Elon Musk pledges $6 billion to end world hunger

Elon Musk, the richest man in history, could soon eradicate world hunger by donating billions of dollars of his personal wealth to those in need.

A few days ago, the director of United Nations World Food Program (WFP), David Beasley, told CNN that a small group of ultra-rich people, such as Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, have the power to end world hunger. As a reminder, Elon Musk recently became the richest person in history after car rental company Hertz ordered 100,000 Teslas for its fleet.

According to the report, Elon Musk could solve the problem of hunger in the world with only 2% of his fortune, which amounts to 311 billion dollars. So that’s about $6 billion, which Beasley says could ” help 42 million people who will literally die if we do nothing “. In particular, he added that “ the combined effects of climate change, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues have many countries knocking on the door of famine “.

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Elon Musk wants UN guarantees before donating

The Tesla CEO quickly responded that he was ready to sell $6 billion in Tesla stock, but set some conditions. Indeed, Elon Musk wants the United Nations World Food Program to clearly explain its strategy on the same Twitter thread, and to use open source accounting so the public can see exactly how the money is being spent.

The lives of 42 million people who could be saved by Elon Musk’s money therefore now rest in the hands of the PAM, but David Beasley seems for the moment not to have understood the instructions, however quite clear from Elon Musk. Indeed, the leader offers to meet Elon Musk in person, but the latter has reminded that all they need to do is publish a detailed action plan.

Even if these 6 billion dollars do not represent a large enough sum to help more than 42 million people, we imagine that such a donation could push other billionaires to follow the same example to eradicate world hunger together.

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