Elon Musk Denies Reports He's Secretly Living In $12 Million Estate
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Elon Musk has been forced to deny claims he’s secretly been living in a Texas estate worth $12 million.
Now while it would certainly not be abnormal for any billionaire like Musk to live in such luxury, Elon has previously publicly declared that he lives a wildly different lifestyle, insisting to his followers that he does not own his own house.
He tweeted last year: “I am selling all physical possessions. Will own no house.”
I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
After this Twitter confession, the Tesla CEO seemed to have got himself in trouble with now ex-girlfriend Grimes, evident in his following tweet: “My gf @Grimezsz is mad at me.”
Seemingly sticking to his promise however, after these tweets, Musk went on to sell off his nine California mansions for a reported $144 million (£107m).
He sold his last remaining home, a 47-acre property in the San Francisco Bay Area, for $30 million (£20m) earlier this month.
The space-race entrepreneur had told fans he’s currently living in a '~$50k house in south Texas for past 2 years'.
He said the house was in 'Boca Chica / Starbase' and is rented from Space X.
He is reported to live in a 375-square-feet pre-fab home made by Las Vegas company Boxabl.
However, despite actively portraying himself as a man of humble living, it was reported that Musk actually spends the majority of time living at fellow billionaire and PayPal co-founder Ken Howery’s mansion.
That's according to The Wall Street Journal, who reported that Musk has not only taken an 'extended stay' at his friend’s 8,000-square-foot home, but has also been in contact with several real estate agents to look for a Texas-based property to buy.
Elon Musk and Ken Howery have now come out to deny the Wall Street Journal's claims.
The PayPal billionaire told WSJ via text message: "'Elon does not live at my home, he lives in South Texas. He stayed at the house as my guest occasionally when traveling to Austin."
The Tesla giant also directly addressed the claims to Insider, saying the story is 'false'.
He said: "The WSJ article is false. I don't live there and am not looking to buy a house anywhere."