On Monday afternoon (25), the soap opera involving the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk finally came to an end. The richest man in the world, with a fortune valued at R$ 1 trillion, according to Forbes, will buy the social network. In the statement made by the businessman, it was announced that he will pay US$ 44 billion (about R$ 214 billion) to have full control of Twitter.
The formalization of the purchase still needs to go through regulatory agencies and the process should be completed by the end of 2022. If the acquisition of Twitter is made by Musk, the expectation is that it will go back to being a privately held company. That is, there will be no shares sold on the Stock Exchange.
End world hunger?
Musk, who has been controversial in recent years, said late last year that he would sell shares in Tesla, one of his companies, if the United Nations (UN) released a plan to fight world hunger. At the time, he pledged $6 billion for that program. The speech was given after UN representatives went on TV and said that the richest need to help people who are hungry in the world.
A survey carried out by the WFP, the UN World Food Program, in 2019, showed that US$ 10 billion a year would be needed to fight hunger in 80 countries on different continents. With the amount Musk paid to buy Twitter, it would be possible to repeat this program for just over four years.
See below for other possibilities for using the amount disbursed by the South African businessman:
Buy 535 Botafogos
John Textor, a businessman from the United States, will pay R$ 400 million, throughout the operation, to have Botafogo. The value of purchasing Twitter would be equivalent to buying 535 clubs for the same price. Just to have a dimension, it would be the same as having clubs of the same owner in 27 competitions (considering each tournament with 20 clubs).
Buy 184 ‘Neymares’
Neymar with the French League Cup 2020
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Despite criticism from PSG fans, Neymar remains the most expensive transfer in world football history. In 2017, the Parisians paid Barcelona 222 million euros (currently, R$ 1.16 billion).
With the money from the sale of Twitter, it would be possible to buy 184 “Neymares”. Which is equivalent to almost 17 complete football teams.
Buy 2.1 billion vaccines against covid-19
To reduce the effects of the pandemic worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted that the population of the poorest countries needs to be vaccinated.
The amount Musk paid to Twitter shareholders would buy 2.1 billion doses of Pfizer. Considering the three doses of the disease (which are applied in several countries around the world), it would be enough to vaccinate 700 million people, or almost 60% of all people living on the African continent.
Buy 348 versions of the most expensive house in the world
The One, the most expensive mansion in the world
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In early 2022, The One, considered the most expensive house in the world, was put up for sale. The property, located in Los Angeles, United States, was put up for auction. The sale was confirmed, in March, for US$ 126 million (currently R$ 614.33 million).
With the money Musk paid to buy the social network, the entrepreneur could buy 384 The One homes. Not bad for someone who says they don’t have a home and sleeps at friends’ houses, huh?
Buy 14 billion iPhone 13
On Apple’s website, the iPhone 13 Max Pro, 1 TB, the most advanced in its category, costs R$ 14,972 a unit. The amount that Musk paid for Twitter would buy an unbelievable 14 billion cell phones.
It would be pretty much every human being on Earth to have two iPhones.
Buy 13 Hi
Oi, one of the largest mobile phone and internet companies in Brazil, was sold for R$ 15.922 billion, in a transaction that was concluded this April.
With the price paid by Twitter, Elon Musk could buy 13 companies the size of Oi.