Tech billionaire and now richest person in the world Elon Musk said he would sell some of his Tesla stock and donate $6 billion to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) if the UN could show exactly how the money would solve world hunger.
His tweet came after being called out by David Beasley who said that Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to reconsider where they are putting their money.
During an interview with CNN, David Beasley said Billionaires need to “step up now, on a one-time basis”.
The Tesla CEO, in response, took to Twitter to call out the UN official.
He wrote: “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.”
He added: “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”
Musk’s tweet came in response to a CNN headline which claimed 2% of his wealth, which is now estimated to be around $300 billion, could eradicate global hunger, with the statement being attributed to the director of the UN WFP David Beasley.
I can assure you that we have the systems in place for transparency and open source accounting. Your team can review and work with us to be totally confident of such.— David Beasley (@WFPChief) October 31, 2021