Worth a whopping $19.2 billion in 2018, Elon Musk is certainly one of the richest people on the planet but would you believe that someone launched a fundraiser to buy him a couch – and the campaign has actually gone viral that it received close to $7,000 in just 3 days?
Yes, there are lots of other people who would have needed the money raised for Elon but at least 550 people felt that he deserves to have a better couch to sleep on, instead of the one he’s been using as bed at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.
The fundraiser was launched by Ben Sullins of San Diego, California. He felt mortified when he discovered that Elon was sleeping on what he thinks was an ‘unacceptable’ couch at the billionaire’s factory conference room.
Believing that Elon deserves a better place to sleep on because he’s “transforming our world to run on sustainable energy and use sustainable forms of transportation”, Ben launched a GoFundMe campaign that aimed to raise $1,000 for the billionaire.
“If he doesn’t accept our donation via twitter reply or other means we’ll donate it to a charity,” Ben added, knowing full well that Elon could simply ignore the fundraiser or refuse to accept the donation.
The fundraiser quickly went trending, with people willingly parting with their money to fund a billionaire’s couch. This didn’t sit well with other netizens who called these donors as ‘idiots’.
“Hey, can you give me some so I can go home and visit my kids? Idiots. Go fund world hunger and homelessness. I think he can buy his own couch,” one guy wrote.
But some of the donors defended their decision.
“I can’t believe some of the comments here. I just want to say “thank you” to Elon by chipping in $5 for a couch. People here are getting butt-hurt because I want to say thank you to a billionaire. What’s wrong with you all? Anyway, rest well, Elon,” someone with the initials ‘P G’ wrote.
“Of course, Elon needs a bunch of Internet yobbos to buy him a couch as much as a hole in the head. But I chipped in because I greatly admire his vision and work ethic, and I enjoy keeping up to date with his world-changing ventures. This is a small way we can express our gratitude to him for that,” Greg Ackerson piped in.
So, what do you think of this fundraiser – crazy or cool?