If the electric cars and rockets thing doesn’t work out, maybe Elon Musk should consider a second (third? fourth?) career in real estate. Back in April, when he first listed several of his six Bel Air homes on Zillow as “for sale by owner,” few in the high-end property playground took him seriously. But, as it happened, all the ensuing free publicity brought at least one serious buyer to his doorstep.
As was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, records reveal that Musk has successfully unloaded the titanic house that’s served as his main residence in an all-cash deal. And the sale price of $29 million is barely 3% under the $30 million asking price and $12 million more than he paid for the property less than eight years ago, back in late 2012.