Success Stories

Elon Musk

Elon Musk was born June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. Biographies written about Musk say he was introverted and bullied in school.

Still, these childhood challenges did not deter his success. He created several high-profile companies, including SpaceX, Tesla, and The Boring Company. He is also well-known for his involvement in Dogecoin, a meme-based digital currency.

During his “SNL” monologue, Musk said, “Sometimes after I say something, I have to say, ‘I mean that’ — so people really know that I mean it. That’s because I don’t always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak, which I’m told makes for great comedy.”

He continued: “I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL — or at least the first to admit it. So, I won’t make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don’t worry, I’m pretty good at running ‘human’ in emulation mode.”

As the studio audience applauded, his words set off discussions across social media and news feeds about Asperger’s syndrome.