Elon Musk wants to solve the problem of hunger in the world… thanks to Tesla - DALTONHURD

Elon Musk wants to solve the problem of hunger in the world… thanks to Tesla

The eccentric Tesla boss offered to “solve world hunger” by selling 6 billion Tesla shares.

Could the world’s richest man end world hunger? Last month, the director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) David Beasley had invited Elon Musk on Twitter to save “42 million people from starvation” by investing $6.6 billion in an action program against hunger. A substantial sum, but which only represents 2% of Elon Musk’s total wealth, reported the site of CNN Business recently. Good news, this “unique opportunity” launched on Twitter, seems to have made its way.

Always on Twitter, Elon Musk responded to David Beasley’s invitation on Sunday. The boss of SpaceX has thus explained that he was ready to sell for 6 billion shares of Tesla to overcome hunger in the world, provided that the world food program of the UN is able to establish precisely how the funds would be used. “If the WFP can describe on this Twitter thread exactly how $6 billion will solve world hunger, I’ll sell Tesla stock right away” promised the American boss, while specifying that it should be “open source accounting, so the public can see exactly how the money is being spent”.

Obviously, Elon Musk’s pledge quickly sparked UN interest. David Beasley thus assured the American billionaire that the WFP was able to provide him with a transparent and trustworthy open-source action plan. However, he measured his words, explaining that the 6 billion would not completely eradicate hunger in the world, but that the funds will prevent “geopolitical instability, mass migration and will save 42 million people from the brink of starvation”.

It remains to be seen how Elon Musk will decide to conclude this new philanthropic opportunity. For the moment, the businessman has not responded to David Beasley’s latest messages. At the same time, Tesla is doing well. The company has just exceeded 1000 billion dollars in market valuation.

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