Elon Musk Offers to Sell $6 Billion USD of Tesla Stock to 'Solve World Hunger'

If the UN World Food Program can describe how the funds will be used.

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Elon Musk has offered to sell $6 billion USD of Tesla stock to “solve world hunger.”

Last month, David Beasley, the director of the United Nations‘ World Food Program challenged Musk to donate a portion of his wealth to help alleviate the global hunger crisis on Twitter.

“Congratulations to @elonmusk for passing up @JeffBezos as the world’s richest person,” Beasley wrote. “Elon, to celebrate I’m offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity: help us save 42M people from starvation for just $6.6B!! Offer expires SOON.. and lives do too.”

Musk on Sunday responded on Twitter, offering to sell $6 billion USD worth of Telsa shares if the UN’s World Food Program can describe exactly how the funds would “solve world hunger.”

“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 wrote. “But it must be open source accounting, so the public sees precisely how the money is spent.”

Beasley then responded and assured the billionaire that they have “the systems in place for transparency and open source accounting,” before telling Musk that he and his team “can review and work with [them] to be totally confident of such.”

At the time of writing, Musk has not responded to Baisley’s last inquiry.

Elsewhere, Tesla recently reached a valuation of over $1 trillion USD.

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