Elon Musk to battle evil Mr Burns

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iol scitech july 31 Elon Musk AFP Musk's net worth is more than $11-billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Los Angeles - Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur who runs Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies, 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'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 in a Twitter post. The story was reported earlier by Automotive News.

South African-born Musk is also chairman of SolarCity, the largest US 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's Jeff Bezos and Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, according to Imdb.com. - Bloomberg News/Washington Post

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