New York (CNN Business) The director of the United Nations' World Food Programme is still pleading with the world's richest individuals to help in the fight against the world hunger crisis.
On CNN's "New Day" Tuesday, UN Food Programme Director David Beasley acknowledged the controversy he found himself in last week when he chastised billionaires like Elon Musk for accumulating massive amounts of wealth without caring for the world's hungry.
Beasley said giving $6 billion, or 2% of Musk's net worth, could help solve world hunger.
Please, please help share right now in a one-time crisis."
Last week, in an interview with CNN, Beasley asked billionaires to "step up now, on a one-time basis" to help combat world hunger, citing specifically the world's two richest men: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.
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