In an interview, Elon Musk, the boss of Tesla, announced that he had Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism that complicates social interactions.

The boss of SpaceX has also promoted Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency he regularly touts on social networks.

Guest on Saturday night of the American satirical comedy show SNL (Saturday Night Live), Elon Musk, the whimsical boss of Tesla and SpaceX, revealed to have Asperger's syndrome and rented the cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

He boasted of being the first person with this syndrome to be invited to the SNL show.

"Or at least the first to admit it," he argued.

Difficulty interacting 

“Look, I know I'm saying or posting weird things, but that's the way my brain works,” Musk said.

"To all the people I have offended, I say: I have reinvented the electric car and I am sending people to the planet Mars aboard a rocket."

"Do you really think I would be a relaxed and normal guy?"

Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism.

It is a neurodevelopmental disorder of genetic origin, characterized by significant difficulties in social interactions.

Elon Musk, who had played down the coronavirus, tried to redeem himself, dressed all in black, saying "the masks made sense."

He refrained from smoking a joint live, recalling that he was criticized for having done so in a podcast.

Promotion of cryptocurrencies 

Highly anticipated for this humorous live meeting, the controversial multi-billionaire, a big believer in cryptocurrencies, did not fail to rent Dogecoin again, a digital currency initially created as a joke, which he helped to legitimize in his tweets. During a sketch where we keep asking the question "but what is Dogecoin?", Elon Musk ends up answering: "it is an unstoppable financial vehicle that will conquer the world". And to add enthusiastically: "forward to the Moon!". 

SNL's unusual guest performance, however, did not send the price of Dogecoin to the moon, which fell 5 cents on the show to close around 55 cents. The 49-year-old mogul, whose announcement of participation in the cult comedy show had raised a semblance of controversy, played the game.