Elon Musk Has Moved to Texas, Leaving California Behind

The move brings him closer to his Boring Company, and SpaceX's Boca Chica site.
Fabienne Lang

Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that he's moved from California to Texas, something he's been hinting at since Spring. 

Musk made the announcement at The Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO Council summit. 

Some of the reasons for Tesla's CEO's move could be linked to him being closer to SpaceX's Boca Chica site, his Boring Company's headquarters, as well as Tesla's upcoming gigafactory based in Texas

As of now, Tesla's main headquarters will remain in California, a state with which Musk has been battling against since the start of the pandemic. 


A few days ago, CNBC hinted at Musk's move from California to the Lone Star State, and now it appears to be going ahead. 

However, cozying up closer to some of his companies isn't Musk's only reason for the state shift. Musk has also stated his displeasure with California's complacency when it comes to economic environments. As home to some of the world's most influential companies, California has been relying on this power for too long. 

It's been a while coming. Back in early May, Musk posted on Twitter that not only he, but that "Tesla will move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately."

Granted, that hasn't happened and it's not looking likely to happen anytime soon — although we wouldn't put it past Musk, who has a tendency to follow through with his Twitter musings. 

Moving to Texas is also rather beneficial for Musk in terms of taxes, too, as there's no state income tax in the state. Compare that with California that has the highest in the country, and Musk is out to save a load of cash. 

Musk recently became the world's second-richest person, sitting behind Amazon's Jeff Bezos in top place. Could this move make him the first?

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