Global Citizen's CEO Thinks Music Is a Key Part of Wiping Out Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans and the anthem for activism

Money can't buy a ticket to one of the hottest concerts of the year, and that's just how Hugh Evans likes it. The CEO of education and advocacy group Global Citizen wants people to mobilize to fight extreme poverty in the world, and when they do—via lobbying Congress, signing petitions, tweeting decision makers—they'll win a chance to see chart-topping acts for free in New York's Central Park. Global Citizens, as members are called, have taken millions of individual actions in this battle since 2012, starting what Evans calls a "sustainable movement, not a flash in the pan."