Elon Musk made a bold offer to Wikipedia on X (formerly known as Twitter).

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO didn’t want to purchase the free online encyclopedia.

He wanted the company to change its name.

“I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to D***ipedia,” Musk said.

“(Please add that to the 🐄💩 on my wiki page),” Musk said.


“In the interests of accuracy,” he added.

“Wikipedia, Do it! You can always change it back after you collect,” Ed Krassenstein commented.

“One year minimum. I mean, I’m a not fool lol,” Musk replied.

Social media users offered their insight to the proposed name change for Wikipedia:

The Hill reports:

Musk had made multiple posts earlier Sunday criticizing the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia, for asking for money.

“Have you ever wondered why the Wikimedia Foundation wants so much money? It certainly isn’t needed to operate Wikipedia,” he wrote on X. “You can literally fit a copy of the entire text on your phone! So, what’s the money for? Inquiring minds want to know …”

The app’s “Community Notes,” which allows users to sign up to become contributors and create notes on posts for context, left an explanation under his post initially stating that Wikipedia handles “over 25B page views per month and over 44M page edits a month, requiring substantial operating costs.”

It also noted that the organization employs third-party financial auditors whose reports are made available to the public.

The note since updated and noted the organization’s expenses, $146 million, and left a bullet list specifying where the money goes by percent.

Wales has been an outspoken critic of Musk. In May, Wales condemned Musk’s decision to censor critics ahead of the Turkish presidential election.

“What Wikipedia did: we stood strong for our principles and fought to the Supreme Court of Turkey and won,” Wales wrote in response to a post from Musk defending his decision. “This is what it means to treat freedom of expression as a principle rather than a slogan.”

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