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Last month, CB Insights, a firm that analyzes tech trends, launched a March Madness-style bracket and asked people to vote for the tech founders and executives they admired most, describing it as “Wrestlemania for tech geeks.”

The results of the final vote came in, and Tesla and SpaceX CEO and co-founder Elon Musk is the victor.

He beat out runner up the late Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs, as well as a group of 62 big names such as Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, beauty guru Michelle Phan, Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

It seems that while Jobs’s tenure at Apple changed the way we think about the technology we carry around with us, almost as an extension of ourselves, people were apparently more inspired by the man who wants to colonize Mars.

In July of 2016, there were 930,000 daily active users (DAU) with paid accounts on the Slack network, and three million registered users worldwide. Approximately 77 percent of Fortune 500 companies use the program for data sharing and mobile collaboration, according to data provided by DMR Stats and Gadgets.

Users refer to themselves as “Slackers,” and that is part of the popularity and unique culture of the app, which carries the slogan “Be less busy.” The app was repurposed from a failed game design, and received a 64.5 percent approval rating on the 2016 Applause Mobile Sentiment Analysis.