Elon Musk is the second-ever billionaire CEO to host Saturday Night Live. SNL demanded from the 2nd richest person in the world and the CEO of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) to host its weekend-show last month. Elon’s guest was the pop singer Miley Cyrus.
SNL went live in October 1975 and has aired hundreds of guests such as celebrity personalities, actors, comedians, actresses and occasionally athletes such as Michael Jordan and George Foreman.
Trump and Musk are the only CEO billionaires on SNL
However, it’s not very common for SNL to invite a billionaire and a CEO. In fact, this only happened once before when SNL invited former President Donald Trump to host the show. Trump hosted the show first in 2004 as he was entitled to entertainment and acting. The second time was in 2015, when Trump was running for the presidency. The episode had the highest ratings in years.
According to Forbes, Trump’s wealth is about $2.5 billion. Nonetheless, Saturday’s show host for this time is a lot wealthiest than that. Musk the Technoking of Tesla is worth about $184 billion and he is the second richest person after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Musk is famous for his abnormal innovations. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, launched the electric car factory and the rocket ship company with the money he pocketed from selling PayPal. Since then, Musk has been doubling his wealth every year.
The billionaire is widely followed on Twitter where he has over 53 million followers. He also appeared on podcasts like Joe Rogan’s podcast and he has hosted several audio meetings on Clubhouse with entrepreneurs like Vladimir Tenev, the CEO of Robinhood.
On Twitter earlier this week, he asked followers for help coming up with skits for the show. Some of Musk’s ideas for skits included a “Baby Shark Tank” and “Irony Man.”
Pete Davidson, a member of the SNL cast, stuck up for the CEO, though, saying he planned to ask Musk for a Tesla.
“People are like, ‘I can’t believe Elon Musk is hosting,’ you mean the guy that makes the Earth better and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?” Davidson told Seth Meyers on “Late Night.”