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The below has been referred to as the Happiest Graph in the World.

The below has been referred to as the Happiest Graph in the World.
The below has been referred to as the Happiest Graph in the World.

It shows that in 1820 there were just under 1.1 billion people in the world, of which more than 1 billion lived in extreme poverty. Over the next 150 years, the decline of poverty was not fast enough to offset the very rapid rise of the world population, so the number of both non-poor and poor people increased. Since around 1970, however, we are living in a world in which the number of non-poor people is rising, while the number of poor people is falling. According to the estimates shown below, there were 2.2 billion people living in extreme poverty in 1970, and there were 705 million people living in extreme poverty in 2015. The number of extremely poor people in the world is 3 times lower than in 1970.
Decline of Poverty


This means that on average, every day in the 25 years between 1990 and 2015, 137,000 fewer people were living in extreme poverty.

There is a meaningful chance that in our, or our children's lifetimes, extreme poverty can be eliminated globally.

A happy graph indeed!

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