Elon Musk has sold all his properties in California?
Elon Musk had decided to sell all his real estate to devote himself to his mission to send humans to Mars. Well, Elon Musk the boss of Tesla recently kept his promise by selling his seven Californian houses for about 117 million euros. Explanations.
The president of Space X, Elon Musk, had announced that he wanted to concentrate fully on his mission to send people to Mars. In this perspective, he had promised not to “own any house”, in order to give himself the means to achieve his goals.
The seven properties sold
Elon Musk has respected his word by recently selling his seven properties in California (United States) for a total of 128 million dollars (about 117 million euros), making a profit of 25 million dollars on its sales (nearly 23 million euros), reports March 15, 2022, the British media The Independent. Why? One of the richest men on the planet wants to devote himself fully to his mission of sending people to Mars.
Anyway, he had already started in 2020 via a simple tweet announcing that the man who also runs the company SpaceX wanted to find a “simpler” life, reported Forbes at the time. Shortly afterwards, Elon Musk put two of his Californian houses up for sale, then the next five.
He sold a house that had belonged to the American actor Gene Wilder, star of the 1971 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He agreed to sell it on the condition that it would not be demolished and that it “would not lose any of its soul,” reports The Independent. He finally agreed to sell it to the actor’s nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman. The latter was delighted to have bought it at cost. Elon Musk had bought it at the time 6.75 million dollars (6.1 million euros) and resold it seven million.
The musician Grimes, who is his former partner, came to his rescue in an interview published on March 10, 2022, in the American magazine Vanity Fair. “Some may doubt his sincerity and accuse him of always wanting to make more money, but the reality is that the Mars project is difficult. He doesn’t get any income for it. It’s for the good of humanity.”
She insisted that the Tesla boss is reinvesting all his money in research and development. “He doesn’t live like a billionaire.” Really? According to the young woman, 33, who just had a second child with the billionaire, Elon Musk would live since 2021 in Texas, in a mobile home of 40 m 2, in Boca Chica Village, near the headquarters of SpaceX. Is it temporary or just a place to stay? It’s hard to imagine.
In addition, Elon Musk owns at least one private jet and seems to have the itch. The proof? A young American, Jack Sweeney, has fun following the movements of his plane. Is this cat-and-mouse game intended to hide reality by blurring the tracks? Controversial, Elon Musk distinguished himself again on March 14, 2022, by challenging Russian President Vladimir Putin to a “single combat” for the sovereignty of Ukraine. The eccentric billionaire never misses an opportunity to make news…