Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk gets the word visionary attached to his name more than Amazon founder Jeff Bezos does–at least these days. (Bezos was the visionary of the 1990s.) Rockets and sleek electric cars just scan a little sexier than Bezos’ world-changing e-commerce juggernaut. (And to think Amazon started as a bookstore!) But not only is Bezos now killing it in leading-edge technologies like cloud computing–as sexy as lithium batteries, in an informal poll– Bezos is in the rocket game too. Watch out, Elon!
Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, ran a test flight of its New Shepard spacecraft this week. It “worked flawlessly,” according Bezos himself. The final frontier is sexy by all accounts. And then if you’re among those who think pure money is sexy–and you’re out there, you jerks–consider this: Amazon had 2014 revenues of $89 billion, while Tesla had revenues of $3.2 billion. Of course you could always call it success instead of money. Both guys look like James Dean from that angle.