Elon Musk’s homes for sale after vowing to ‘sell all possessions’

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Rumours that Elon Musk is selling his possessions may be a reality, after reports of two luxury multi-million-dollar homes in California have been listed for sale.
The billionaire founder of Tesla and SpaceX posted a series of tweets on Friday, saying he would sell most of his physical possessions, including a home formerly owned by Willy Wonka actor Gene Wilder.
“I am selling almost all physical possessions. (I) will own no house,” Musk posted to Twitter.
“Just one stipulation on sale: I own Gene Wilder’s old house. It cannot be torn down or lose any its soul.”
Among Friday’s tweets, Musk claimed that Tesla’s value was too high, causing its stock price to drop sharply.
He later tried to clarify the reason for listing the homes, saying on Twitter, “Don’t need the cash. Devoting myself to Mars and Earth. Possession just weigh you down.”
Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk (pictured). (AP/AAP)
On Monday, two properties that belong to Musk were listed on American real-estate website Zillow with a combined $US40 million ($A62.2m) price tag.

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The first listing, is a ranch style home complete with pool and guest cottage, formerly owned by Wilder, is listed for $US9.5 million ($A14.8m).
The second, just up the road, is a home with seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a two-story library, theatre, pool, tennis court, fruit orchard and other features, that overlooks the Bel Air Country Club. 
Musk bought the property for $US17 million ($A26.4m) in 2013 and now has a sale price of $US30 million ($A46.6m).
One of the homes, worth $A46.6 million, has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a two-story library, theatre, pool, tennis court and a fruit orchard. (Zillow)
Musk is believed to own several homes in California – the Wall Street Journal reported last year that he and associated companies had spent $US100 million ($A155.5m) on seven properties in the state.
However, it is unclear whether the listings are genuine amid speculation that the real-estate website had been hacked.
“We don’t know – everyone is trying to find out,” Zillow estate agent told the Los Angeles Times.
The listings and Musk’s comments about selling his belongings come days after he slammed coronavirus stay-at-home orders in an expletive-laced statement during Tesla’s quarterly earnings call.
Health officials have said such orders, which forced Tesla to temporarily halt work at its Northern California manufacturing facility, are important to slowing the spread of the virus.
Musk likened the restrictions to “fascism” and “forcibly imprisoning people in their homes.”
It was just the latest in a months-long pattern of Musk sharing information and making comments about coronavirus, mostly on Twitter, that contradict public health guidance about the pandemic.
Elon Musk and newborn son
Elon Musk and his newborn son. (Twitter/ElonMusk)
This comes as Musk, 48, and Canadian singer Grimes, 32, welcomed their first child together.
The birth of his son, has sparked controversy over the near-impossible to pronounce name ‘X Æ A-12 Musk.’
Sharing the news of the bub’s arrival on Twitter on Tuesday, the businessman wrote: “Mom & baby all good”.