Elon Musk to spend $ 6 billion to solve world hunger if UN shares spending plan
On October 31, 2021, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he was ready to sell Tesla shares if the World Food Program (WFP) shares a plan for how 2% of total wealth is 6 billion dollars, could solve hunger in the world. The development came days after in response to a remark from the director of the United Nations (UN) World Food Program, David Beasley, who said that a small group of ultra-rich individuals could help solve hunger in the world. world with only a fraction of their net worth.
As of November 1, 2021, the current net worth of the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, has jumped to $ 311 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
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WFP director calls on billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to step up to end world hunger
Billionaires must “step up now, on a one-time basis, Beasley said.” $ 6 billion to help 42 million people who will literally die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated, ”Beasley added in an interview on CNN.
In response, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that if PAM can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $ 6 billion will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla shares right away and do it. Musk also added, “Please post your current and proposed spending in detail so people can see exactly where the money is going.”
But it has to be open source accounting, so the public can see precisely how the money is spent.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
October 31, 2021
How 2% of Elon Musk’s Total Wealth Will Help Solve Global Hunger, Says WFP Director David Beasley
David Beasley further pointed out that the 2 percent that represents $ 6 billion of Musk’s total wealth “will prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people from the brink of starvation.” He explained that $ 6 billion will help alleviate the “unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, as well as global climate crises. “
In response to Musk’s tweet to release the spending plans in public, Beasley tweeted, “I can assure you that we have the systems in place for transparency and open source accounting. Your team can review and work with us to be completely confident.
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