Inside Elon Musk’s $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

Despite saying he couch surfs and currently doesn’t have a home, Elon Musk admits he does have one luxury – his $66.5 million private jet.

In 2016, the Tesla CEO purchased a Gulfstream G650ER, a favorite aircraft among the one percent – including soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and Amazon founder Jeff BezosBusiness Insider reported.

Musk’s flying habits have been well documented over the years, and in 2018 alone he flew on over 250 flights across the U.S, Europe and Asia and spent $700,000 on his plane, the Washington Post reported.

There is even a Twitter account with the handle @ElonJet that tracks the location of the private plane and, according to the account, Musk’s jet landed in Austin, the new location of Telsa headquarters, last Thursday.

Inside Elon Musk’s $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

‘In fact I don’t even own a home right now, I’m literally staying at friends’ places.

Inside Elon Musk's $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet
Inside Elon Musk’s $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

He said he did not spend huge sums on accommodation for himself but admitted his private jet was the exception.

‘I mean the one exception is a plane, but if I don’t use the plane then I have less hours to work,’ he said of his private jet.

Musk’s 99-foot-long luxury jet is a fair trade off for an actual home, coming equipped with multiple big-screen televisions, fresh air circulation and 195 square feet for luggage storage, Gulfstream said.

Earlier this week the world’s richest man, 50, revealed he does not own his own home and ‘literally’ couch surfs at his friends’ houses depending on where he needs to be.Inside Elon Musk's $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

Musk told TED’s Chris Anderson that he rotates through spare bedrooms, citing when he has to stay in San Francisco’s Bay Area.

Inside Elon Musk’s $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

‘In fact I don’t even own a home right now, I’m literally staying at friends’ places.

He said he did not spend huge sums on accommodation for himself but admitted his private jet was the exception. Inside Elon Musk's $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

‘I mean the one exception is a plane, but if I don’t use the plane then I have less hours to work,’ he said of his private jet.

Musk’s 99-foot-long luxury jet is a fair trade off for an actual home, coming equipped with multiple big-screen televisions, fresh air circulation and 195 square feet for luggage storage, Gulfstream said. Gulfstream G650ER jets (model pictured) feature fold up tables stowed at the side of the plane can be combined to form a large dining room table to feed any guest on board

The jet also features a spacious laboratory and four large living room spaces featuring cream-colored leather seats and wood furniture.

One of the living spaces includes a VIP cabin with a sliding door perfect for holding private meetings. It has a sofa as well as a flat screen television.

The total of 19 seats in the living spaces all recline and have footrests, and can be converted into beds. Fold up tables stowed at the side of the plane can be combined to form a large dining room table where guest on board can dine.

Inside Elon Musk’s $66.5million Gulfstream G650ER private jet

Musk’s living arrangements have been widely speculated in the past, with him tweeting last year his main home was a $50,000 rental from SpaceX in Texas.

But his post in June also saw him admit to owning an ‘events house’ in the Bay Area of San Francisco.

Yet the Wall Street Journal reported in December he had actually been staying in a mansion in Austin owned by his PayPal cofounder Ken Howery.

The house, believed to be 8,000 sq ft and worth $12million, was the most expensive place in the city when it was bought in 2018.

Meanwhile in May 2020 Musk tweeted: ‘I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.’

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