(ORDO NEWS) — Last year, the entrepreneur already announced his readiness to sell all his property. Explaining then his decision, Musk said: “The property is just pulling you down.” The media associated such plans of a businessman with a move to Texas.
The founder of the space company SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, who became the richest man in the world on Thursday, January 7, decided to sell all his property in order to colonize Mars. Business Insider reports.
According to the businessman, the planned construction of a city on Mars will require significant investments. According to him, this is one of the reasons that may force him to part with his property. Another reason, Musk noted, is to show the world how determined he is when it comes to colonizing Mars.
“In fact, I will have almost no property of monetary value other than company shares. When things get tense at work, I like to just sleep in the factory or in the office. And, obviously, some kind of accommodation is needed if my children are there. But I can just take it off or something else, ”said the entrepreneur.
As Business Insider notes, after Musk overtook Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in the list of the richest people in the world, he changed the pinned post on his Twitter page. There he posted his entry, dated 2018, in which he promised to allocate half of his fortune for the construction of a city on Mars.
Musk previously said that by 2050 he plans to send 1 million people to Mars and build a fleet of 1,000 starships to ferry them there. For those who cannot afford to fly to Mars, Musk has announced his willingness to provide loans, as well as jobs on the Red Planet.
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