May Elon Musk assist finish world starvation as an alternative of shopping for Twitter for US$44 billion? — Marvel star Simu Liu’s tweets, “Was there nothing higher to do with 44 billion {dollars}?”

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Lower than two weeks after Elon Musk positioned a bid to purchase Twitter for US$44 billion (S$61 billion), the board of the social microblogging web site agreed, and it was reported on Tuesday that Musk would take over as Twitter’s proprietor.

Many reacted on-line to the information, together with Simu Liu, the Canadian star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring.

He tweeted: “Was there nothing higher to do with 44 billion {dollars}?”

By the way, US$44 billion is only a shade beneath the annual GDP of Lithuania, which in keeping with Worldometers, is US$ 47.5 billion.

Liu’s tweet is broadly understood to be within the context of a tweet from Musk about fixing world starvation in October final 12 months.

A CNN report from that month claimed that the pinnacle of the World Meals Programme, David Beasley, mentioned that “2 per cent of Elon Musk’s wealth may resolve world starvation.”

Musk tweeted that if the UN World Meals Programme “can describe on this Twitter thread precisely how $6bn (£4.7bn) will resolve world starvation, I’ll promote Tesla inventory proper now and do it.”

The top of the World Meals Programme, David Beasley, tweeted again then, saying that US$6 billion wouldn’t resolve world starvation, however “WILL forestall geopolitical instability, mass migration and save 42 million individuals on the point of hunger”.

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote, “Together with your assist we are able to carry hope, construct stability and alter the longer term… I could be on the following flight to you. Throw me out should you don’t like what you hear!”

However again to Simu Liu. A variety of Twitter customers additionally remembered what Musk had mentioned about ending world starvation as properly.

Others, nonetheless, hit again on the actor, saying that how the multibillionaire, whose web value is at the moment estimated to be US$264.6 billion (SGD365 billion), spends his cash is his enterprise.

Musk was a co-founder of an organization that ultimately grew to become PayPal. SpaceX is probably going probably the most excessive profile ventures he based. Musk is greatest referred to as CEO of Tesla, which he joined in 2004.

One other Twitter consumer even wrote that what Musk is doing is an effective factor, as he claims he’s making an attempt to guard free speech by shopping for Twitter.

Some even turned the argument round, asking the Marvel actor what he’s doing together with his personal wealth. Simu Liu is estimated to be value US$19 million, or only a shade over S$26 million. 

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