As a result of the pandemic and global warming, many countries are teetering on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Millions of people are starving and urgently need help. The world’s richest people, namely Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, could solve the planet’s food crisis if they gave up just a small part of their wealth. Just 2% percent of Musk’s fortune would solve world hunger, UN food chief David Beasley says. It’s a question that keeps coming up – Why aren’t billionaires like Elon Musk ending world hunger with their wealth?
Now Elon Musk responds on Twitter – he demands proof from World Food Program that $6 billion is enough to defeat world hunger, then it would immediately sell some of its Tesla stock and solve the problem.
The WFP should explain transparently how exactly the budget should be used. After an exchange of blows, David Bealsey suggests meeting with the multi-billionaire in which he will disclose how the funds are used. Whether and how much the Tesla boss will actually donate remains an open question.
Sources: CNN, Independent, Global Citizen