Ready to donate 2% of my wealth if UN can explain how it will solve hunger problem: Elon Musk
New Delhi : Elon Musk on Monday said that he is ready to sell some of his Tesla shares if that can solve the hunger problem in the world but under one condition.
His statement was a reaction to CNN Business report quoting United Nation World Food Programme head suggesting that billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk - the world's two richest men – could help end world hunger by donating a percentage of their wealth.
Now, the billionaire has said that he will donate $6 billion worth of Tesla stock but only if UN can explain how the money would solve world hunger.
In the interview, Beasley said billionaires could give "$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them."
“It’s not complicated," he said.
The SpaceX founder posted Sunday on Twitter: “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."
“But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent," he added.
Beasley responded to Musk on Twitter, writing $6 billion will not solve world hunger, “but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation. An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises."