Elon Musk, the renowned CEO of companies like Tesla and SpaceX, has found himself at the top of a list he might not be pleased about. A recent survey conducted by Fortune, involving hundreds of business executives, ranked Musk as the most overrated CEO in America. This survey asked CEOs to assess and rank their peers in terms of being overrated or underrated.
Elon Musk, secured the first position with 399 votes, a continuation from the previous year’s survey where he was also named the most overrated CEO. Disney CEO Bob Iger followed closely in the second position with 302 votes.
On the other hand, Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, emerged as the most underrated CEO, receiving 274 votes. Notably, Nadella has held this title for eight consecutive years, indicating a consistent perception of his leadership being undervalued.
Elon Musk is recognized for his involvement in various high-profile ventures, ranging from electric vehicles with Tesla to space exploration through SpaceX. In an interesting move in 2022, Musk acquired the social media platform Twitter and later renamed it X.
Despite Musk’s widespread success and influence in various industries, the survey results suggest that some of his fellow business executives consider him to be overrated in his role as a CEO. This acknowledgment highlights the diverse opinions within the business community regarding Musk’s leadership and impact.