Ben Affleck: $1.50 ‘Live Below the Line’ Challenge

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Ben Affleck $1.50: Oscar winner Ben Affleck will reportedly live on only $1.50 for a day, taking part in the Live Below the Line challenge.

Affleck will keep his food and drink costs below the threshold to raise awareness for the The Global Poverty Project, according to Yahoo News.

The group’s website says that living below the poverty line is capable of “challenging the way people in the US think about poverty – and making a huge difference.”

The website says that 1.4 billion people face extreme hunger and poverty and its challenge is a way to raise awareness about the issue. “Quite simply, we’re building a movement of passionate people willing and able to make a meaningful difference to those who need it most,” the website states.

Sophia Bush, Josh Groban, Debi Mazar, and Hunter Biden have also taken part in the challenge.

“Taking on this challenge last year was such a humbling experience for me, and I was so proud and heartened by my fans that joined me,” Groban said, according to the Perez Hilton website.

“I wanted to capture this in Below the Line, which was inspired by this experience. It’s amazing how much we take for granted not having to live in hunger, and I am honored to have been asked to help spread the word about this eye-opening campaign again this year.”


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  • deanrd

    How “fun”. To live like one of the “little people”.
    .
    Perhaps the time might be better spent raising money for “education” and “scholorships”? Perhaps even finding creative ways to help people so they don’t have to live on $1.50 a day? A way to help them qualify for one of the 3.7 million unfilled jobs in this country that leave business fighting over immigrants with degees?

  • cs

    This guy is going to live off of $1.50 of food per day for 5 days to
    promote poverty awareness. I guess he thought this is 1896 when capitalism was at it’s
    strongest and workers earned a little over 1.00 a day, were treated deplorably.
    True poverty. Like this generation knows of poverty now with capitalism all but
    destroyed and entitlements at an all time high.


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