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Poverty Facts
18 Facts about Poverty

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20,000 children die worldwide every day due to poverty.
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% of the planet.
According to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.
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 world's 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.
of all American workers make less than US$30,000 a year.
In China, over
35 million people
still live in caves.
64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries: India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Congo.
The richest 1% of the population owns 48% of the world's wealth.
U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.
Lobster was fed to slaves because it was considered a mark of poverty prior to the 20th century.
The poverty line in America was designed assuming every family had a housewife who was a skillful cook.
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