Musk Battles Nuclear Plant Operator Burns in ‘Simpsons’ Episode

Jul 30, 2014 12:00 am ET

July 30 (Bloomberg) -- 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 21st Century Fox Inc.’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 yesterday 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 first started airing in 1989, has previously featured billionaires including company Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, according to Imdb.com.

Tesla, Musk’s fast-growing electric carmaker, is scheduled to release second-quarter results on July 31. Fox fell 1 percent to $32.15 yesterday in New York. The Class A shares have declined 8.6 percent this year.