Tesla chief Elon Musk donated 1 million dollars for tree plantation to Youtuber Jimmy Donaldson, popularly known as MrBeast. Tesla chief has recently admitted that despite being a billionaire on papers he is going through financial illiquidity. Despite being cash poor, it seems Musk still has enough in his wallet to spend on the green cause. The donation made by Elon Musk is dedicated to planting 20 million trees. The climate change campaign has been launched by social media influencer Jimmy Donaldson, which is called the Team Trees campaign. Musk informed about his contribution to the noble cause on Twitter. As per the green campaign, Elon Musk holds the first spot on the donation list.
In the past, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been seen engaged in playful videos with Jimmy Donaldson for philanthropic stunts, which involves giving away a huge amount of donations to friends and strangers. Musk has also hosted a meme review for MrBeast. MrBeast has also interviewed Tesla chief and has been his huge fan. He is also campaigning to raise around 20 million from fellow celebrity Youtubers for the green cause. Jimmy Donaldson has already raised around 6 million for climate change drive. Musk has supported many social causes earlier as well. He has donated money to help schools in Flint, Michigan and Flint Water Crisis.
However, with his donation to the Team Trees campaign, Musk is being criticized for his Twitter related defamation suit. Last year, a British cave diver named Vernon Unsworth condemned Musk’s efforts to aid the rescue of a boys’ soccer team in Thailand that had been trapped in a cave. Tesla founder did not hold back and called the cave diver a ‘Pedo Guy’ with the help of his 30 million followers on Social media. This fight took a bad turn when Musk called Unsworth a ‘Child Rapist’. Vernon Unsworth filed a defamation suit against Elon Musk. In the recent court filing, Musk has admitted that despite his huge stock holdings, he is facing financial illiquidity. However, his recent donation indicates that he has enough cash in his pocket to help MrBeast plant trees. Due to the defamation case, Elon Musk might be indulged in a potential financial payout. The trail of the case will start on 3 December in Los Angeles.