With a net worth of US$190.3 billion, Elon Musk is best known as the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.
Much known to the world is his revolutionary tech ideas, his relentless working schedule and the occasional controversial tweets, but few knew his taste in wine and spirits.
When it comes to booze, the billionaire once said in interview that his preferred tipple is whisky. His love for wine was however revealed in one of his many controversial tweets.
Describing his perfect day to relax, he wrote: “A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien … and magic!” The bizarre tweet promoted the drug maker Sanofi to reiterate that Ambien, a sleeping drug, should not be taken with alcohol to avoid increased risks of side effects.
A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien … and magic!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2017
Known for working 120 hours a week, Musk’s tweet was actually a throwback of his sharings on how he relaxes after work during an earlier Tesla annual shareholder conference.
Musk’s wine odyssey also led his company SpaceX to ship a large cargo that includes 320 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vine to space in March 2020.
SpaceX also delivered 12 bottles of Pétrus to the International Space Station in November 2019 in an experiment conducted by Space Cargo Unlimited. The wine was sent back to Earth after 14 months and was auctioned at Christie’s.