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WEF 2022: UN official still hopes Musk will 'step up' to fight world hunger

In response to David Beasley's challenge last year to the super wealthy to end global hunger, Musk said he would sell $6 bn of Tesla stock and donate it to the World Food Programme

Musk, the chief executive officer of both Tesla Inc. and SpaceX, has dialed up his political bombast after lobbing a $44 billion bid to buy Twitter Inc. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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David Beasley, the UN World Food Programme official who clashed with Elon Musk on Twitter last year, said on Monday he hadn't given up on the Tesla billionaire contributing to the fight against world hunger, though the two are not in direct contact.

In response to Beasley's challenge last year to the super wealthy to end global hunger, Musk said he would sell $6 billion of Tesla stock and donate it to the World Food Programme if the organisation gave more information about how it spent its money.

Beasley, who eventually quit the exchange after an unproductive back and forth, said at

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First Published: May 23 2022 | 8:53 PM IST

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