Tesla CEO Elon Musk will host the May 8 edition of Saturday Night Live, along with pop singer Miley Cyrus. NBC announced over the weekend that Musk would host Saturday Night Live on May 8. The iconic sketch comedy show is in its 46th season.
The news came on Friday after the announcement of Musk’s SpaceX travel venture launching the second operational flight of its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The capsule was initially used on SpaceX’s first mission that flew humans last May. It’s the first time an American capsule has been reused since the Gemini program when an unmanned spacecraft flew twice in 1965.
The episode will also mark Cyrus’ sixth visit to SNL as a guest. Her recent album, Plastic Hearts, was released last November.
Musk is an extraordinary example of a business mogul to be hosting the NBC late-night institution. Prior to him, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner hosted SNL in 1990, and then-NBC programming head Brandon Tartikoff fronted the show in 1983 as the network began its storied run of success under his leadership.
Over the past decade, Musk has become one of the most talked-about business leaders with his bold moves in the field of electric vehicles with Tesla. He has also been a winner of the plan to ultimately develop a market for space tourism with his SpaceX endeavor.
Though Musk’s various business investments have had ups and downs, and his stewardship of Tesla has drawn major fuss, he continues to remain one of the most visible CEOs and tech entrepreneurs of current times. He actively jokes around on Twitter, where he has nearly 52 million followers.
Musk has even gotten into legal trouble for making ridiculing remarks about critics and hinting that he might lead a buyout of Tesla that ensued him getting fined $20 million by stock market regulators. His fortune has been estimated to be $177 billion by Forbes.
Elon Musk has been hailed as a visionary for pushing ahead in sectors that were intimidating to others. But his excessive compensation from Tesla and his personal behavior have at times drawn flak from investors. Among other activities, Musk’s Boring Company is working on building a loop for automobile traffic under the Las Vegas Strip around the city’s convention center.
About Elon Musk
Elon Reeve Musk is a business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX; early-stage investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI. A centibillionaire, Musk is one of the richest people in the world.