Elon Musk vows to immediately contribute $6b to help world hunger if the UN can prove how it can be done

Elon Musk vows to immediately contribute $6b to help world hunger if the UN can prove how it can be done


The world's richest man, Elon Musk has promised to sell stocks of his company Tesla and contribute $6b to the United Nations if the body can prove that the money will end world hunger.


Last week, the director of the United Nation's World Food Programme said if the world's top billionaires just donated a fraction of their worth, millions of people who are at risk of starving to death can be saved.



David Beasley, director of the UN World Food Programme, said on CNN last week that a "one-time" donation from the top 400 billionaires, whose net worths are ever growing, in the U.S. could help save the lives of 42 million people this year.



"The world's in trouble and you're telling me you can't give me .36% of your net worth increase to help the world in trouble, in times like this?" he said.


"What if it was your daughter starving to death? What if it was your family starving to death? Wake up, smell the coffee, and help."



Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX who has an estimated net worth of $151 billion, according to Forbes, has now replied to a tweet questioning the group's figures.


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