Elon Musk is ready to spend $6 billion to end world hunger, asks UN to provide a plan
Elon Muskis ready to donate $6 billion to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
- He has asked WFP to provide proof how $6 billion will help end world hunger.
- Musk is ready to sell his Tesla shares to donate $6 billion.
AdvertisementElon Musk, the world’s richest man, has said that he is willing to sell his Tesla stock and spends $6 billion to end world hunger. This comes in response to a tweet made by David Beasley, director of the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).
In his tweet, Beasley had mentioned the $36 billion increase in Musk’s net worth after Hertz ordered 100,000 Teslas. He added that one-sixth of this increase, which is $6 billion, could help save 42 million people who are suffering from famine.
@DrEliDavid If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6B will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1635688255000
After this, Elon posted a tweet asking ‘exactly how’ the $6 billion will help solve world hunger. He further added that he will immediately sell Tesla stock and fund the $6 billion.
In another tweet, Musk added, “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”
However, after being questioned by Dr. Eli David, a researcher, Beasley said that $6 billion will not solve world hunger but “will prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation.” He added that it is “An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises.”
David had asked Beasley why the WFP was not able to solve the world hunger despite raising $8.4 billion in 2020 if all it required was $6 billion.
Beasley then started tweeting to Musk, assuring him that WFP has a “system in place for transparency and open source accounting,”. He added that Musk’s team can review and work with WFP to be confident about this.
“With your help we can bring hope, build stability and change the future. Let’s talk: It isn’t as complicated as Falcon Heavy, but too much at stake to not at least have a conversation. I can be on the next flight to you. Throw me out if you don’t like what you hear!” added Beasley.
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