Sodeto in Spain is considered the luckiest village in the world. In 2011, nearly all of its 240 residents became millionaires overnight. All except one. His name is Costis Mitsotakis. In the thick of Europe’s economic crisis, Sodeto was suffering. Many villagers were battling unemployment and a prolonged drought. The crops would not grow, and money was scarce.
Keith Payne didn’t know he was poor until one day in the fourth grade. He was standing in line when a cafeteria cashier asked him for $1.25. The cashier was new and didn’t know that Keith was from a low-income family, so his lunch was always free.