May 09, 2021 Tesla and SpaceX patron Elon Musk has revealed he has "Asperger's Syndrome". Musk reported this by speaking on the American TV program Saturday Night Live.

Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder, 49 and one of the richest men in the world, Musk said that "it's great to be a guest on Saturday Night Live, and I mean it. Sometimes, after saying something, I have to point out that I'm serious, "he added, explaining that he is the first person with Asperger's to be hosted on Saturday Night. "Or at least the first person to admit it," said Musk, who reported for the first time to be affected by the pervasive developmental disorder, counted among the autism spectrum disorders.

In his monologue

, the eccentric tech entrepreneur has offered an explanation for some of his past behaviors that have stunned many people. "I know I say or post weird things, but that's how my brain works. To anyone who has offended I just want to say that I take people to Mars," he said. He then joked about his tweets, his son's unusual name - X Æ A-12 - and the time he smoked a joint on a podcast. Then, being a big proponent of cryptocurrencies, he once again enumerated the advantages of dogecoin by defining the cryptocurrency - which now has a market value of around $ 72 billion - "an unstoppable vehicle that will conquer the world" although he later admitted. which creates "confusion".

Asperger's syndrome

, involving no delay in the acquisition of language skills or intellectual disabilities, is commonly considered a 'high functioning' autism spectrum disorder. The term was coined by UK psychiatrist Lorna Wing in a 1981 medical journal in honor of Hans Asperger, an Austrian psychiatrist and pediatrician whose work was not recognized until the 1990s. The UK's National Autism Society says Asperger's diagnoses are used less frequently than in the past, but while "many people who match the profile for Asperger's syndrome are now diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, some people with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome may instead choose to continue using the term ".The company says people with Asperger's may find it more difficult to "specifically understand and relate to other people and take part in the daily life of family, school, work and social life."