What would you do if you were a billionaire and had billions of dollars at your disposal to do good in the world? Would you curb the effects of climate change, prevent world hunger, or ensure every human on the planet has clean drinking water? Today’s writing prompt is centered around imagining what being in such a position would be like.
Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt, as well as my completed version of the prompt.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Billionaire Gives it All Away
Today’s writing prompt is based on something that happened in real life recently. Patagonia’s founder gave away the company.
For today’s writing prompt, write a short news article with the headline “Billionaire Gives it All Away.” Write between 250 and 300 words.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
BILLIONAIRE GIVES IT ALL AWAY, by K.E. Creighton
BILLIONAIRE GIVES IT ALL AWAY
Today, billionaire and founder of Easy Eats, Tom Ballard, publically vowed to allocate all Easy Eats sales and proceeds toward eradicating hunger around the world. And by all proceeds, we mean ALL proceeds. In addition, Ballard announced that nearly seventy-five percent of all food products produced by Easy Eats will be shipped to communities enmeshed in food crises around the world, with a focus on those communities located in various regions of Africa that have been dangerously low on food supplies for at least a decade.
“The new aim of Easy Eats is to reduce food shortages around the world by nearly sixty percent within the next five years,” Ballard stated on the record, before dropping the bombshell, “The company will no longer function for profit, starting October first of this year.”
Needless to say, this announcement has shaken up investors, as well as legal and business experts everywhere across the globe because the case is still out on how this change will ultimately transpire –literally– due to the current lawsuit against Easy Eats. The lawsuit alleges unauthorized use of certain additives in Easy Eats’ popular packaged meal, Max Mac. There is also speculation over whether Ballard’s move to convert Easy Eats to nonprofit operations has legal standing to come about at all at this time.
When making the announcement earlier this morning, Ballard also claimed that his food empire is more than equipped to bear the brunt of all costs associated with food production at Easy Eats for at least five to six years before additional funds or donations will be needed.
Experts aren’t the only people shaken up after Ballard’s announcement either, according to one source. The source, who is close to Ballard’s family, claims to have confirmation that Ballard’s wife of ten years, Camilla Newman, is planning to file for divorce within the next week in the wake of Ballard’s announcement, which Ms. Newman apparently hadn’t seen coming.
Ballard’s announcement and subsequent actions will change a lot of things, especially global food supply chains.
Before the October first deadline, Ballard and other Easy Eats executives plan to provide any relevant updates to the public. So, you can expect to hear more from us on this developing story in the coming months.
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
Completing this writing prompt was inspiring in a way. It’s inspiring to think of all the good things that could be accomplished with billions of dollars at one’s disposal. However, it is also important to consider what type of backlash would happen too, because that’s surely inevitable in the way our current world functions.