The world’s richest person, Elon Musk, with an estimated net worth of some $250 billion, says he does not own a home and he stays at his friends’ apartments instead. He revealed this in a video interview with Chris Anderson, head of the US-based TED conference, published on Monday.
“I don’t even own a place right now, I’m literally staying at friends’ places… If I travel to the Bay Area [in California], which is where most of Tesla’s engineering is, I basically rotate through friends’ spare bedrooms,” Musk said.
He says he does not take vacations, but admits he does own a plane, but just to save time.
Musk’s revelations came in response to his interviewer’s comments on the concept of billionaires, whose existence some appear to find offensive, given the number of people around the globe who live in poverty.