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Tesla boss Musk challenges UN official

Musk said if the UN can explain how money can help resolve world hunger, he will ‘sell Tesla stock right now’ to help.

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, challenged a United Nations official’s claim that just a small percentage of his wealth could help solve world hunger.

  • By Kevin Miller / Bloomberg
  • Al Jazeera

Musk was responding to comments by David Beasley, director of the UN’s World Food Programme, who repeated a call last week following an earlier tweet this month asking billionaires like Musk to “step up now, on a one-time basis.”

Beasley specifically called for action from Musk and Amazon.com Inc. co-founder Jeff Bezos, the two men atop the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Just $6 billion…

One Comment

  1. Did Beasley answer?
    Did he say anything like “give me a month and I will present the plan”?
    I honestly hope he did!

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