adding that he and Cook
“I never spoke or wrote to each other.”
Higgins, the author, responded
saying the founder of Tesla had “lots of opportunities” to comment, adding that the anecdote came from “Musk’s own account of the conversation, according to people who heard the account at the time.”
Musk’s 2015 biography “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”, by reporter Ashlee Vance, also included an explosive anecdote. Vance claimed, to an anonymous Tesla employee, that the tech entrepreneur once berated an employee who chose to attend the birth of his child at a business event. Musk denied at the time that such an event took place.
– Clare Duffy and Charles Riley contributed to this report.