Elon musk, founder of Space X, said he was willing to sell his shares of Tesla under the condition that the United Nations (UN) explain how you can solve the hunger problem in the world with 6 billion dollars.
The billionaire’s challenge was a response to the call of David beasley, director of the UN World Food Program (WFP), who asked the richest men in the world, such as Musk and the co-founder of Amazon, Jeff bezos, donate $ 6 billion to help save 42 million people from death due to food shortage.
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“If he World Food Program You can describe in this Twitter thread exactly how USD 6 billion will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla shares right now and I will, ”wrote Elon Musk in open defiance of the UN.
Elon musk added as a condition to sell its shares of Tesla and donate that “must be an accounting of Open Source, so that the public can see precisely how the money is being spent ”.
“Take a step forward now, just once,” he said. David beasley when he called the richest people in the world to donate part of his fortune and help solve the problem of hunger.
The director of the World Food Program responded to Musk in the Twitter thread, assuring that the team of the multimillionaire you can work with them to ensure that it is safe.
“$ 6 billion will not solve the world hungerbut they WILL AVOID geopolitical instability, mass migration, and save 42 million people from the brink of starvation. An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid / conflict /climate crisisBeasley replied.
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“The USD 8.4 billion you refer to covers what we needed to reach 115 million people in 2020 with food assistance. We need an additional USD 6 billion now in addition to our existing funding requirements due to the perfect storm of the aggravated impact of Covid-19, conflicts and climate shocks, ”he added.
According to Bloomberg, Elon Musk’s fortune amounts to $ 311 billion, so the amount they have asked him to donate would equal 2 percent of his wealth.
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