05/09/2021 8:57 AM
Updated 05/09/2021 8:57 AM
When appearing as a guest on the American comedy show Saturday Night Live, Elon Musk, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, revealed that he
has Asperger syndrome
and spoke again about the cryptocurrency dogecoin.
In his opening monologue on the traditional show, the billionaire boasted of being the first person with this syndrome to be invited to SNL.
"Or at least the first to admit it," she said
"I know I've said or posted weird things, but it's just the way my brain works. To anyone I've offended I just want to say: I reinvented electric cars and I'm sending people to Mars in a rocket," he said.
"Did you think he was going to be a relaxed and normal guy too?"
Elon Musk on the set of Saturday Night Live
On SNL, Musk made jokes about himself: from his tweets to his son's unusual name.
But also, as a great promoter of cryptocurrencies, he praised dogecoin without qualms.
Pressed to say exactly what this cryptocurrency was, the billionaire
described it as "an unstoppable vehicle that is going to take over the world
To later add that it really is a mess.
Then, for the second time this week, Musk changed the price of the coin, which fell as much as 49 cents on the dollar during the broadcast of the show, when shortly before it was 74 cents, according to CoinDesk.
During the show, SNL actors wondered why the billionaire would have wanted to join them on set.
And in a segment about the Chinese rocket re-entering Earth's atmosphere at the same time the show aired, they concluded that the space entrepreneur
"needed an alibi