A man of the future, Elon Musk’s revolutionary ideas and inventions reignited the American dream of conquering the space. However, before the tech genius has to conquer the world beyond and be Mars’ first resident, it seems that he is conquering California.
The billionaire inventor has become a homeowner to six residences in Bel-Air and one in the northern part totaling to seven. His Golden State portfolio is reportedly worth $100 million, which is just a very slight dent to his $23-billion net worth.
How did Elon manage to collect all of these houses? Well, aside from the wealth that can let him buy a city if he wanted to, he has also been buying his neighbor’s houses since he bought his first Bel-Air home in December 2012, or a year after his divorce with Talulah Riley.
First Bel-Air Homes
For his first property in the posh neighborhood, he paid a handsome $17 million for a 20,000-square-foot chateau sitting on a massive 1.67-acre lot.
The seven-bedroom, seven-bath mansion is near the Bel-Air Country club and boasts some of the finest amenities like a two-level library, exterior entertainment areas, pool, tennis courts, and a five-car (in this case maybe five Tesla) garage.
Fast-forward to eight months after he and Talulah remarried, the aerospace CEO got his hands on a property just across this. This time he paid $6.75 million for a modest 2,760-square-foot home previously owned by the late Gene Wilder.
The Willy Wonka actor put the place up for $2.725 million in 2007 and a couple got the place. They made renovations to the place and stayed in it for a while.
When Elon got a hold of the ranch-style home, he converted it to a non-traditional private school for his kids.
His next purchase is a big one — he made this in the summer of 2015 when things are not doing well between him and the missus. The English actress just filed for a second divorce seven months earlier, but they got back together during that summer.
At that time, the SpaceX CEO got a six-bedroom home worth $20 million for his marriage’s complicated setup. The 7,000-square-foot residence was just a few blocks away from his first two homes and nestled on a 3.41-acre lot.
Also around this time, he has acquired a dainty 2,963-square-foot home located at the ridge sloping towards his $20-million mansion. He shelled out a not-so-grand $4.3 million for this modest four-bedroom place.
He might have liked the location of this home because in September 2016, he acquired a modern-style house for $24.25 million just across the quaint abode. He bought the geometric residence before it was even listed up, making the transaction incognito.
This may seem to be the tech tycoon’s most expensive real estate move but his purchase in 2017 is a very close second. He acquired a centenarian mansion for $23 million in the summer of that year, which is located in Hillsborough, practically near the Tesla headquarters.
His latest Bel-Air acquisition is a 4,000-square foot colonial home he got in January 2019 for $6.4 million.