Elon Musk to pay $1 billion to Wikipedia if they change their name

The business mogul maintained they had to change their name to a title of his choosing

Elon Musk.
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Tech-savvy billionaire/business magnate Elon Musk has promised to pay free-content online encyclopedia Wikipedia $1 billion if it changes its name.

Elon made the bold dare to the site in an offer he'd posted on his newly "renovated" social media platform X (formerly Twitter)

In the said post the Tesla CEO quoted an earlier post with a screenshot of a personal appeal from Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales stating that the website is “not for sale.”

The father of 11 noted that he would pay the company 1 billion US dollars if they changed their name from Wikipedia to Dickipedia. So childish if you ask me but I figure when you are swimming in money these are the sort of ideas that will occupy your mind.

"I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to Dickipedia," Elon wrote, adding that he would do so "in the interests of accuracy."

Following the dare an X user, Journalist Ed Krassenstein, excitedly urged the online encyclopedia to take up the offer, reminding them that it was not a permanent thing and that they can always change it back to their original name after they collect and bank the cheque.


"@Wikipedia, Do it! You can always change it back after you collect," the user wrote.

The business mogul reminded the social media user and anyone else thinking of back doors that he didn't get to the title of 'richest man in the world' for having no brains.

Replying to Ed's post, the SpaceX founder maintained that one of the terms of agreement for him coughing up the billion dollar cheque was that the website must keep the name for a minimum of 1 year.

“One year minimum. I mean, I’m a not fool lol,” wrote the business mogul.

Elon also gave a weird request to the company asking if his page could be edited to include a specific cow and poop emoji.

"Please add that to the [cow and poop emojis] on my wiki page," tweeted the father of 11.

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