BY: CAROLINE ROLF
Now that our population has surpassed 7 billion and continues to rise, it can be hard to see your significance in the world when you are a single individual in a number this large. But what if we scaled 7 billion down to only 100 people to understand what the world is made up of:
The 100 People Foundation and graphic designer Jack Hagley created this infographic to depict just how diverse the human race really is.
Demographically, if 100 people accounted for the entire human race it would consist of 26 children and 74 adults. Of the 100, 60 would be Asian, 15 African, 11 European, 9 South American and only 5 would be North American. In 2006, only a single person out of the 100 would have a college education, but today that number has jumped to 7 due partially to education advances in Asia. The infographic visualizes how many people would have the essentials like food, water and housing, as well as Internet, education and much more.
Infographic courtesy of: jackhagley.com
Image sourcing: linkedin.com