Entrepreneurs

Elon Musk Is the Winner of Entrepreneur Bracket Madness

Why the 'real-life Iron Man' beat out Tony Stark, Jeff Bezos, Henry Ford and others to claim the title of best entrepreneur ever.
Elon Musk Is the Winner of Entrepreneur Bracket Madness
Image credit: Getty | Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Staff
Associate Editor, Contributed Content
2 min read

In the midst of March Madness, we created our own bracket of the 64 best living, historical and fictional entrepreneurs ever. Now, after three weeks of voting, you've picked your favorite entrepreneur of all time: Elon Musk. And while there were plenty of great contenders in our bracket -- from Vito Corleone to Jeff Bezos to runner up Henry Ford -- it makes sense that the Tesla and SpaceX founder is the last entrepreneur standing.

Musk's brand has never been more popular. Tesla recently surpassed GM to become the most valuable company in America. SpaceX is planning to launch a revolutionary rocket this summer. Even Musk's tweets of farting unicorns are now big news.

He's one of the wealthiest and most powerful people on the planet, and he's only 45 years old. Who knows what he'll come up with next.

Round One | Round Two | Sweet 16 | Elite 8 | Final 4 | Championship

Round One Exits: Al Capone, Apu, Arianna Huffington, Bill Gates, Bob Belcher, Evan Spiegel, George Bailey, George Lucas, Gordon Gekko, Jack Ma, Jim Henson, Joy Mangano, Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker, Kiichiro Toyoda, Lex Luthor, Lorelai Gilmore, Martha Stewart, Michael Dell, Mr. Burns, Naveen Jain, Omar Little, Reid Hoffman, Ron Popeil, Russell Simmons, Sara Blakely, Scrooge McDuck, Steve Case, Tom Haverford, Tony Soprano, Tony Stark, Tyra Banks, Willy Wonka

Round Two Exits: Bruce Wayne, Coco Chanel, Jack Dorsey, J. K. Rowling, Jessica Alba, Mark Zuckerberg, PT Barnum, Sam Walton, Scarlet O'Hara, Shark Tank Crew, Shonda Rhimes, Steve Jobs, The Babysitters Club, Thomas Watson, Travis Kalanick, Walter White

Sweet 16 Exits: Berry Gordy Jr., Brian Chesky, Charles Foster Kane, Jay Gatsby, Mr. Monopoly, Richard Branson, Vito Corleone, Walt Disney

Elite 8 Exits: Jeff Bezos, Milton Hershey, Oprah Winfrey, Ray Kroc

Final 4 Exits: Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Warren Buffett

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.