Elon Musk donates billions of Tesla shares to charity – ‘Excited to hear!’

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At the time the donations were worth $5.7 billion.

However, they are now worth around $4.4 billion following a decline in the share price of the electric car company.

Earlier last year, Mr Musk tweeted that if The World Food Programme could explain how $6 billion “will solve world hunger” he would sell “Tesla stock”.

David Beasley, director of the World Food Programme, responded to the entrepreneur at the time.

Mr Beasley sent Mr Musk a link with a 1,000-word summary showing how the UN would distribute the money.

It included using it for meals and vouchers to feed 40 million people in 43 countries “on the brink of famine”.

According to The Times, in a statement Mr Beasley stated although his organisation had not received any funds from Mr Musk he was “excited” that the business magnate was interested.

He said: “Whether WFP receives any of this money is yet to be seen. 

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