There are 7.2 billion people in this world.
Trying to visualize that number is overwhelming, to say the least. But what if that number were reduced to a mere 100?
The project “100 People: A World Portrait” was created to help people conceptualize the world’s staggering population. By using information from the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the census, the United Nations, and others, the project used the world’s population statistics and scaled them to just 100 people.
Jack Hagely then designed this infographic to help visualize the data.
Here is what the world would look like if there were only 100 people:
The World As 100 People
Courtesy of Jack Hagley
The last statistics by “100 People” were taken in 2006, and there have been dramatic changes to the data since then. In 2006, only one person out of 100 would have obtained a college degree — and now there are seven.