- Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk sold three adjacent houses in the Bel-Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles for a combined $US40.9 million, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
- The largest home – a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion that sits on 1.5 acres of land – reportedly sold for $US29.72 million.
- Musk sold several pieces of property in 2020 after pledging to “own no house.” He sold another Bel-Air home to a Chinese billionaire for $US29 million in June, and he sold the estate that belonged to the actor Gene Wilder in October.
- Musk announced earlier this month that he was moving to Texas.
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Elon Musk appears to be making good on his promise to “own no house”: The Tesla billionaire has sold three more of his homes, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
On December 21 and 22, Musk â€” the world’s second-richest person, with a net worth of $US167 billion â€” sold three adjacent houses in the Bel-Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles for a combined $US40.9 million, the Times reported, citing property records.
The largest home â€” a six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion that sits on 1.5 acres of land â€” sold for $US29.72 million. A 3,943-square-foot Colonial-style home across the street sold for $US6.77 million, while the smallest house, a single-story 1960s home, sold for $US4.43 million.
All three houses are on the same cul-de-sac in Bel-Air, according to the Times.
The Bel-Air homes are among several pieces of property Musk sold in 2020. In October, Musk sold the former estate of the actor Gene Wilder for $US7 million, $US250,000 more than Musk paid for it. The home was sold to an LLC managed by the screenwriter and producer Elizabeth Hunter, who is married to the filmmaker Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Wilder’s nephew, Variety reported.
Musk tweeted in May that he planned to sell “almost all physical possessions” and would “own no house.” While Musk is known for making wild statements and grandiose pledges, he appears to be following through on his promise to offload at least some of his $US100 million real-estate portfolio â€” though he said his girlfriend, the musician Grimes, was mad at him for making the decision days before they welcomed a new baby.
Earlier this month, Musk announced that he was moving to Texas following a months-long battle with California regulators. This spring, local officials barred Tesla from operating its factory in the San Francisco Bay Area during shelter-in-place orders, which Musk described as “fascist” and un-American.