Elon Musk as Iron Man, Sure, but a James Bond Villain?

Elon Musk has earned some unusual comparisons.

Elon Musk, the man behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX—so that's money, sweet cars, and space; basically a premise for a great music video—has earned some unusual comparisons. Everybody's heard that "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau considers Musk the inspiration for his version of Tony Stark, the billionaire industrialist who dons a futuristic flying suit and battles evil as Iron Man.

Of course, that only puts him at No. 5 on the Forbes Fictional 15 list, so he'll have his work cut out for him catching up to the likes of Jed Clampett (oil guys have all the luck) and Smaug the dragon.

Now, Foreign Policy has included Musk in a list of people it believes would make good James Bond villains:

So far, the PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla entrepreneur has used his powers -- and his $2.4 billion fortune -- for good, but we'll certainly need Bond's help if Elon Musk ever goes rogue.


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