Elon Musk has finally received proof from the UN that his mass fortune could help ‘tackle world hunger‘.
It all started when the tech billionaire said he would ‘sell $6billion worth of Tesla stock’ if the governmental organisation could tell him exactly how the money would be spent.
The World Food Programme has now responded and they’ve claimed that the cash could help people from 43 different countries.
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Apparently, $3.5billion would be spent on ‘food and delivery,’ which would include the shipping and transports costs. Plus, it would provide ‘security measures’ in conflict-affected zones.
An additional £2billion would be used on cash and food vouchers, which will supposedly help the ‘local economies’.
Then, $700million would be needed to ‘design, scale-up and manage the implementation of efficient and effective programmes’.
$400million would also be for ‘global and regional operations management, administration, and accountability’.
David Beasley, the UN’s director, then went on to clarify that world hunger wouldn’t be ‘solved’ by Musk’s donation. However, he stressed that it would help in other ways.
On Twitter, he penned: “$6bn will not solve world hunger, but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42million people on the brink of starvation.
“An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to Covid/conflict/climate crises.”
Musk’s followers are now urging him to respond.
The 50-year-old has made his fortune by co-founding companies such as Zip2 and online bank X.com. In 2002, he founded SpaceX.
As of November 2021, he is the richest person in the world.
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