The world's richest man received thousands of donations from Chinese Internet users for an ancient Chinese poem.
Elon Musk - the richest man in the world - has received thousands of donations from Chinese Internet users for an ancient Chinese poem.
The Tesla CEO tweeted the poem, known as The Quatrain of Seven Steps, today, sparking a lively discussion not only among English readers but also gaining a lot of interest from Chinese readers.
The poem originates from the Three Kingdoms era of China and was written by Cao Zhi, the brother of Cao Pi, the emperor of Wei at the time. To know its meaning, you can click on the article below to see it.
Musk's tweet was posted at 8:12 am Beijing Time today, and 18 minutes later, the same content was posted on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.
Musk has nearly 1.9 million followers on Weibo, and as of this writing, the post has received over 6,000 retweets and 70,000 likes.
Interestingly, Weibo's mobile app allows users to donate to other users, and Musk's post has received 2,678 donations as of press time.
Weibo's default minimum donation amount is RMB 5 yuan, and if all of these users provided that amount, it would mean that Musk's post received RMB 13,390 ($2,092) in donations.
It's worth noting, however, that users can also choose other custom amounts below RMB 5.
Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei said that he donated RMB 5 for Musk's post.
The Bloomberg Billionaires Index shows that Musk's net worth reached $335 billion as of November 2, making him the richest person in the world.