“I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it.” – Elon Musk confronts the UN after they claimed 2% of his wealth can “solve world hunger.”
During a recent interview with CNN’s Connect the World, the director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme(WFP), David Beasley, has claimed that just 2% of Elon Musk’s fortune can help solve world hunger. The American politician said:
“$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated.”
"$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don't reach them. It's not complicated."@WFPChief calls on world billionaires to step up now, on a one-time basis.
— World Food Programme (@WFP) October 28, 2021
WFP’s director added:
“This is just heartbreaking. I am not asking them to do this every day, every week, every year. We have a one time crisis, a perfect storm, on conflate climate change and COVID. It’s a one time phenomenon.”
Upon learning about the UN’s allegations, Elon Musk himself said he is genuinely willing to sell Tesla stock if they come up with an actual plan on how his money could help solve the global issue, as per Daily Mail.
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) October 31, 2021
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO clarified:
“But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”
Beasley’s CNN interview comes after he commented on Elon Musk becoming the richest man alive.
Congratulations to @elonmusk for passing up @JeffBezos as the world’s richest person – worth a whopping $221B! 🥇 Elon, to celebrate I’m offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity: help us save 42M people from starvation for just $6.6B!! Offer expires SOON.. and lives do too.
— David Beasley (@WFPChief) October 19, 2021
By the time of writing, Elon Musk is considered the wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $292.6 B. Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, comes second with $195.9 B.
Meanwhile, Musk’s electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla has recently joined a group of corporations valued at more than $1trillion. According to experts, the 50-year-old entrepreneur could become the world’s first trillionaire.
TESLA EXTENDS GAIN TO 9.6%, HITTING $1 TRILLION MARKET VALUE https://t.co/8yQFwUqLrf pic.twitter.com/BB5RHRjyqW
— Bloomberg (@business) October 25, 2021