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Hugh Evans

CEO, Global Citizen

At 14, Australian-born Hugh Evans spent the night in a Manila slum. The realities of his hosts’ lives motivated him to challenge the status quo of extreme poverty. After a trip to S. Africa in 2002, Evans built Make Poverty History, staging the Make Poverty History Concert. In 2012, Evans launched the Global Citizen Festival — a free, ticketed event requiring fans to perform anti-poverty actions in exchange for entry. Now nearly 3 million actions have been taken against extreme poverty.