If there were only 100 people in the world

Here are some charts showing the distribution if there were only 100 people in the world. Some things to note:

  • I wonder why French isn’t listed?
  • What small minority we are in the USA 5%
  • What a minority us older people over 65 are
  • Only 7 would have a college education, surprising
  • Almost evenly split between urban and rural dwellers
  • A big majority, 78, have electricity
  • 75 have cell phones!
  • Almost half (48) live on <$2 USD/day
  • 33 christians and 22 muslims, surprising, what about jews?

Author: Geoff

Quick rundown: Grew up in Lombard, Illinois, went to Arizona State University, worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co, then Laventhal and Horwath, then Rolling Stones, then Heron International, then Goodby Berlin and Silverstein in San Francisco. Moved to the foothills in 1990 and traded futures and designed websites. Married to Kate Stewart, now living in Colfax, CA. We have six grandchildren. I enjoy camping in our RV, hiking, kayaking, fishing, droning and cross country skiing Also conga drumming, photography and dogs.

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  1. Interesting stats. Not surprising almost half would live on less that $2 USD per day, yet 3/4ths have cell phones.

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