Elon is demanding proof!
Recently, the director of the UN’s World Food Programme, David Beasley, begged billionaires to step up and help feel people starving across the world.
According to Yahoo, Beasley criticized billionaires and told them all they needed in donations was simply $6 billion dollars and they would SOLVE worldwide starvation.
Beasley then personally attacked Tesla founder Elon Musk and noted that Musk made $36 billion in a single day. Beasley then said that just 1/6th of Musk’s earnings for the day would end world hunger and save 42 million lives.
$36 billion in one day – @elonmusk‘s net worth increase due to a @Tesla / @Hertz deal. Congratulations, Elon! 1/6 of your one day increase would save 42 million lives that are knocking on famine’s door. Unprecedented crisis. Unprecedented wealth. Help!! https://t.co/n4hfpl5NRE
— David Beasley (@WFPChief) October 28, 2021
That’s when things turned interesting and Musk directly called out Beasley and said that if he can show Musk the math, that $6.6 billion can actually end world hunger, he would sell Tesla shares immediately and personally donate right away.
The world needs to wake up. We’ve got a global humanitarian crisis on our hands that is spiraling out of control. 42M people in 43 countries face famine NOW.
All we need is $6.6B—just .36% of the top 400 US billionaires’ net worth increase last year. Is that too much to ask?? pic.twitter.com/YMD7zuPwsf
— David Beasley (@WFPChief) October 27, 2021
Here is Musk’s tweet demanding the WFP (World Food Programme) show the math behind their claims:
But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 31, 2021