This Wildly Eccentric Billionaire CEO Lives In A Tiny, Tiny Trailer

Less is more.

For all the rarity of billionaires, we hear an awful lot about their lavish, often unrestrained spending. But Tony Hsieh, an almost-billionaire with a net worth of $820 million, is the a living anomaly to this pattern.

As the CEO of online shoe company Zappos, Hsieh could have his pick of palatial mansions or private islands to call home. Instead, the 41-year-old opts to live in a trailer in Downtown Las Vegas. 

For $950 a month in rent, Hsieh lives in Airstream Park in a 250-square-foot mobile home that has all the basic amenities. Hsieh's neighbors include an alpaca and four chickens.

"I've probably lived in 10 places my entire life," he told ABC News, "and this is definitely my favorite so far."


As the CEO of a well-known shoe company, you'd expect Hsieh to own a wide collection of shoes. But that's where he surprises, again — Hsieh owns only four pairs of footwear: flip-flops, sneakers, slippers and Donald J. Pliner loafers for when he attends more formal events.

As one of the more unconventional billionaire CEOs out there, Hsieh's company, Zappos, also follows the unusual workplace culture called Holacracy that does away with top-down company hierarchy.

As for his own lifestyle choices, Hsieh summed it up as such: "I care a lot more about experiences than stuff."

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(H/T: ABC News)


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