Now, the richest man in the world.
January 7, 2020, was an iconic day for Elon Musk who registered himself as the richest man in the world. A feat he achieved by overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. According to Bloomberg Business Index, Tesla’s share price climbed by 4,8 percent on Thursday (Jan 7) night. The past decade has been a game-changer for Musk with the success of Tesla and the launch of SpaceX. Per CNBC reports, the multi-billionaire has an impressive and constantly changing property portfolio. Let’s take a look at his luxuious lifestyle.
Massive mansions, private jets and James Bond cars, inside Elon Musk’s extravagant lifestyle
In 2008, according to Business Insider, Elon Musk separated from his first wife, which took a toll on his finances. After years of surviving on loans, Tesla’s debut on the stock market in 2012, skyrocketed Musk’s wealth and changed his fortune. Here’s a look at what the world’s richest man
For a man who lists manufacturing futuristic cars as his primary business, an affinity towards cars is only natural.
Elon Musk’s Car Collection
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A Jaguar 1967 E-type
Apart from driving a range of Teslas, his fancy garage got its first sublime vehicle in form of the Jaguar 1967 E-type. According to a Forbes video, Musk has a book of classic convertibles and had his eye locked on the Jaguar since. But, it wasn’t the best for him. “That one was like a bad girlfriend — it kept breaking down on me and causing me all sorts of trouble,” Musk said of the car in the video.
A McLaren F1
Interestingly, the story that often comes up when you mention Musk’s McLaren is about how he crashed it. Well, the details are in the video attached above. Elon Musk bought the car for about a million dollars, per Business Insider, when he sold PayPal.
Apart from the luxurious cars, Musk also has a few everyday drives. The Audi Q7, a Porsche 911 and a BMW M5 sports car sit pretty in his garage.
James Bond submarine car
A couple of months before the launch of Tesla’s Cyber truck, Musk announced in a tweet that its design was influenced by the submarine car from “The Spy Who Love Me.” Interestingly, Musk also happens to own the Lotus Esprit submarine car (used in the movie) which he bought at an auction for $920,000 (approx Rs 6.5 crore).
Elon Musk’s Mansions
Elon Musk’s property portfolio is a constantly evolving space. After once quoted saying he owns no house, the world’s richest man, recently sold 3 more homes in California for $41 million, per Fox Business.
Bel-air mansions in LA
In 2013, Business Insider reported that Elon Musk owns four bel-air mansions in Los Angeles that had a combined value of $70 million. First of which was registered to his name in 2012. His second purchase was a $17 million mansion that sprawled across 20 428 sqft. It boasted a gym, seven bedrooms, tall ceilings, a wine cellar and swimming pool among other amenities. Then, Musk bought a ranch house, which belonged to Gene Wilder and used it as a private school for his kids. In an interview with Vogue, he said, “like a little schoolhouse on the prairie, except in Bel-Air on a golf course.”
Interestingly, that wasn’t the end of his Bel-air mansion shopping spree. He bought two more mansions: one under-construction for $24,25 million, per Variety, and a $3,7 million boomerang-shaped house. Notably, Musk does not own any registered properties in close proximity to his factory in Fremont, California, which brings us to the next bit: his luxurious fleet.
Elon Musk’s Private Jets
The Gulfstream G550
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On busy days, Musk claimed to have slept on the floor in the conference room or on the couch, at his factory. But, on most others, he prefers to take the ride back home in his private jets.
Gulfstream G550 and G650.
The billionaire has two Gulfstream private jets registered at Falcon Landing, which is an LLC connected to SpaceX and Tesla. The Gulfstream G550 is the newest addition to his fleet, it has space for 17 passengers, but has been converted to a sleeping configuration. The other one, the G650, is bigger and has more miles on it as it is his preferred ride from California to Texas. — GQ