VH1 needs to make a "Best Year Ever" episode just about Elon Musk. Tesla Motors, even with a few bumps in the battery road, has grown to enormous levels already, SpaceX is finally being taken seriously, and, because he had too much free time on his hands, Musk also released his plans for the Hyperloop. So, it should come as no surprise that the man whose hands are in technology both in and out of this world was named AskMen's "Most Influential Man of the Year."

It's likely that this will be just the first of many year-end awards he receives, so let us humbly suggest one more for the list: Most Interesting Man Alive. Every detail of his story reveals how fascinating his mind is, from his favorite book as a child to the blockbuster movie character inspired by him. While he's out here learning to change the world, you can teach yourself a few things about him with 25 Things You Didn't Know About Elon Musk.

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