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Monaco's GDP per capita is $165,420 — the second highest in the world.

15 astounding facts about Monaco, the tiny French Riviera city-state where 32% of the population is made up of millionaires

With an area of 0.78 square miles and a population of 38,300, it's one of the densest countries in the world. One in three people is a millionaire.

How to solve a problem with no apparent solution, according to top problem solver Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explains how to solve problems with no apparent solution.
Bill and Melinda Gates interacting with women of the Musahar community in their locality of Jamsaut village on 23 March 2011

A woman asked Melinda Gates to adopt and raise her 2 children, while holding one of them, because she was so poor

Melinda Gates, the billionaire philanthropist and wife of the Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, said a woman in India once gave her her children to raise.
Mayor Michael Tubbs speaks at the TED 2019 conference.

A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in ...

At 28 year old, Mayor Michael Tubbs is spearheading a basic income pilot in his hometown of Stockton, California.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

23 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t want you to see

Kim Jong Un has fought to present the Hermit Kingdom as a bastion of military might, but the reality of daily life in North Korea is grim.
Bill Gates

After talking to teens about anger management, Bill Gates admits that some of his Microsoft meltdowns were over the top

Decades before Bill Gates was a beloved philanthropist, he was Microsoft's brilliant jerk.
Plastic grocery bags from a 99 Cents Only Store in Los Angeles.

Dollar stores are feeding more Americans than Whole Foods, and it’s leading some communities into crisis

Dollar stores may be provoking economic distress in rural communities and low-income black neighborhoods.

The 17 least safe cities in America

The least safe cities in America missed the mark when it came to community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety, found Wallet Hub.

These 7 states have the worst homelessness crises in the US. They also have some of the most expensive housing.

States with the worst homelessness crises also have some of the highest housing costs in the US.

This is what poverty looks like in the US right now

Though poverty has slightly declined in recent years, the Census found that there were 39.7 million people in poverty in the US in 2017.