Elon Musk explained that he’ll auction Tesla stocks to solve world hunger after the director of UN food scarcity organisation World Food Program, David Beasley (highlighted first by CNN) noted that just two percent of Musk’s wealth is enough to solve world food crises.
Musk said in a reaction to a screenshot of the previous article, shared by Dr Eli David, “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.”
He continued, “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”
However, soon after, Beasley, replied to Musk’s tweet, expressing that the article’s headline is incorrect, stating, “@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.”
Beasley added, “.@elonmusk With your help we can bring hope, build stability and change the future. Let’s talk: It isn’t as complicated as Falcon Heavy, but too much at stake to not at least have a conversation. I can be on the next flight to you. Throw me out if you don’t like what you hear!”
Talking about clearness in accounting, Beasley stated, “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.”
Musk emphasised on retaining clarity on the finances stating, “Please publish your current & proposed spending in detail so people can see exactly where money goes. Sunlight is a wonderful thing.”
It’ll be intriguing to see how this discussion pans out and whether Musk actually provides to solving the problem of world hunger.