Elon Musk has just donated $ 1 million of tree money (each tree costs $ 1) to the fund initiated by YouTuber MrBeast. YouTuber's original plan was to raise $ 20 million from other members of the YouTube community as well as anyone interested in greening the land and reducing the impact of climate change. There is another reason that makes Musk's $ 1 million worth of money noticeable: just 16 months ago, Musk said he was running out of cash.
Musk announced he would donate the money / tree after being famous by YouTuber, Marques Brownlee reminded him on Twitter. Not long before this time, the billionaire also showed himself more or less interested in this charity, when asked on Twitter what kind of tree will be planted. MrBeast replied that the trees being planted will depend on the locality where the greening is conducted.
Even without Elon Musk's $ 1 million donation, the charity is still going smoothly, MrBeast has raised $ 6 million. This is a joint project between MrBeast and Arbor Day Foundation.
It seems that Musk has kept his promise, when he spent $ 1 million on the top of the list of those who grow the most trees. The caption line with a $ 1 million is also very interesting: "For Treebeard – Acting for a Beard" is Musk referring to the character Treebeard, of the Ent species – the intellectual plant in the Lord of the Rings novel series.
Thanks Elon Musk for another beautiful act! Considering what his electric car company Tesla is doing – trying to get rid of fuel-burning cars, $ 1 million in tree planting is nothing!
In a related move, Elon Musk changed the name displayed on his Twitter account to Treelon.