The visionary CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and the world’s wealthiest individual with a net worth of $225 billion, Elon Musk’s, is known for his innovative thinking and ambitious projects. However, what many might not be aware of is his living situation. Contrary to the luxurious lifestyles often associated with billionaires, Musk resides in a humble 2-bedroom house in Boca Chica, Texas.
The revelation about Musk’s living arrangement came from Walter Isaacson, a renowned author who is working on an upcoming biography about the tech magnate. Isaacson shared an “unseen” photo of Musk’s unassuming abode and provided insights into Musk’s decision to choose this lifestyle.
In 2020, Musk decided to sell his five grand houses and to have as his primary residence this spartan two-bedroom house in Boca Chica, TX, where we would meet and he would sit at this wood table and make phone calls. In my forthcoming bio, https://t.co/7JGHd10TEa, I explain why. pic.twitter.com/mLsAgdOdY1
— Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) August 6, 2023
Isaacson’s post read, “In 2020, Musk decided to sell his five grand houses and to have as his primary residence this spartan two-bedroom house in Boca Chica, TX, where we would meet and he would sit at this wood table and make phone calls.” This choice of residence aligns with Musk’s reputation for prioritizing functionality and efficiency over extravagance.
The upcoming biography promises to delve deeper into Musk’s rationale behind living in a small house despite his massive wealth. Isaacson, who previously authored the biography of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs, shared that he spent significant time with Musk, attending his meetings, exploring his factories, and conducting extensive interviews with him and those around him.
The biography is set to offer a comprehensive look into Elon Musk’s life, including details about his challenging childhood. Born in South Africa, Musk faced bullying and a strained relationship with his father. The book will also delve into Musk’s complex personality marked by Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings, a penchant for risk-taking, and an intense drive for innovation.
Musk’s move to a modest residence in Boca Chica is a reflection of his unique approach to life. Despite his immense success and wealth, he chooses to live in a manner that aligns with his priorities and values. As the biography by Walter Isaacson prepares for release on September 12, readers can anticipate gaining a deeper understanding of Musk’s motivations and the factors that have shaped his remarkable journey.