Ben Affleck to Live on $1.50 For a Day, Bring Attention to Poverty

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He may be a multi-millionaire, but Ben Affleck will make like someone in poverty next week in order to bring attention to a cause close to his heart.

The actor has vowed to keep his food and drink costs below $1.50 for one day as a fundraising campaign for The Global Poverty Project.

Ben Affleck at the 2013 Oscars

The organization's website says the purpose of the project is "to give a glimpse into the lives of 1.4 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line every day - and who have to make $1.50 cover a lot more than food."

Affleck will specifically be supporting the Eastern Congo Initiative.

Those taking part - which also include Josh Groban and Sophia Bush - will Tweet their experiences throughout next week on their personal accounts and on Live Below the Line's account (@LBLUS).

There's no truth to the rumor that, with his marriage to Jennifer Garner supposedly in crisis, Affleck will actually use the money saved here to buy her a huge diamond ring.


Ben Affleck Biography

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Berkeley, California
Full Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt