Billionaire Tesla and Space-X founder chief Elon Musk has declared on Twitter he is selling all his physical possessions and will own no house.
Musk added his girlfriend, singer “Grimes” is mad at him.
My gf @Grimezsz is mad at me
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 1, 2020
One Twitter user wrote:
this is the best news I’ve heard so far.
This means you’re still together, despite speculation to contrary
Maybe that’s what this is about.
I hope you fair well.
To which Musk responded “Baby due on Monday”
Another asked him “Are you doing it because you need the cash or is this to protest the world burning down?”
Musk responded “Don’t need the cash. Devoting myself to Mars and Earth. Possession just weigh you down.”
Yahoo reports Musk owns at least seven lavish houses worth over $100 million in total. He and Grimes are expecting a baby due Monday, he said in another tweet.
His remarks came amid a broader tweetstorm on Friday morning. Musk, who’s known for his eccentric online presence, also continued his weeks-long rant against government-enforced shutdowns in response to COVID-19 outbreaks.
Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, has been forced to shut down because of a shelter-in-place order in the San Francisco Bay Area.
He railed against the shutdowns and orders in a shareholder call earlier this week, calling them “fascist” in a rant that was abruptly cut off when the call was disconnected.
It wasn’t clear why Musk would want to sell almost all his belongings or where he would live once he owns no house. A Tesla representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.