Elon Reeve Musk (born 28 June 1971) is an entrepreneur and business magnate. He is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, the co-founder and CEO of Tesla, and the co-founder of OpenAI and Neuralink.

Philanthropic activity

In 2015, Musk donated $10 million to the Future of Life Institute to fund an AI safety research program.[1]

In 2021, he committed $100 million to fund a carbon removal prize to reduce climate change.[2]

Musk intends to donate about half his money to settle Mars and reduce existential risk:[3]

About half my money is intended to help problems on Earth & half to help establish a self-sustaining city on Mars to ensure continuation of life (of all species) in case Earth gets hit by a meteor like the dinosaurs or WW3 happens & we destroy ourselves".

Further reading

Piper, Kelsey (2018) Why Elon Musk fears artificial intelligence, Vox, November 2.

Elon Musk. Twitter account.

Musk Foundation. Official website.

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    Future of Life Institute (2015) Elon Musk donates $10M to keep AI beneficial, Future of Life Institute, October 12.

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