Elon Musk is Donating $30 Million to Cameron County and Brownsville, TX

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Elon Musk may have just moved here to Texas, but it seems he’s already getting in to the Texas giving spirit. Yesterday he announced via Twitter a donation of $20 million to Cameron County schools and another $10 million to Brownsville, TX for downtown revitalization efforts.

Of course this might be more than the philanthropic gift that it appears to be. There’s a chance this is a shrewd business move designed to endear the local community to Elon and his company SpaceX which has been launching and exploding Starships nearby and wants to rename a local community to Starbase, TX.

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