(Elon Musk has taken to X to make an unusual proposition: offering Wikipedia a staggering 
$1 billion in exchange for a name change.)


Elon Musk, who has been making waves with his decisions on the X platform (formerly Twitter), is once again grabbing headlines. His recent proposal involves offering Wikipedia a staggering $1 billion in exchange for a name change.


Musk's X post read: "I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to Dickipedia," emphasizing the importance of accuracy.

This proposition adds to the list of Musk's polarizing actions and statements.


Musk promptly engaged with X users who responded to his proposal. When one user suggested that Wikipedia should accept the offer and change its name back later, Musk humorously responded, "One year minimum. I mean, I'm not a fool lol."

On the same day, Musk raised a curious question about Wikipedia's extensive fundraising efforts. He asked, "Have you ever wondered why the Wikimedia Foundation asks for such substantial donations?"


He went on to express, "It certainly isn't necessary for running Wikipedia. You can literally store a full copy of its text on your phone! So, what's the fundraising for? Curious minds want to know..."

Interestingly, this proposal from Musk comes after a previous exchange between him and Wikipedia's founder, Jimmy Wales. In the past, Jimmy Wales criticized Musk for allegedly censoring individuals critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and restricting freedom of speech.

It's important to keep in mind that Musk is well-known for his playful antics on X, and in the recent past, he's made several unconventional statements. For instance, Musk once challenged Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta, to a cage match.