Elon Musk vows to immediately contribute $6b to help world hunger
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has pledged to sell Tesla stock and donate $6 billion to the United Nations provided the organization can demonstrate that the money would be used to solve world hunger.
Millions of people who are on the verge of starvation could be saved if the world’s top billionaires gave a portion of their wealth, according to the director of the United Nations‘ World Food Programme.
Last week, UN World Food Programme Director David Beasley claimed on CNN that a “one-time” payment from the top 400 billionaires in the United States, whose net worths are constantly increasing, might help save the lives of 42 million people this year.
“The world is in danger, and you say you won’t be able to assist me. In times of need, you can contribute up to 36% of your net assets to help others “”globe “What exactly is this?” he inquired.
“What if it was your daughter who was dying of starvation? What if it was your own family that was on the verge of starvation? Get up, smell the coffee, and lend a hand.”
According to Forbes, Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, has a net worth of $151 billion. He has now responded to a tweet that questioned the group’s calculations.
“If WFP can explain exactly how $6 billion would eliminate world hunger on this Twitter thread, I will sell Tesla stock right now and do it,” Musk said.
“However, the accounting must be open source so that the public can see how the monies are spent.”
In response, Beasley stated that the organization had transparency and open source accounting mechanisms in place.
I can guarantee you that we have the procedures in place for open source accounting and transparency. Your team can examine and collaborate with us to ensure that this is the case.
Beasley also addressed a question on the organization’s current budget, which includes $8.4 billion in 2020.
He continued, “The $8.4 billion you mentioned covers what we’ll need to reach 115 million people with food assistance in 2020.”
“We need $6 billion extra NOW on top of our existing financial requirements due to the perfect combination of Covid, conflict, and climate shocks.”
He also shared an article from CBS News that describes how the present food problem is caused by a “toxic mix” of conflict, climate change, disasters, structural poverty, and inequality. COVID-19 has only exacerbated the situation, with the program claiming that $6 billion is required to avoid global famine this year on its website.
“6B will not end world hunger, but it will help to prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration, and the starving of 42 million people. Due to the Covid/conflict/climate crises, we are in the midst of a historic disaster and a perfect storm “In another tweet, Beasley stated.
He also stated that the organization “can provide hope, develop stability, and transform the future” with Musk’s aid.
“Let’s talk: It’s not as complicated as Falcon Heavy, but there’s far too much at stake not to at least discuss it. I’ll be able to get to you on the next flight. If you don’t like what you hear, throw me out! “he penned
Musk responded by saying: “Please make a full breakdown of your current and proposed spending public so that everyone can understand where their money is being spent. The sun is a lovely thing.”