Jake Paul, a famously arrogant YouTuber-turned-boxer, has committed $10 million to the United Nations (UN) to help fight world hunger in exchange for $6 billion from Elon Musk, another cocky multi-billionaire.
Paul stated on Twitter that he would only honor the contract if his post received 690,000 retweets. After all, what good is it to solve global issues if you cannot obtain a few internet hotspots along the way?
Last weekend, Musk and David Beasley, director of the UN’s World Food Programme, had a Twitter dispute, prompting Paul to make his offer. Musk reacted to a CNN item in which Beasley said that a tiny group of ultra-rich people might help end world hunger with a fraction of their fortune.
“$6 billion to assist 42 million people who are on the verge of starvation if we do not reach them.” “It’s not complex,” Beasly remarked in a CNN Connect the World interview. “If WFP can explain on this Twitter thread precisely how $6 billion would cure world hunger, I will sell Tesla shares right now and do it,” Musk said.
Beasley responded that the title was slightly misleading: the money would help avert “geopolitical upheaval, mass migration, and save 42 million people on the verge of starvation,” but it would not end world hunger. Musk, on the other hand, was unconvinced and responded by tweeting, “Please reveal your current & projected expenditures in detail so people can understand exactly where the money goes.” “Sunlight is an amazing thing.”
Following the news of the Twitterstorm becoming viral, Paul decided to join in, writing on November 1: “Yo @elonmusk If you contribute $6 billion to the United Nations to alleviate world hunger, I’ll donate $10 million if this receives 690,000 retweets.” The ultimatum has yet to get a response from Musk.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Source: CNN Business) According to the director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme, a tiny handful of ultra-wealthy individuals might help end world hunger with a fraction of their net worth. Billionaires must “step up now, on a one-time basis,” according to David Beasley, who spoke on CNN’s Connect the World with Becky Anderson on Tuesday, mentioning the world’s two richest individuals, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. “$6 billion to assist 42 million people who are on the verge of starvation if we do not intervene. It is not difficult, “Added he.
According to Bloomberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a net worth of almost $289 billion, implying that Beasley is asking for a gift of less than 2% of his fortune. According to the Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness, the net worth of US billionaires has nearly quadrupled since the epidemic began, standing at $5.04 trillion in October. Many countries are “knocking on the door of hunger” because to a “perfect storm” of issues, including climate change and the Covid-19 outbreak, according to Beasley.