Elon Musk Offers to Fulfill David Beasley’s Request That Billionaires Do More to Prevent Hunger

The world’s richest man has responded to World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley’s call to fight hunger.  A Darlington County native and former governor of South Carolina, Beasley was featured in a CNN article Saturday where he said the world’s richest people should do more to fight hunger. He made a very similar call as the keynote speaker at the annual Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon in September.  The headline of the article quoted Beasley as saying 2% or $6 billion of Space X founder and CEO and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s $292 billion net worth could solve world hunger.  A screenshot of the article was tweeted by Dr. Eli David, Ph.D. with a fact check that said the World Food Program raised $8.4 billion in 2020 – roughly 43% of this funding comes from the United States – and that these funds did not solve world hunger.

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