China News Service, February 10. On the 9th local time, according to the official website of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a total of 111 academicians and 22 foreign academicians were newly elected. Tesla and SpaceX CEO, billionaire Elon Musk among them.

Data map: Tesla and SpaceX CEO, billionaire Elon Musk.

  The National Academy of Engineering said Musk was selected for his breakthroughs in the design, engineering, manufacture and operation of reusable launch vehicles and sustainable transportation and energy systems.

  In response, Musk responded on social media: "Thank you very much!"

The official website of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced the list of newly elected academicians, including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Max responded by saying thank you very much.

Image source: Screenshot of Musk’s social media account post.

  NAE says being elected to the National Academy of Engineering is one of the highest professional honors bestowed on an engineer.

The Academy is awarded to those who have "made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, the engineering literature," as well as "pioneering work in emerging technological fields and contributions to traditional people who have made significant contributions in the field of engineering”, etc.

Data map: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

  Up to now, the total number of the National Academy of Engineering has reached 2,388, and the number of foreign academicians has reached 310.

Among them, Dr. Zhang Hongjiang, chairman of Beijing Zhiyuan Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, and Fang Daining, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and chairman of the Chinese Society of Mechanics, were also newly elected as academicians of the National Academy of Engineering.

  According to reports, the newly elected academicians will be officially selected at the NAE annual meeting on October 2, 2022.

  According to the latest data from the Forbes Rich List, Musk, the world’s richest man, has a wealth of about $256.1 billion. Forbes News has reported that Musk’s wealth is close to $300 billion, making him the richest person in history.

Image source: Screenshot of the social media of "Time" magazine in the United States.

  In December 2021, the US "Time" magazine named Musk the "Person of the Year" for 2021.

The New York Times once called Musk "the most successful and important entrepreneur in the world".

  Many years ago, on the podium of the Caltech graduation ceremony, Musk shouted: "Don't let anything stop you from moving forward, and create miracles!"