The businessman explained that building a city on the Red Planet will require significant investments. That’s one of the reasons he decides to sell his property. The other is his desire to show how determined he is when it comes to Mars.
“In practice, I will have nothing financially valuable except shares in companies,” Musk told Business Insider. – When the situation is tense at work, I prefer to sleep in the office. “I will need a house if I have children, but even then I can rent one,” he said.
In early January, it became known that as a result of the rise in the price of Tesla shares, Musk’s fortune exceeded $ 185 billion. As a result, he became the richest man in the world, surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has held the title for the past three years.
In late 2020, Musk announced plans to build an autonomous city on Mars that would not depend on Earth for its survival. It does not intend to comply with terrestrial laws outside of Earth and the Moon, but wants to be based on the principles of self-government “established by good will.” By 2050, the businessman plans to send one million people to the Red Planet.