Twitter woke up spicy this morning. The United Nations and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are in a bit of a Twitter beef. The outcome of the beef could ultimately solve world hunger! Welcome to 2021 folks what a time to be alive. That’s basically the whole outline of what’s going on. However, there are actually some very deep implications to the discussion that erupted on Twitter between Elon Musk and The director of the UN’s World Food Programme. Director David Beasley spoke to CNN last week and essentially called upon the world’s richest people to make a donation to his program. Musk is a little late to the party, but so far has been the only billionaire to answer the UN’s plea.
The UN Wants 6 Billion Dollars To Help 42 Million People
The director of the UN’s world Food Programme, David Beasley, was throwing numbers out there to CNN. Essentially he mentioned that if Elon Musk could muster up a donation of 2% of his net worth they could help around 42 million people avoid literally dying of starvation. Director Beasley got emotional while pleading to the world’s elite for the cash. He said in the interview with CNN,
“What if it was your daughter starving to death? What if it was your family starving to death? Just, wake up, smell the coffee and help,”
Elon Musk Says He’ll Help If The UN Can Justify That Funds Will Help
Although the original David Beasley interview took place last week it just got to Musk on Monday morning when he was scrolling through his Twitter feed. Musk replied to a tweet by Doctor Eli David, who fact checked the claims made by Beasley. Beasley originally mentioned that with 2% of Musk’s wealth they could solve world hunger. Doctor Eli David pointed out that 2% of Musk’s net worth equalled 6 billion dollars. That is less than the amount of money that the program was able to gather in donations last year. Spoiler alert, they didn’t solve world hunger. Musk chipped in saying if they could prove to him the cash would work he would be happy to help.
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.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 31, 2021
Beasley Recognizes That Musk’s Money Won’t Solve World Hunger
Director David Beasley actually did reply to Musk’s tweet. He’s blaming the author of the article for putting words in his mouth. Beasley says that Elon Musk’s potential 6 billion dollar donation would prevent geopolitical instability. This is when he mentioned that due to the negative effects of the pandemic and famine and different parts of the world around 42 million people are at risk of dying of hunger.
The only demand that Musk has made apart from being given an explanation on how the money would benefit, so many people, is that the cash must go through a public source accounting balance sheet. Essentially so everyone can know what the money was spent on. David Beasley has since responded to the Tesla CEO. Publically asking him for an audience to talk about what could potentially be done with the money that Musk would donate. Sadly, Elon’s 6 billion dollars won’t solve world hunger. However, this could end up being the most productive Twitter beef of all time!
.@elonmusk With your help we can bring hope, build stability and change the future.
Let’s talk: It isn’t as complicated as Falcon Heavy, but too much at stake to not at least have a conversation. I can be on the next flight to you. Throw me out if you don’t like what you hear!
— David Beasley (@WFPChief) October 31, 2021