The Earth with only 100 people

If 100 People Lived on Earth Today

If the population of the world was only 100 people, instead of 7.4 billion, while the statistics remaining the same, what would today’s society look like? A video published by GOOD Magazine (produced and written by Gabriel Reilich, animation by Jake Infusino) answers that question.

  • There would be 50 women and 50 men.
  • The populations of the continents would be like: Asia 60, Africa 15, Americas 15 and Europe 11.
  • Age distribution: 0-14 age 26 people, 15-24 age 16 people, 25-54 age 41 people, 55-64 age 9 people, and 65+ age 8 people.
  • There would be 31 Christians, 23 Muslims, 15 Hindus, 7 Buddhists, 8 with other religions, and 16 Non-religious people.
  • 12 people’s native language would be Mandarin. 6 Spanish, 5 English, 4 Hindi, 3 Arabic, and 70 people would speak 6500 other languages.
  • 86 could read and write, 14 couldn’t.
  • 15 people would make $2 or less a day. 56 between $2-$10, 13 between $10-$20, 9 between $20-$50, 6 between $50-$90 and 1 person would make more than $90 per day. In fact, 1 person would control 50% of all the money.
  • 21 would overweight, 63 normal/healthy weight, 15 malnourished and 1 starving.
  • 87 would have access to clean water, 13 wouldn’t.
  • 77 would have some kind of shelter, 23 wouldn’t.
  • 44 people would have internet access, 56 wouldn’t. (I think this statistic is rapidly changing)
  • 75 would have mobile phone, 25 wouldn’t (I think this statistic is also rapidly changing)
  • 7 would attended college, 97 not

For the sources, see the video on youtube.