Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO is the DeBord Report's 2012 L.A. Businessperson of the Year!
On Tuesday, I announced that today (Thursday) the DeBord Report would be naming its 2012 L.A. Businessperson of the Year. To bring readers into the discussion, we also launched a poll, so that you good folks could vote for the two candidates:
•Former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, who bought the team for $430 million and sold it for...$2 billion!
•Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who has created a market for high-end electric cars, opened the era of private space flight, and has declared his intention to retire on Mars.
First the results of the voting: It's Musk by a landslide: 91 percent versus only about 8 percent for McCourt. BUT that's still 8 percent for McCourt! So maybe he isn't as widely loathed as some thought.
One percent chose, as far as I can tell, Mickey Mouse. Someone always has to vote for Mickey Mouse...