- Ex-YouTuber Jake Paul tweeted a conditional offer to donate to stop world hunger.
- Paul said he would donate $ 10 million if Musk contributed $ 6 billion to the cause.
- Paul added that the donation would be conditional on whether his tweet received 690,000 retweets.
YouTuber who became a boxer, Jake Paul, said he would donate $ 10 million to stop world hunger – on two conditions.
“Yo @elonmusk, if you donate $ 6 billion to the UN to stop world hunger, I will also donate $ 10 million if this gets 690,000 retweets,” Paul wrote in a tweet this week.
Paul referred to Musk’s tweet chain this week, in which the latter offered to sell his Tesla share and donate the cash to the UN if the organization could prove how it would spend the money.
Musk is currently worth more than $ 300 billion – three times as much as Warren Buffett. Paul, who currently participates in well-known boxing matches in addition to being a personality on social media, is estimated to be worth a relatively modest $ 20 million.
Paul has previously contributed to some charitable causes. In 2017, Paul worked with the Make a Wish Foundation to give a cancer-stricken child named Kaley a tour of the Team 10 influencer house. That same year, Paul also participated in one charitable football match for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
At the time of the press release, Paul’s tweet, promising to donate, had been re-tweeted over 24,000 times, far from his desired 690,000 retweets.
Musk’s challenge to the UN came after the director of the UN’s World Food Program, David Beasley, told CNN last week that a donation of $ 6 billion – a fraction of Musk’s value of more than $ 300 billion – could save the lives of 42 million hungry people .
Musk then asked in one tweet chain that the UN World Food Program uses “open source accounts” to show how his money would solve the current famine crisis. Beasley responded to Musk’s request this week, writing on Twitter that he would be willing to come “on the next flight” to Musk to talk UN spending through.
“$ 6 billion will not solve world hunger, but it WILL prevent geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million people on the brink of starvation. An unprecedented crisis and a perfect storm due to COVID-19, conflict and climate crises,” Beasley tweeted November 1st. “Let’s talk: It’s not as complicated as the Falcon Heavy, but too much at stake not to at least have a conversation. I may be on the next flight for you. Throw me out if you do not like what you hear ! “
Musk tweeted in response: “Please publish your current and suggested consumption in detail so people can see exactly where [the] money goes. Sunlight is a wonderful thing. “
Beasley replied on November 3 that the World Food Programme’s accounts are an “open book”.