Elon Musk released a typically provocative challenge on Twitter over the weekend for Halloween – not about ghosts or ghosts or his favorite topics about technology, space, marijuana or cars.
In response to comments from David Beasley, director of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), who told CNN last week that global hunger could be solved through a “one-off” payment from some of the world’s richest individuals (such as Mr. Musk) – The billionaire tweeted, “If WFP can describe in this thread on Twitter exactly how $ 6 billion will save world hunger, sell Tesla stock immediately and do so. “
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX added on Sunday morning: “But there must be open source accounting so that the public can see exactly how the money is being spent.”
The eccentric South African currently has an estimated value of more than $ 300 billion.
Mr. Beasley, speaking on CNN Connect the world, argued that even just 2 per cent of Mr Musk’s current net worth is about $ 6 billion – which would “help the 42 million people who will literally die if we don’t reach them. It’s not complicated. ”
With his entry into the food debate, it is possible for him to take a sheet from his brother’s book. Kimbal Musk, lesser known and a year younger, lives in Colorado and is dedicated to sustainable nutrition. The brothers sold their first business for more than $ 300 million in 1999, and Kimbal Musk not only serves on the boards of Elon’s current businesses, but was also chosen as a trustee by his brother and sister, allowing him to make decisions in the event of Elon’s incapacity. so.
A resident of Boulder, he is now co-founder and CEO of The Kitchen Restaurant Group, Big Green and Square Roots.
“His personal mission is to follow America, where everyone has access to real food,” his biography on the Big Green website declares.
The group of restaurants “serves real food at all costs and has created more than a thousand jobs run by missions,” he continues. “Restaurants get sustainably grown food from American farmers, which boosts the local farm economy by millions of dollars a year.
“Mr. Musk’s non-profit organization, Big Green, is building permanent classrooms in the outdoor learning garden in hundreds of underserved schools across America and reaching more than 250,000 students every day.
“His urban farming company, Square Roots, brings local, real food to people in major cities by allowing next-generation farmers to grow food on inland, modular, hydroponic farms.”
Kimbal Musk did not immediately comment on Twitter about his brother’s WFP challenge.
The Independent turned to WFP for comment.