The information is spectacular to say the least. According Insider Markets, Elon Musk donated more than 5 million Tesla shares in November to an unnamed charity. This represents nearly 6 billion dollars if we rely on the value of the title at this time.
The billionaire did not publicly mention this generous gift but it was a statement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that revealed the news. We therefore learn that Elon Musk donated a total of 5.044 million Tesla shares between November 19 and 29. For the occasion, a trust was even created to facilitate the transaction.
Did Elon Musk keep his promise?
Also note, still according to the American media, that these donations were made just when the boss of SpaceX had to sell his shares to pay part of his taxes. He was then involved in a discussion on Twitter that caught the attention of the public.
He was responding to a statement by David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program (WFP), a United Nations agency, who explained that a donation of 6 billion dollars from the great fortunes like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos could help 42 million people not to starve.
What, the leader of Tesla had replied: “ If the WFP can describe how $6 billion will solve world hunger, I’ll sell Tesla stock right now. David Beasley then responded directly to Elon Musk on November 16 and demonstrated how he intended to concretely go about fighting famine.
We haven’t had any news since, but the donation from the Tesla boss generally corresponds to this amount and it came just after this discussion. For his part, a spokesman for the WFP did not confirm this information, saying that it is always a habit of ” leave it to the donors themselves to disclose any contributions “.
Anyway and despite this generous donation, Elon Musk has nothing to worry about for his future. He retains a fortune whose value is estimated at 227 billion dollars. If you have trouble visualizing this amount, it is possible to test this simulator which allows you to have fun spending the entrepreneur’s money.