Elon Musk puts up two LA houses for sale days after announcing he is selling 'all physical possessions'
Nearly two days after the Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, declared on Twitter that he is selling "all physical possessions," the billionaire put two of his homes up for sale for millions. Two of the six houses that Musk owns in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles now appear on the Zillow real estate website for sale, reports state.
Musk, in a series of wild tweets on Friday, May 1, had written: "I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house."
Musk continued by pointing out to his followers that his company's stocks were too high and then followed his tweets by writing: "Now give people back their FREEDOM," demanding an end to the widespread restrictions imposed in the country in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. Musk was slammed by social media users on, April 29, after he called the ongoing stay-at-home restrictions in the United States to curb coronavirus spread "fascist." His statement came as the electric carmaker posted its third quarterly profit in a row in the midst of the lockdown measures, surprising Wall Street. The firm reportedly registered a profit of $1.24 a share.
Shortly after his tweets, Tesla's stock, however, took a significant plunge of over 10 percent, leading to the carmaker's market value dropping down by $14 billion within a few hours. The plunge also raised speculations on whether Musk could lose his job over the controversial tweet.
Many social media users slammed Musk for his controversial tweet, with one user sharing: "Wtf Elon! You own the company, you can't say shit like this. You just cost me thousands of dollars within seconds. I'm a Model 3 owner, long stock owner and you do this? Extremely disappointing!"
The billionaire later wrote another tweet, stating that he was not selling everything because he needed the money, but because "possessions just weigh you down." The 48-year-old added that he is now devoting himself to Earth and Mars.
One of the houses Musk is selling is the former home of late actor Gene Wilder, which Musk reportedly purchased in 2013 for $6.75 million and is listed for $9.75 million, Fox News reported. The five-bedroom ranch has a pool and guest cottage, and is adjacent to the Bel Air Country Club. The billionaire tweeted that he was selling the house with the stipulation that "it cannot be torn down or lose any its (sp) soul."
While the other house on sale is a six-bedroom mansion across the street with a pool, tennis court. Musk bought the house, which also has Tesla solar panels on the roof, for $17 million in 2012 and is offering for $30 million.
Musk, according to The Wall Street Journal, owns six homes in Bel Air and another in Northern California - all amounting to over $100 million. The Tesla CEO does not take a salary from the firm or Space X, however, he is the top shareholder of both the companies and has an estimated personal worth of around $30-$40 billion.