Having become the world’s richest man yesterday, Elon Musk has asked his followers for help with deciding on how to donate his money to worthy causes.
The Tesla and SpaceX boss yesterday overtook Amazon’s Jeff Bezos following an increase in Tesla share prices, meaning he’s now worth £138 billion ($188bn), according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index.
But Musk wants to know how he can put his riches to good use, tweeting his 41.6 million followers.
He wrote: “Btw, critical feedback is always super appreciated, as well as ways to donate money that really make a difference (way harder than it seems)”
And while the suggestions came in thick and fast, it’s not known yet what Musk will decide to do with his money, which is a staggering amount by anyone’s standards.
He may decide to follow in the footsteps of fellow unbelievably rich business owner Bezos, who has set up his own foundation, the Earth Fund.
In November the Amazon co-founder confirmed the first of his £7.6 billion ($10 billion) pledge to help stop climate change.