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Elon Musk willing to sell his Tesla stock to end world hunger on his terms

/ 11:21 AM November 02, 2021

Elon Musk is willing to adhere to the UN’s goal to end world hunger. As the world’s richest man, he said he will sell Tesla’s stock worth $6 billion and donate it to the UN. Only if the global organization can comply with his terms.

This all started in response to David Beasley’s tweet. He’s the UN’s head for the World Food Programme (WFP). With Beasley’s initiatives of ending work hunger, he’s been campaigning for the world’s richest to give even just on a “one-time basis.” The donation will all fund a budget for food shortages that affect tens of millions of people.

In the tweet mentioned, Beasley cited Musk’s $36 billion increase of net worth. This is following Hertz’s acquisition of 100,000 Tesla units. He mentioned that even just one-sixth of this increase ($6 billion) can already help save 42 million people from hunger.


Following Beasley’s tweet, Elon Musk replied with a tweet probing “exactly how” this $6 billion can help fix world hunger. Then he added that he will sell Tesla stock immediately and donate the $6 billion.

Beasley told a CNN interview that the world’s wealthiest can give a combined “$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated.”

Moreover, Musk added in another tweet, “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”

But researcher Dr. Eli David questioned it and Beasley said that $6 billion can’t solve world hunger. However, it “will prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration, and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation.” Beasley also added that “It is an unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises.”

Musk’s guarantee

While David also questioned Beasley why the WFP wasn’t able to solve world hunger with its collected budget of $8.4 billion in 2020, he also cited that only $6 billion was required to end world hunger.

Moreover, Beasley continued tweeting Musk with an assurance. He assured that WFP has a “system in place for transparency and open source accounting.” He also said that Musk’s team can even work with WFP to review expenses and trust the body’s goals.

Beasley also offered to show Musk the plan and let it be an open book. If Musk will agree to a meeting. While WFP’s website is calling for its urgent need of $6.6 billion to make the goal possible, its “expertise, deep-field presence and operational scale can stop famine in its tracks. It can also steer people away from the edge of starvation.”

In addition, the global body also highlights the list of world hunger causes. They also cited the countries that are most in need. These countries are Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.

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