In terms of the number of poor, 1.29 billion people lived on less than $1.25 a day in 2008, as compared to 1.91 billion in 1990 and 1.94 billion in 1981. However, even at the current rate of progress, about one billion people will still live in extreme poverty in 2015.
There are almost as many cell-phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as there are people on this earth (seven billion)—and it took a little more than 20 years for that to happen. In 2013, there were some 96 cell-phone service subscriptions for every 100 people in the world.
Here is a question to all my fellow Tsu-friends:
How many of you are making already $1.25 a day – and what are you doing that not ANYBODY ANYWHERE on this planet would be able to do on their cell-phone?
And for all you Tsu critics out there I have a song for you: