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Elon Musk reveals how he converted his house into a nightclub back in college to pay rent

New Delhi, IndiaEdited By: Sayan GhoshUpdated: May 05, 2022, 05:14 PM IST
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This handout image released by TED Conferences shows Tesla chief Elon Musk speaking during an interview with head of TED Chris Anderson (out of frame) at the TED2022: A New Era conference in Vancouver, Canada Photograph:(AFP)

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The Tesla CEO has been the founder of a number of companies but while replying to a Twitter user, he revealed that he once transformed his house into a nightclub in order to earn money for rent.

 Elon Musk has been a major talking point in the past couple of weeks as the billionaire tech entrepreneur bought Twitter in a $44 billion deal. There have been a number of opinions regarding his takeover of Twitter and even his appearance at the Met Gala created major headlines.

The Tesla CEO has been the founder of a number of companies but while replying to a Twitter user, he revealed that he once transformed his house into a nightclub in order to earn money for rent.

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If being born to a well-off family is why @ElonMusk succeeded extravagantly in life then explain to me why all these rich kids go to art school, never get a job, and waste away, the user tweeted.

Replying to the post, Musk said - “Yeah, kids starting with lots of money usually have much less motivation than those who have nothing. When we started our first company (Zip2) in 95, I had over $100k of student debt, a computer I built myself and a few thousand dollars”.

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Following this interaction, another Twitter user called Pranay Pathole joined the conversation and said – “And here people spread lies about you already belonging to a wealthy family & that your dad owned an emerald mine. While starting Zip2 you guys didn't have a place to stay & had to shower at YMCA. Also, while in college didn't u guys turn ur room in a nightclub to afford rent?”

“Yeah, we paid for rent by turning the house into a nightclub & charging $5,” Musk replied.