Infamous Tesla CEO Elon Musk is deadly serious about ridding himself of material possessions, he told Joe Rogan in a Thursday podcast.
Elon’s previous visit to Joe Rogan did not come without controversy and in fact, affected the stock price. But this time, was more refined and spoke about his “attachment to the material world” and will be “selling almost all physical possessions,” he said on Twitter last week.
“I’m slightly sad about it … possessions weigh you down. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. I don’t spend time in most of them and that doesn’t seem like a good use of assets,” he said on Rogan’s podcast.
Since Musk became a billionaire, people see him differently, he said.
Musk and his girlfriend Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, welcomed a baby boy into the world May 4 and named him X Æ A-12.
Rogan asked Musk how to pronounce the name, to which Musk replied, “X Ash A 12.”
Musk says the X is just “X” and the A-12 is just “A 12.” Musk said it was Grimes’ idea — she “mostly came up with the name.”
Grimes has also tweeted an explanation of their son’s name. The A-12 part is based on the Archangel-12 plane, and the precursor to their favorite aircraft, the SR-71.
Tesla shares traded up 5.05% to $819.42& on Friday. The stock has a 52-week high of $968.99 and a 52-week low of $176.99.