Elon Musk says he ‘literally’ couch surfs at friends’ homes and does not own a house

Elon Musk says he ‘literally’ couch surfs at friends’ homes and does not own a house

Elon Musk has revealed he does not own his own home and ‘literally’ couch surfs at his friends’ houses depending on where he needs to be.

The world’s richest man, 50, said he rotates through spare bedrooms, citing when he has to stay in San Francisco’s Bay Area.

He told how he did not spend huge sums on accommodation for himself but admitted his private jet was the exception.

His comments came during a wide-ranging TED Talk in which he also claimed ‘almost anyone’ could save up $100,000.

The Tesla and PayPal magnate said the ‘doable’ cost for one-way tickets on his SpaceX rockets to Mars were so it was ‘available to anyone who wants to go’.

But his claims were slammed by some as ordinary Americans struggle amid spiraling inflation, soaring rental prices and rising electricity fees.

The world's richest man, 50, said he rotates through friends' bedrooms, citing when he has to stay in San Francisco's Bay Area

The world’s richest man, 50, said he rotates through friends’ bedrooms, citing when he has to stay in San Francisco’s Bay Area

In an interview with TED's Chris Anderson on Saturday, which was released last night, Musk said: 'It would be very problematic if I was spending billions of dollars a year in personal consumption, but that is not the case'

In an interview with TED’s Chris Anderson on Saturday, which was released last night, Musk said: ‘It would be very problematic if I was spending billions of dollars a year in personal consumption, but that is not the case’

In an interview with TED’s Chris Anderson on Saturday, which was released last night, Musk said: ‘It would be very problematic if I was spending billions of dollars a year in personal consumption, but that is not the case.’

He continued: ‘In fact I don’t even own a home right now, I’m literally staying at friends’ places.

‘If I travel to the Bay Area, which is where most of Tesla’s engineering is, I basically rotate through friends’ spare bedrooms.

‘I don’t have a yacht. I really don’t take vacations. It’s not as though my personal consumption is high.

‘I mean the one exception is a plane, but if I don’t use the plane then I have less hours to work.’

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