Elon Musk, who claims he's low on cash, recently sold his LA mansion for nearly $4 million — and that was just one of several properties he owns in the area. Take a look inside his real-estate portfolio.

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Filings by the lawyer for the plaintiff in a recent defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk say Musk testified that he’s “financially illiquid,” despite the Tesla CEO’s multi-billionaire status, Business Insider’s Mark Matousek reported.

Incidentally, Business Insider’s Graham Rapier previously reported that Musk sold a home he owned in late August – and that was just one of several properties he reportedly owns in southern California, per Variety.

Read more: Elon Musk says he’s low on cash. He could be right – and it shows how complicated CEO compensation has become.

At one point, Musk owned at least four properties worth over $US70 million across the larger Los Angeles area, Business Insider previously reported. And like many ultra-wealthy Americans, he’s recently put some property up for sale, too – like the four-bedroom, three-bath home overlooking LA he bought in 2013 for his now ex-wife Talulah Riley.

Keep reading to take a look inside Musk’s real-estate portfolio.


At one point, Elon Musk owned several properties collectively worth over $US70 million across the greater Los Angeles area, Business Insider previously reported.

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Musk bought his first piece of Bel-Air real estate in late 2012.

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The Tesla CEO started off by renting the house in 2010; he lived there with his five sons.

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He later purchased the mansion for $US17 million.

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The house has 20,248 square feet of space divided into different wings, with a total of seven bedrooms.

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The kitchen features a brick ceiling.

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Read more: Take A Tour Of Elon Musk’s $US17 Million Bel Air Mansion


The backyard has a pool …

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… a tennis court …

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… and a view of the exclusive Bel-Air Country Club. The house also has a gym and a wine cellar.

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Musk bought the ranch house across the street from the mansion for $US6.75 million in October 2013.

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Beloved actor Gene Wilder lived there for over 30 years until 2007.

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Musk uses the house as a private school for his children, per Variety. And in a 2015 interview with Vogue, the billionaire CEO described it as “like a little schoolhouse on the prairie, except in Bel-Air on a golf course.”

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The tech mogul also previously owned this “boomerang-shaped house” in Brentwood, California, about 15 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. He paid just under $US3.7 million for it in 2014, per the Variety-owned real-estate site Dirt.

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Read more: Elon Musk has sold his mansion overlooking Los Angeles for nearly $US4 million. Here’s a look inside.


That house is surrounded by privacy hedges for security …

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… but has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to let the light in.

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He sold the house for $US4 million in late August 2019, Business Insider previously reported.

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Musk bought another Bel-Air mansion while it was still under construction for $US24.25 million in 2016, Variety reported that year.

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Notably, Musk doesn’t appear to own a house near the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. He has previously said that he slept on a couch or the floor of a conference room during busy production periods.

Geng Yu/VCG via Getty ImagesAerial view of Tesla’s Gigafactory under construction at the Lingang area in Shanghai, China.

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