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Poverty facts
12 Facts about Poverty


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Nearly 1 billion people will go to bed hungry tonight.
80% of humanity lives on less than US$10 per day.
If you earn more than US$21,000 a year, you are part of the richest 4% on the planet.
According to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.
100
million people in China live on less than US$1 per day.
1 billion people still defecate in the open, in the absence of a toilet.
The combined wealth of the 85 richest people is equal to that of poorest 3.5 billion --half of the worlds population.
The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American.
Sylvester Stallone was so poor, he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later, he sold the script for Rocky and bought him back for $3,000.
Picasso burned most of his early work to keep his apartment warm because he was poor.
53%
of all American workers make less than US$30,000 a year.
In China, over
35 million people
still live in caves.
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