Jake Paul & MrBeast Challenge Elon Musk To Donate Billions To Help End World Hunger

The two YouTube celebrities, Jake Paul and MrBeast, are encouraging Tesla CEO Elon Musk to contribute billions of dollars to help end global poverty. If things don’t work out as planned, MrBeast may have a different plan in mind for you.

Influencer Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson and philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg have joined forces to start an unprecedented social media campaign to clean up the world’s seas.

At the time of writing, his ‘TeamSeas’ campaign, which sought the assistance of various influential people, had already collected more than $10 million.

However, MrBeast isn’t the only celebrity who wants to see a shift in the world; it looks that YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul is also hoping to raise money for charity, but he is doing it while criticising a well-known celebrity.

Earlier this year, on November 1, 2021, Paul issued a scathing tweet to internet billionaire Elon Musk, imploring him to donate an unprecedented $6 billion to the United Nations in order to end global famine.

However, Paul went on to say that if his post received 690,000 likes, he would give $10 million, meaning that he would donate regardless of whether Musk makes a charitable contribution.

As of this writing, Musk has not responded to Paul’s invitation; nevertheless, another powerful player, MrBeast, has entered into the fray. In reaction to Paul’s statement, he tweeted, “If he doesn’t, donate that $10 million to TeamSeas!”

So far, a deluge of responses has poured in beneath the storey, the most majority of which are anticipating Musk’s response with bated breath.

In June, Paul gave $5,000 to support Sarah ‘Too Sweet’ Alpar’s fight against Erin Blanchfield, which took place in the midst of a wage dispute between Dana White and the UFC. This isn’t the first time Paul has put his money where his mouth is.

Following his recent transformation from influencer to boxer, Jake Paul expressed his belief that he would no longer be subject to being “cancelled,” even if the internet attempts to do so.

His rise from obscurity to become one of the most famous and wealthy video providers on the internet has been meteoric since he began on Vine in 2013. His rise to power, on the other hand, has not been without controversy.

Jake Paul has announced that he would contribute $10 million to help eradicate global hunger—but only if Elon Musk commits to donating $6 billion to the cause.

When asked by the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, on Sunday if the world’s wealthiest people should do more to combat climate change, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded by expressing his readiness to contribute his money on Twitter.

Using an image of a CNN Business storey that read: “2 percent of Elon Musk’s riches might end global hunger, says director of UN food shortage group,” a tweet was sent out on the micro-blogging site.

When the individual who sent the tweet said that two percent of the entrepreneur’s money equaled $6 billion, Musk responded by writing: “If the Global Food Programme can explain on this Twitter thread precisely how $6 billion would cure world hunger, I will sell Tesla shares right now and do it.”

Following up with a tweet, Musk said that the accounting system must be open source in order for the public to know exactly how the money is spent.

“With your assistance, we can restore hope, establish stability, and alter the course of history,” Beasley said. “Let’s speak about it: It isn’t as difficult as Falcon Heavy, but there is too much at stake not to at least have a discussion about the matter.. I can get to you on the next available aircraft. If you don’t like what you hear, you can kick me out!”

“Please reveal your present and projected expenditures in full so that people may understand precisely where their money is being spent,” Musk said in his response. Sunlight is a lovely thing, as they say.

Beasley answered by suggesting that instead of tweeting at one another, Musk and Musk should meet in person “Please allow me to demonstrate. We may meet anywhere on the planet or in space, but I recommend meeting in the field so that you can see @WFP’s people, procedures, and, yes, technology in action. I’ll bring the plan and the books, and we’ll get started.”

Musk is projected to be worth $288.8 billion, with $36.2 billion of that coming in a single day last week when Hertz ordered 100,000 Tesla cars to be added to its inventory of rental vehicles.

While Paul’s precise net worth is not publicly available, it is clear that it is far less than that of his peers, while it is still nothing to be sneezed at.

According to a Forbes storey published in August, Paul has already made over $20 million from boxing alone by the time he is 24 years old. In the month of January 2020, he made his professional debut in the sport.

More than 20 million people subscribe to Paul’s namesake YouTube channel, enabling him to reach a large number of people with his advertising revenue.

Meanwhile, the United Nations World Food Programme collected $8.4 billion in contributions in 2020, falling $5.3 billion short of the amount needed to meet its needs, according to the organisation.

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