1. 20,000 children die worldwide every day due to poverty.
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  2. Nearly 1 billion people will go to bed hungry tonight.
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  3. 80% of humanity lives on less than US$10 per day.
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  4. If you earn more than US$21,000 a year, you are part of the richest 4% of the planet.
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  5. According to Bill Gates, by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.
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  6. 100
    million people in China live on less than US$1 per day.
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  7. 1 billion people still defecate in the open, in the absence of a toilet.
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  8. The combined wealth of the 85 richest people is equal to that of poorest 3.5 billion --half of the world's population.
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  9. The poorest place in the U.S. is Allen, South Dakota, where 96% are Native American.
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  10. 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.
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  11. Picasso burned most of his early work to keep his apartment warm because he was poor.
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  12. 53%
    of all American workers make less than US$30,000 a year.
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  13. In China, over
    35 million people
    still live in caves.
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  14. 64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries: India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Congo.
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  15. The richest 1% of the population owns 48% of the world's wealth.
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  16. U.S. Families living in extreme poverty, with less than US$$2 per day, has doubled to 1.5 million since 1996.
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  17. Lobster was fed to slaves because it was considered a mark of poverty prior to the 20th century.
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  18. The poverty line in America was designed assuming every family had a housewife who was a skillful cook.
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  19. The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
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  20. The poorest 5% of people in the U.S. are still
    richer than 68% of the world's inhabitants.
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  21. 66 million
    primary school age children across the developing world attend classes hungry.
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