Elon Musk offers Wikipedia $1 billion dollars if they will change name to WHAT?

Billionaire Elon Musk hilariously offered Wikipedia one billion dollars if they would change their name to “D*ickipedia” after the co-founder of the free online encyclopedia said it was “not for sale.”

Co-founder Jimmy Wales previously posted a personal appeal from Wikipedia which Musk screenshotted and then posted with his offer.

“I will give them a billion dollars if they change their name to D*ckipedia,” Musk wrote on X.

“Please add that to the [cow and poop emojis] on my wiki page,” he added. “In the interests of accuracy.”

Futurist Ed Krassenstein urged Wikipedia to take the offer, “@Wikipedia, Do it! You can always change it back after you collect.”

That got a response from Musk and a clarification.

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

All of that follows Musk earlier on Sunday blasting the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia, for begging for money.

“Have you ever wondered why the Wikimedia Foundation wants so much money? It certainly isn’t needed to operate Wikipedia,” he posted 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 …”

X’s Community Notes pointed out:

Readers added context they thought people might want to know

Expenses: $146m

– 43-45% engineering improvements, product development, design and research, and legal support

– 31-32% grants, projects, trainings, tools for contributor capacity, and support for the legal defense of editors

– 13% Administration

– 11-12% Fundraising.


Wales is evidently no fan of Musk’s and is an outspoken critic of him. He condemned Musk’s decision to censor critics ahead of the Turkish presidential election last May.

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

Users on X think the suggested name change for Wikipedia makes a lot of sense and some volunteered their own as well:


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