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Ben Affleck to eat on $1.50 a day
First Published Apr 24 2013 11:57 am • Last Updated Apr 24 2013 12:00 pm

Ben Affleck has pledged to feed himself on a meager $1.50 a day.

So he’s going into journalism?

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According to E! News, the Oscar winner is the latest Hollywood star taking on the challenge of having to feed himself on $1.50 a day as part of the Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign, which raises funds and awareness to fight extreme poverty.

"1.4 billion people live on less than $1.50/day. I’m joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?," Affleck tweeted on Monday.


Affleck is joining the project to support the Eastern Congo Initiative, an advocacy group he founded with the goal of creating more opportunities for economic and social development for the people of that African country.

The "Argo" star joins fellow actor Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki in "Thor" and "The Avengers," who earlier this month spent five days living off that meager amount and posted a video about the experiment, whose guidelines call for participants to adhere to a budget of only $7.50 for five whole days. (In Hiddleston’s case, lunch was one whole baked potato.)

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