Ben Affleck To Live On $1.50 For A Day

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/ April 23, 2013

Even if the dough keeps rolling in for Oscar-winning thespian Ben Affleck, he’s still taking on the Live Below The Line challenge and living on $1.50 a day.

The Good Will Hunting star will keep his food and living expenses to what many in poverty spend on a 12 oz. can of soda in an effort to raise awareness for The Global Poverty Project.

According to Live Below The Line’s website, the $1.50-a-day mission is meant “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.”

Celebs Sophia Bush, Josh Groban, Debi Mazar, and Hunter Biden are also set to join the cause. The well-known stars will keep tabs on Twitter as well as the project’s official handle @LBLUS.

“Last year we had over 15,000 people participate, and raised over $3 million,” Michael Trainer, U.S. Country Director of The Global Poverty Project, said in a statement. “We’re excited to leverage the support The Global Poverty Project has received from the campaign last year, and the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park.”

To learn more, visit livebelowtheline.com.