Newly ‘humble’ Elon Musk hits back at claims he’s secretly living in £9m mansion

Billionaire Elon Musk has been forced to deny claims he is living a life of luxury in secret.

Despite being the richest person in the world Musk announced last year that he would sell all his possessions and live a more humble lifestyle.

Instead of residing in any of his nine plush pads in California, the Tesla CEO claimed he would be renting a pre-fab box home from his other company SpaceX.

How true this is has been called into question with speculation that Musk has in fact moved in with a pal in Texas.

On May 1 2020 the 50-year-old tweeted: “I am selling all physical possessions. Will own no house.”

Musk's declaration was met with some serious backlash on social media.

One concerned follower asked: "Are you okay?"

Another: "Is this the moment? The moment I've been waiting for? The very public demise of Elon Musk, where he finally completely loses it and everyone sees him for the douche he really is?"

A third said: "Good luck with your first world billionaire problems, I hope you get through this difficult time that the universe has unjustly thrust upon you."

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The South African entrepreneur added in the original thread: "Just one stipulation on sale: I own Gene Wilder’s old house. It cannot be torn down or lose any its soul.

"My gf @Grimezsz is mad at me."

Since his announcement Musk cashed in over £1million from flogging his nine California mansions and made another £20m from selling his 47-acre property in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Seemingly snubbing the life of luxury, LadBible reports Musk told fans he’s currently living in a "~$50k house in south Texas for past 2 years" (£37k).

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He said he was renting the 'Boca Chica / Starbase' 375-square-feet pre-fab home from his own SpaceX company

It has been claimed that Musk was not spending as much time in the modest Boxabl house as he let on.

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The Wall Street Journal reported Musk was more likely to be found at fellow billionaire and PayPal co-founder Ken Howery’s mansion.

The paper added that the Tesla boss was enquiring with multiple estate agents about buying in Texas.

Musk hit back telling Insider: "The WSJ article is false. I don't live there and am not looking to buy a house anywhere."

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