- Dec 11, 2011
Elon Musk is ready to donate $6 billion to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). He has asked WFP to provide proof how $6 billion will help end world
After this, Elon posted a tweet asking ‘exactly how’ the $6 billion will help solve world hunger. He further added that he will immediately sell Tesla stock and fund the $6 billion.
In another tweet, Musk added, “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”
However, after being questioned by Dr. Eli David, a researcher, Beasley said that $6 billion will not solve world hunger but “will prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation.” He added that it is “An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises.”
David had asked Beasley why the WFP was not able to solve the world hunger despite raising $8.4 billion in 2020 if all it required was $6 billion.
It turns out it won't solve world hunger. No amount would, without fixing the root problems. 6 billions would go a long way, but it won't solve all the world's problems.
I looked it up and the biggest donation ever was Jeff Bezos in 2019. 10 billions to combat climate change.