Elon Musk challenges UN, offers $6 billion to ‘end world hunger’

CEO and chief executive of Tesla, Elon Musk, has offered to give  $6 billion in stock to end world hunger by challenging the UN to show how the money contributes to ending the hunger.

The statement came after UNWFP chief David Beasley said people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos can solve world hunger. “$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated,” said David Beasley to CNN.

“If WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6 billion will solve world hunger, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it,” Elon Musk tweeted. Elon Musk challenged the United Nations official’s claim that 2% of his wealth could help solve world hunger. Elon also said, “It must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”

Beasley replied to Musk’s post on Twitter, saying he could assure the billionaire that the WFP had the systems in place for transparency and open source accounting. He further said “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, or climate crises. 

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According to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, Elon Musk is the richest man in the world with a net worth of $311 billion. According to reports, the company Tesla became the sixth company in US history to be worth $1 trillion and the second fastest to achieve that milestone after Facebook. If the amount is calculated, the $6 billion amount would be just a small fraction of Musk’s current net worth of $311 billion, and less than the $9.3 billion his wealth increased on Oct. 29 alone.

Moreover, one of Musk’s biggest projects at present is getting humans to Mars. Musk had finally put a date on the timeline to get humans to Mars and is expected to take place in 2026.