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Elon Musk Wants to Sell $ 6 Billion Tesla Shares if the UN can Eliminate Hunger

Today, the wealthiest person on the planet, Billionaire Elon Musk, has pledged to sell and donate $6 billion worth of Tesla stock if the United Nations (UN) World Food Program can prove that that amount can help end hunger in the world.


Musk’s offer followed an article by the American news channel CNN. It stated that 2 percent of Elon Musk’s wealth could end the global famine.

According to David Beasley – the director of the World Food Program – a small group of the ultra-rich should only show themselves once and donate a fraction of their wealth. He mentioned Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk by name. “Six billion to help 42 million people who will die if we leave them to their own devices. It’s not difficult,” he said.

According to Beasley, it is a combination of a number of major crises such as climate change and the corona pandemic that is causing many countries to face famine. Among others, 22.8 million people in Afghanistan and 5.2 million people in Ethiopia urgently need food. However, aid organizations are finding it difficult to get supplies on site. “We don’t have gas, we don’t have the cash to pay our people, we don’t have money, and we don’t get our trucks on site,” it sounds.

According to the billionaire’s list of business magazine Forbes, Elon Musk is currently the richest man globally, with a net worth of a whopping $292.6 billion or 253 billion euros. By comparison, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos comes in second with $195.9 billion or $169 billion.

Musk responded to Beasley’s statements via Twitter yesterday. “If the UN can say here exactly how you can use $6 billion to end hunger, I will immediately sell Tesla stock and do it,” he wrote. However, there was one clear condition: “It must be an open-source explanation so that the public can see exactly how the money is being spent.”

Beasley responded to the offer after several hours. “CNN’s piece was inaccurate,” he tweeted. “Six billion dollars will not end global famine, but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability and mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation. An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm caused by corona, conflict and the climate crisis.”

And it went even further with another call. “With your help, we can bring hope, stability and change to the future. Let’s talk. It’s not as difficult as the Falcon Heavy (the partially reusable commercial launch vehicle of the American space company SpaceX by Elon Musk, ed.). Still, there is too much at stake not to have at least a conversation. I can sit on the next flight to you. Throw me out if you don’t like what you hear.”

It’s not clear if Musk’s offer still stands after this new development. Still, the billionaire replied: “Publish your current and proposed spending in detail so people can see exactly where the money is going. Sunlight is a wonderful thing,” he said.

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