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VIDEO: The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Global economic development should be a process by which local people are empowered to change their own lives — not an intervention of rich countries who come to "save." Here, William Kamkwamba shares the moving tale of how he used technology and knowledge to change his own circumstances.

VIDEO: The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Living a simple and happy life, Chow Yun-fat plans to give his around $700 million fortune to charity, Hong Kong movie site Jayne Stars reported.

Chow Yun Fat was born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong, to a mother who was a cleaning lady and vegetable farmer, and a father who worked on a Shell Oil Company tanker. Chow grew up in a farming community, in a house with no electricity.

He would wake at dawn each morning to help his mother sell herbal jelly and Hakka tea-pudding on the streets; in the afternoons, he went to work in the fields.

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