He’s SpaceX founder Elon Musk and we are taking a look at 10 Expensive things he owns.
10. Bel Air Home
Thought to have cost the billionaire $17 Million dollars, this massive mansion is located in the quiet Californian suburbs of Bel Air.
The 20,248-square-foot mansion has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a giant screening room, a pool, and a tennis court.
The home overlooks the Bel Air Country Club and is divided into four different wings and there is a large living room and the gigantic kitchen has a brick ceiling and a large central island.
The house plays host to a large home gym and the heated pool outside has a large decking and entertainment area.
9. Tesla Roadster
Costing around $200,000 dollars the Tesla Roadster has a top speed of above 250 MPH and a 0-60 speed of 1.9 seconds.
The car has a range of 630 miles, seats 4 people, is completely all-electric and features a removable Glass Roof stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience.
Elon Musk has made plans to send his version of the car into space in what is set to be the first launch of the new Dragon Capsule from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Only 1000 models of the founders series were ever made and these were sold for a reduced price of $189,000 dollars.
8. X.com Domain Name
The second ever company that was owned by Elon Musk back in 2002 and the company would later go on to become one of the biggest online banks in the world.
The X.com domain name most recently belonged to PayPal who confirmed that musk had purchased the domain name back.
The domain name was linked to the Boring Company website, and PayPal have not confirmed how much the domain name was sold for.
Single figure domain names are some of the most expensive in the world, and with the letter X being lucky in Chinese, you can expect either a 7 or 8 figure sum of money.
7. McLaren F1 Hypercar
Purchased by Elon Musk after he sold his company, Zip2 for $300 Million Dollars, he did not have this car long before suffering a serious accident with PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel.
The greatest and quite possibly one of the most expensive cars of its time, The McLaren F1 Hypercar has an average price tag of $12 Million Dollars.
Powered by a BMW 6.1-liter 627-horsepower V-12 engine, the hand-built, carbon-fiber hypercar is capable of a crazy top speed of 240 mph.
The car boasted some very unique features, such as a Formula One-inspired driver’s seat and an engine compartment that is lined with 24-karat gold!
The McLarens F1 has a 0-to-60-mph acceleration time of just 3.2-seconds and its reported that Elon Musk managed to get just 11,000 miles on the clock before his accident.
Rising like a phoenix out of the ashes Solar City is a Subsidiary of Tesla inc and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
SolarCity markets, manufactures, and installs residential and commercial solar panels in the US and is thought to be worth somewhere in the region of $3.5 billion dollars.
In 2014 the company announced its plans to build a $900 million dollar giga factory in Buffalo New York with the creation of 1500 jobs.
One of the reasons Elon Musk acquired the company was, in his words, “To Create a seamlessly integrated Tesla battery & solar power product that looks beautiful”
As of May 2016, SolarCity operates in 20 jurisdictions: Hawaii, the District of Columbia, and 18 other states on the West Coast, in the Southwest, and in the Northeast.
Still in development, the Hyper-loop project was first conceived by Elon Musk in 2013 with a proposed route between San Fransisco and Los Angeles.
The hyper-loop system would propel passengers along the 350-mile route at an average speed of around 600 mph, with a top speed of 760 mph allowing for a travel time of around 35 minutes.
Costs for the project are not thought to be cheap for the suggested route and were thought to close in on around US$6 billion for a passenger-only version, and US$7.5 billion for a larger version that can transport both passengers and vehicles.
Elon Musk’s company SpaceX built an approximately 1-mile-long sub-scale track for its pod design competition at its headquarters in Hawthorne, California and a number of tests have already been carried out for the project.
Created by entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist Peter Thiel and several other associates, PayPal became one of the biggest online payment processors in the world before it was aquired by eBay for $1.5 Billion dollars in 2002.
Established in 1998, the company supports online money transfers and continue’s to serve as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders.
The company has its initial public offering in 2002 and is thought to be worth somewhere in the region of $14 Billion Dollars.
Elon Musk’s company X.com merged with the company in March 2000 and X.com was re-branded pay-pal later that year.
In January 2008, PayPal acquired Fraud Sciences, a privately held Israeli start-up company with expertise in online risk tools, for $169 million, in order to enhance PayPal’s fraud management systems.
3. Audi Q7
With a recommended price tag of around $70,000 dollars, Elon Musk’s Audi Q7 is both stylish, fast and luxurious.
The car has a top speed of 134.2 to 144.8 mph, a 0-60 speed of 4.7 – 7.1 secs and a 3.0L V6 diesel engine.
While he owns or owned the car, as we are not sure, he described the car as having issues with the back seat.
2. Hamann BMW M5
The BMW M5 is an upgraded version of the 5-series sedan that packs a 560-hp twin-turbo V-8 punch and comes from a long line of high-performance sedans tuned by BMW’s M division.
With a top speed of 189 miles per hour, the car is Larger and heavier than ever, remains seriously fast and is one of the best BMW cars for running around a test track.
The car comes with all-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission, a 4.4 litre force-fed V8 engine and a 0-60 speed of 4.1 – 4.2 seconds.
The car is thought to have cost Elon Musk around $110,000 dollars and it is currently un-clear if he still owns it.
1. Elon Musk & Space X
The pride and joy of Elon Musk’s empire, Space X is an Space Exploration and American aerospace manufacturer that was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk.
The company has won several contracts to re-supply the international space station and deliver several high profile satellites into orbit for various government organisations.
The company was most recently involved in the launch of the secret government satellite code-named Zuma, that was reported to have been lost after the company delivered it into orbit.
As of December 2017, space X has been valued at around $20 Billion Dollars and the company has also raised an additional $1 Billion Dollars in funding from Google.
The company has also made plans to be one of the first to expand into the Lunar Tourism Market and plans to be the first to land a man on mars sometime in the 2020’s.
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