How many people have ever lived on Earth?
|Year||Population||Births per 1,000||Births Between Benchmarks|
|Number who have ever been born||106,456,367,669|
|World population in mid-2002||6,215,000,000|
|Percent of those ever born who are living in 2002||5.8|
Source: Population Reference Bureau estimates.
Looking at the chart, I was initially wondering if this was religious in origin — that number “2” at 50,000BC seemed to have Adam and Eve written all over it. Turns out they were just using the minimum number necessary in order to be conservative :)
A fascinating, gorgeous look at our planet is here.
Posted On: March 29, 2010