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UN WFP Director Says 2% Of Elon Musk’s Wealth Could Solve World Hunger, Elon Musk Responds


UN WFP Director Says 2% Of Elon Musk’s Wealth Could Solve World Hunger, Elon Musk Responds

Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and business tycoon, is the world’s richest person and recently the Executive Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley has made a tweet on how Elon Musk can help in solving the world’s hunger problem.

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During an interview, David Beasley stated that $6-billion donation from the top two richest persons Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos will be of great use in helping those 42 million people who may lose their lives if UN doesn’t reach to them.

The total net worth of Elon Musk is said to be $289 billion and $6 billion is just 2 percent of his total wealth.

Soon David Beasley’s statement attracted reactions and Dr. Eli David, the researcher and founder of Deep Instinct, took a jibe at Beasley when he tweeted,

“Fact check:  2% of @elonmusk’s wealth is $6B

In 2020 the UN World Food Program (WFP) raised $8.4B. How come it didn’t ‘solve world hunger’?”

Shortly Elon Musk also reacted on it and promised to sell the stocks of Tesla if WFP explains how it will solve the problem of world hunger. Elon Musk’s tweet read, “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.”

Elon Musk also demanded that the accounting process should be open so that public should be able to see how money is spent. He tweeted, “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”

David Beasley also notices the tweet of Elon Musk and he makes it clear that he never meant to say $6 billion will solve the problem of world hunger but it is a one-time donation which can help them save 42 million lives from a type of serious hunger crisis which the world has never faced before.

He tweeted, “@DrEliDavid, We’ve never said $6B would solve world hunger. This is a one-time donation to save 42 million lives during this unprecedented hunger crisis.”

In another tweet, he wrote, “@elonmusk! Headline not accurate. $6B will not solve world hunger, but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation. An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises.””

He also responded on the question made by Dr. Eli David regarding $8.4 billion which was raised by WFP in 2020 as he stated, “The $8.4B you refer to covers what we needed to reach 115 million people in 2020 with food assistance. We need $6B plus NOW on top of our existing funding requirements due to the perfect storm from the compounding impact of COVID, conflict and climate shocks.”

In one of his tweets, David Beasley also assured Elon Musk that accounting will be transparent and he offered Musk’s team to work with his team in order to ensure that money is spent in a proper way.

His tweet read, “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.”

Let’s see how things will proceed further and they come up with a solution to the problem.

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