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Elon Musk donated $ 1 million (about £ 776,000) for a YouTuber campaign to plant 20 million trees - and then changed his display name on the photo & # 39; Treelon & # 39;

Elon Musk donated $ 1 million (about £ 776,000) for a YouTuber campaign to plant 20 million trees – and then changed his Twitter name ominously to & # 39; Treelon & # 39 ;.

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The # TeamTrees campaign started as a challenge for Jimmy Donaldson, 21 – known for his YouTube handle & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; – to commemorate its 20 millionth subscriber.

The effort, which is being undertaken with the Arbor Day Foundation, has already raised $ 7,937,626 (about £ 6,161,000) for the cause.

In addition to Mr Musk, prominent donors include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who paid for 150,000 trees, and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker who gave $ 100,001.

However, questions have been raised about where Mr Musk bought the money for the donation after he recently stated that he was financially illiquid.

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Elon Musk donated $ 1 million (about £ 776,000) for a YouTuber campaign to plant 20 million trees - and then changed his display name on the photo & # 39; Treelon & # 39;

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Elon Musk donated $ 1 million (about £ 776,000) for a YouTuber campaign to plant 20 million trees – and then changed his display name on the photo & # 39; Treelon & # 39;

The # TeamTrees campaign started as a challenge for Jimmy Donaldson, 21 - known for his YouTube handle & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; - to commemorate its 20 millionth subscriber. In addition to Mr Musk, pictured, prominent donors are Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker

The # TeamTrees campaign started as a challenge for Jimmy Donaldson, 21 - known for his YouTube handle & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; - to commemorate its 20 millionth subscriber. In addition to Mr Musk, pictured, prominent donors are Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker

The # TeamTrees campaign started as a challenge for Jimmy Donaldson, 21 – known for his YouTube handle & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; – to commemorate its 20 millionth subscriber. In addition to Mr Musk, pictured, prominent donors are Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker

WHAT IS #TEAMTREES?

The # TeamTrees campaign began as a challenge for Jimmy Donaldson, 21, to commemorate his 20 millionth YouTube subscriber.

Mr. Donaldson is also known for his YouTube handle & # 39; MrBeast & # 39 ;.

The effort is being undertaken with the Arbor Day Foundation.

For every US dollar donated, a tree will be a planet in a forest of great distress around the world.

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They have already raised $ 7,937,626 (about £ 6,161,000) for the cause.

Prominent donors include Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker.

According to the Team Trees website, Mr Musk made a late donation for 1 million trees ($ 1 per tree) on Tuesday evening.

This makes the entrepreneur the top donor of the campaign to date.

This is not the first time that Mr Musk has made a substantial philanthropic donation following a promise on Twitter.

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For example, in July 2018, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO promised to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

This started when the city's new water supply was affected by increased levels of lead pollution.

& # 39; Consider this an obligation that I will finance to repair the water in every home in Flint with water pollution above FDA levels. No kidding, & tweet Mr. Musk.

The billionaire – and the Musk Foundation – then donated $ 480,350 (£ 373,000) for water filtration systems for schools in the affected area.

After being asked by another Twitter user yesterday, Mr. Musk asked where the trees were and what species the campaign planted.

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Mr. Donaldson explained that the trees were planted on every continent except Antarctica, with the Arbor Day Foundation plant species occurring in every region.

"Ok, sounds legitimate, 1M will donate trees," Mr. Musk wrote in response.

After being asked by another Twitter user yesterday, Mr. Musk asked where the trees were and what species the campaign planted

After being asked by another Twitter user yesterday, Mr. Musk asked where the trees were and what species the campaign planted

After being asked by another Twitter user yesterday, Mr. Musk asked where the trees were and what species the campaign planted

The # TeamTrees campaign - which is running with the Arbor Day Foundation - has already raised $ 7,937,626 (about £ 6,161,000) for the cause. Pictured, Jimmy & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; Donaldson (second left) and friends planting trees

The # TeamTrees campaign - which is running with the Arbor Day Foundation - has already raised $ 7,937,626 (about £ 6,161,000) for the cause. Pictured, Jimmy & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; Donaldson (second left) and friends planting trees

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The # TeamTrees campaign – which is running with the Arbor Day Foundation – has already raised $ 7,937,626 (about £ 6,161,000) for the cause. Pictured, Jimmy & # 39; MrBeast & # 39; Donaldson (second left) and friends planting trees

However – like Nick Statt's The edge noted – the donation is curious, as Mr Musk recently stated to be financially illiquid.

The claims come as part of a case brought by the British diver Vernon Unsworth, who charges Mr Musk for defamation.

According to the LA Times, said the CEO of Tesla & # 39; according to lawyers representing the British cave diver who accuse him of being financially illiquid, according to a legal file.

Although Musk is a well-known billionaire, most of his wealth is said to be contained in his shares in both his Tesla and SpaceX companies.

Donations to the tree planting campaign can be made at the #TeamTrees website.

According to the Team Trees website, Mr Musk made the donation for 1 million trees ($ 1 per tree) late on Tuesday evening, making him the best donor to date.

According to the Team Trees website, Mr Musk made the donation for 1 million trees ($ 1 per tree) late on Tuesday evening, making him the best donor to date.

According to the Team Trees website, Mr Musk made the donation for 1 million trees ($ 1 per tree) late on Tuesday evening, making him the best donor to date.

In addition to Mr Musk, prominent donors include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey - who paid for 150,000 trees - and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker who gave $ 100,001

In addition to Mr Musk, prominent donors include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey - who paid for 150,000 trees - and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker who gave $ 100,001

In addition to Mr Musk, prominent donors include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey – who paid for 150,000 trees – and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker who gave $ 100,001

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