It’s no joke.
Endeavor wants Elon Musk on its board of directors.
Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, was nominated to join the board at Endeavor Group Holdings, according to a company filing Wednesday.
(Investors in Endeavor confirmed the filing was not an April Fool’s Day joke.)
Endeavor’s CEO is top Hollywood exec Ari Emanuel, who has reserved one of Tesla’s original Roadsters, according to CNBC.
His brother Rahm Emanuel is a former mayor of Chicago, and his administration gave The Boring Company, which Musk founded, a contract to build an underground electric vehicle network in 2018.
Endeavor, a self-proclaimed “premium intellectual property, content, events, and experiences company,” also owns and manages live events including UFC, the Miami Open, New York Fashion Week and the Miss Universe pageant.
Endeavor is planning to go public after it scrapped its IPO plans due to weak demand in 2019.
It also runs talent agency William Morris Endeavor, whose clients include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Joe Rogan and Serena Williams.
Former President Donald Trump was a William Morris Endeavor client, and Endeavor purchased the Miss Universe pageant from him in 2015.
In the IPO prospectus, Endeavor said it has more than 6,400 staff across 28 countries.
Now, Endeavor wants Musk on the team.
“Mr. Musk was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his professional background and experience running a public company, his previously held senior executive-level positions, his service on other public company boards and his experience starting, growing and integrating businesses,” Endeavor said in its IPO filing.
The entertainment company said in its filing that, if elected, Musk would become a member of its board of directors “at or prior to” the pricing of its shares.
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