Tag: poverty

The word “No” made me into a billionaire

The word “No” made me into a billionaire

I grew up poor in the housing projects of Brooklyn, New York. The word “no” has been said to me more than “yes”, but I never let that stop me from building the fifth largest food chain in the world. I am now the 232nd richest person in the United States with a net worth …

Why Are 46 Million Americans Living in Poverty?

Why Are 46 Million Americans Living in Poverty?

bjbjLULU JUDY WOODRUFF: The latest measurement of poverty in America was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the news was headed in the wrong direction. Ray Suarez looks behind the numbers. RAY SUAREZ: At a time when much of Washington is focused on helping the struggling middle class, today’s report outlined the magnitude …

Family struggles with life on the poverty line

Family struggles with life on the poverty line

THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS BUT ABOUT FAMILY. CHINH DOAN REPORTS. CHINH DOAN: THERE IS NEVER ABLE DOME MOMENT IN THIS OMAHA REPORT. SHE LIVES HERE WITH HER HUSBAND AND THEIR SEVEN CHILDREN.>>SHE IS 15. HE IS 12. THIS IS ANTHONY, HE IS NINE. THIS I CORDELL, SEVEN. THIS IS ADRIANA, SHE IS FOUR. …