Elon Musk ‘selling his last house’ to fund colony for humans on Mars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he plans to sell his "last remaining house" after vowing to sell off all his possessions to fund a colony of people living on Mars.

The SpaceX founder and tech billionaire previously vowed in May of 2020 to sell off all of his physical possessions and "own no house" before launching a Mars colony by 2050.

His house, situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, had been rented out for "events".

In a tweet shared late on Sunday, Musk wrote: "Decided to sell my last remaining house. Just needs to go to a large family who will live there. It's a special place.

Musk said last week that he had sold all his other houses, and added that he rented his main property in Boca Chica, Texas, from his aerospace company SpaceX.

"It's going to take a lot of resources to build a city on Mars," Musk told Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Insider's parent company, Axel Springer, in a December interview.

"I want to be able to contribute as much as possible to the city on Mars. That means just a lot of capital."

He had also previously tweeted on Wednesday: "Yeah, [I] sold my houses, except for 1 in Bay Area that’s rented out for events.

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"Working on sustainable energy for Earth with Tesla & protecting future of consciousness by making life multi-planetary with SpaceX."

It comes after the billionaire laughed off a threat from a group claiming to be hackers Anonymous – who told him he’d "met his match".

Last weekend, a social media account claiming to be connected with the group uploaded a video that lashed out at the SpaceX CEO.

Musk was accused of showing a "clear disregard for the average working person".

In recent weeks, the 49-year-old has posted several negative tweets about Bitcoin, as its share price has fallen.

Musk was told in the footage: "Recently your carefully created public image is being exposed and people are beginning to see you as nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention.

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"It seems that the games you have played with the crypto markets have destroyed lives. Millions of retail investors were really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives.

"You may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you have met your match. We are Anonymous, we are legion, expect us."

A Twitter account associated with Anonymous later claimed that the video had not been produced by them.

The Tesla CEO then shared two laughing emojis and a meme of "hackers in movies" mocking the video and its producers.

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