Musk Schools Reporter Who Asked Why He Didn't Donate to Charity Instead of Buying Twitter

Brittany M. Hughes | May 3, 2022
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While walking the red carpet at Monday night’s Met Gala with his mom, SpaceX founder and billionaire Elon Musk handily schooled a reporter who asked him why he didn’t use the $44 billion he just offered to buy Twitter to “do something for charity.”

“There are some critics out there that would say…‘Why didn’t you use the money that you purchased Twitter with to do something for charity, philanthropy, or good with that money?” the reporter asked.

“Well, I do do a lot of things philanthropically,” Musk answered.

“Really, my companies are intended to do good for the future of humanity, with Tesla trying to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport and energy, and SpaceX is providing internet to the least served people around the world,” he continued, pointing to his company having provided Starlink equipment to Ukraine to give people internet access during Russia’s invasion of the country.

“Aspirationally, I am trying to do good for humanity and the future of civilization,” Musk went on.



Musk told a Vogue reporter that his goal at Twitter is to make the social media platform "as inclusive as possible" and to get "as broad a swath of the country and the rest of the world on Twitter."