- Elon Musk said in a video interview that he doesn’t own a home and “stays at friends’ places.”
- The richest man in the world also doesn’t own yachts or take vacations, but he does have a plane to save time.
- Musk was responding to a comment about how many people criticize billionaires for their fortunes.
The richest man in the world said he didn’t have a home and collapsed on friends’ sofas.
“I don’t own a place at the moment,” said Elon Musk, “I’m literally staying at friends’ places.” In a video interview Published Monday with Chris Anderson, TED chief conference organizer.
“If I travel to the Bay Area, where most of Tesla’s engineering is, I basically cycle between friends’ spare bedrooms,” Musk added.
Musk, who has an estimated net worth of $251 billion According to Bloombergwas in response to Anderson’s comment that the concept of billionaires offends many, Looking at global disparities in wealth. US lawmakers, such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, have also criticized mega-billionaires like Musk Their relatively low tax bills.
“Sure, it would be a big problem if I was spending billions of dollars a year in personal consumption, but that’s not the case,” Musk told Anderson, adding that he doesn’t own a yacht or actually vacation, although he does. Famous has a personal plane.
“It’s not like my personal consumption is high. I mean, the only exception is the plane, but if I don’t use the plane, I have fewer hours to work,” he said, acknowledging that his net worth was nonetheless “insane.”
Musk’s comments seem to be his first confirmation that he does not have a permanent home, despite being the richest person in the world.
The billionaire’s friends over the years have commented on his economic habits.
in may 2020, Tweeted His intention is to sell all his possessions and that he “would not own a home”. In August 2021, Insider reported that Musk was believed to live in a 50000 dollar prefab tiny houseWho is he Rentals from SpaceX.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Musk Grimes’ frequent and recurring partner She said Sometimes he lived “below the poverty line”. She said he refused to buy a new mattress after its side had a hole in it.
And in 2015, he was a Google co-founder and CEO of Google, Larry Page She said That sometimes when Musk visits Silicon Valley, he emails the page and says, “I don’t know where I’m staying tonight. Can I come?”
Musk’s pre-recorded interview comes after he spoke with Anderson live at a TED conference on April 15, and Take up the ongoing saga of his attempt to take over Twitter.
Musk said he has a backup plan in case Twitter rejects his plan 43 billion dollars Attempt, but refused to share any details.
During the live event, Musk said it was possible he might not be able to take over the company, but said he could “technically” afford it.
“I have enough assets,” he said, without elaborating. Most of Musk’s personal fortune is related to his stake in Tesla.
Musk in battle. And on Friday, Twitter said it would adopt a defense against the “toxic pill.” Gabriel Benas inside It stated that this “essentially reduces the value of each share in a company by increasing the total number of shares – making it difficult for any person or group to acquire all of the company’s shares.”
In the pre-recorded interview, Anderson asked how upset Musk was by comments about him and other billionaires being extremely wealthy.
I mean, at this point, the water is falling on the ducks’ backs,” Musk said.
“Devoted student. Bacon advocate. Beer scholar. Troublemaker. Falls down a lot. Typical coffee enthusiast.”