Entrepreneur Elon Musk, 50, fills his life with work alone. He works whenever he can and in order to get the optimum capacity for it, the Paypal founder sold all his properties two years ago and moved into a tiny house in his spaceport “Space X”.
But he seems to have sold that too, because in his latest Ted Talk, Musk says he doesn’t currently have a place of his own, but is staying in friends’ guestrooms. “When I travel to San Francisco, where most of the Tesla factories are located, I sleep with other acquaintances in turn.”
The only luxury – a private jet
He also does not take vacations, and generally has a low cost of living, according to the businessman, who has a fortune of 260 billion francs and is therefore the richest person in the world. The only luxury he can afford is his private jet. But just to be able to work more efficiently, Musk continues, “If I didn’t have my own plane, I could work fewer hours.”
And work, the Tesla CEO has had enough. A few days ago he announced that he had made an offer to buy Twitter. With a tweet, of course. He offered a whopping 39 billion francs for it. Among other things, he wants to activate the editing function. Musk stresses that the social network does not have to belong to him alone. He wants to get as many shareholders as possible legally.
Tiny house and slotted mattress
Elon Musk is the father of seven children, five with his first wife, Canadian writer Justin Musk (49), and two with musician Grimes (34). In an interview with Vanity Fair, she also revealed how the richest person in the world lives frugally. During their partnership, the couple did not live in a villa, but lived in a small house that cost about 38 thousand francs. Grimes also revealed that Musk slept on a mattress with holes in it but refused to get rid of it.
The singer and businessman has had an on-and-off relationship for years, which resulted in his son X Æ A-12 (2), nicknamed X, and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl (1). When asked how Elon Musk imagined the future of his children, the visionary replied: “My number. I think they will grow up and live in a completely different world than I was.” (grb)
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