Speed Reading — Level 0 — 300 wpm 

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Bill Gates said that by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries. Today there are 35. The people have very little money. All of South America, Asia, and Central America (but maybe not Haiti), and most in Africa will be richer. When Gates was born, most countries were poor. In 20 years from now, most countries will be richer.

Mr Gates said N. Korea, Haiti and some African nations will still be poor. Nearly 90% of countries will be richer than India today. Poor countries will copy rich countries. They will have new medicines, better seeds and a faster Internet. He said more than one billion people are still very, very poor. He said: "It's not time to celebrate".

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