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Tesla's Elon Musk to appear on episode of 'The Simpsons'

Elon Musk, owner of Tesla Motors and Space

Elon Musk, owner of Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies, will appear on a future episode of 'The Simpsons.' This photo is from March 9, 2013. Credit: AP / Jack Plunkett

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who runs Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., takes on the miserly power plant owner Montgomery Burns in a future episode of “The Simpsons.”

Musk, 43, portrays himself in an episode in which he battles Burns, the wealthy operator of a nuclear plant, in Fox Broadcasting's long-running animated series, producer Al Jean said at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 26.

“Burns tries to kill him,” Jean said Tuesday in a Twitter post. The story was reported earlier by Automotive News.

South African-born Musk is also chairman of SolarCity Corp., the largest U.S. solar power provider. He previously played himself in the 2010 film “Iron Man 2” and was an executive producer of the 2005 comedy “Thank You for Smoking.” His net worth is more than $11 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The Fox cartoon, which started airing in 1989, has previously featured billionaires including company chairman Rupert Murdoch; Jeff Bezos, of, and Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg, according to

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