If The World Were 100 People would we fight harder for equality?


If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? How many people would have shelter? Who would have access to clean water? Education?

Our global population exceeds 7 billion people, and is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050.  But what if we simply think of the world as 100 people.

    • Who are we?
    • What do we look like?
    • What can we learn from others?


By using a representative population of 100 it helps people to better understand the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share.

GOOD Magazine have produced a video to illustrate how unequal the world is by imagining how the world would look if it was made up of 100 people.

Using statistics and data gathered from the CIA’s World Facebook, GOOD have found that if the world’s population was shrunk down to 100 people, only one person would control 50 per cent of the world’s money, 15 would be malnourished and 13 would not have access to clean water.

The world would be made up of 15 Africans, 11 Europeans, 60 Asians and 14 Americans – the majority of people being aged 25-54.

It is the statistics regarding global finance that are perhaps most revealing. In terms of income, 15 people would earn less than $2 a day and 56 between $2-10 per day.

By contrast, six people would make between $50-90 dollars a day, while one person would take home more than $90 per day.

Overall, one person would control 50 per cent of all the money in the world.

The video also highlights the differences in education across the world. It shows that out of 100, 14 would be unable to read and 93 would not have had the opportunity to attended college.

When it comes to the very basics, the aspects of life that many of us have become accustomed to and often take for granted, the results show that 13 people would have no access to clean water and 23 people would not have any shelter.

Check out the video below:

Video Credit: GOOD Magazine From youTube