Tesla boss Elon Musk says he will sell his car giant’s stock if the United Nations official who said that just 2 percent of the billionaire’s wealth could help solve world hunger can back up the claim.
‘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,’ Musk, the world’s richest man, tweeted Sunday.
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO added, however, that the World Food Programme (WFP) must publicly disclose how they are utilising his funds.
It comes after David Beasley, the Executive Director of the United Nations WFP, told CNN: ‘The governments are tapped out. This is why and this is when, the billionaires need to step up now, on a one-time basis.
“$6 billion to help 42 million people that are literally going to die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated.
“This is just heartbreaking. I am not asking them to do this every day, every week, every year. We have a one time crisis, a perfect storm, on conflate climate change and COVID. It’s a one time phenomenon.”